Senior Policy and Operations Analyst
Position will close when filled
Westminster head office
Full time, permanent role
£32,000 – £42,000
We are looking for an impact-oriented analyst with experience managing and executing high-level quantitative research projects. You must be passionate about improving how public services are delivered, and keen to develop a high level of policy knowledge. You will:
- Build our research arm
- Broaden our client work
- Deliver and develop our core products and services
The ideal candidate will have a highly quantitative or analytical background and demonstrate a keen interest in social policy with evidence of a passion to make change happen in both central government policy and front line operations. You will have a postgraduate qualification in a quantitative research field, or several years occupational experience in quantitative research. You will have a desire to apply your skills and experience to complex issues in the welfare sector and beyond. You should have excellent people-skills, and an ability to influence and build relationships quickly.
What’s it like to work at Policy in Practice?
There are a lot of client facing opportunities, as a technical person, to be right in front of customers to make sure that the product that we’re building is meeting their needs. It’s always great when you hear customers share their stories of how they’ve used our tools to effectively target support to residents.
I was passionate about making an impact and I think if you have those two things, for a technical role here at Policy in Practice, that’s more than enough.
Terrin Mathew, Technical Data Analyst
It’s not just crunching numbers, it’s thinking about that in context. We’re always chatting to clients or people that are using our free benefit calculator and we are having to discuss the policy issues behind the data. There have been so many opportunities. I’ve been on TV talking about the British welfare system and policy, meeting clients as well as improving my own data analysis skills.
Louise Murphy, Policy and Operations Analyst
Generous, kind, smart and motivated people that I’ve had the privilege of working with – just the best people. That combination of people who are very interested in the intricacies and understanding the problem and really delving into the mechanics of policy and how to solve problems combined with a motivation to really effect positive change to make a difference.
Ben Fell, Head of Analysis
There’s a lot of opportunity to move up very quickly onto very interesting projects. Also very quickly, with some supervision, you can have leadership over your own project or even over some ideas that you might have. People here are very rigorous with the work that they do, and conscientious.
Juan Alvarez, Policy Analyst
The world’s your oyster! If you want to grow with the company you absolutely can. People can come in and make huge progress really quickly.
Frances Sinclair, Head of Admin Services
The best part of my job is that as a 21-year old I’m able to get in a room with some of the most senior people in local government and pitch to them. I like the challenge of dealing with senior people and the fact I get to do that so early in my career.
Oscar Jefferson, Junior Account Manager
I set up Policy in Practice to change how policy is communicated to people. If it’s clear and simple, you put power in the hands of the citizen so they can make the decisions that are right for them. It is about making a fundamental difference on the front line.
Deven Ghelani, Director and Founder
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Make a change for good. Work with us
We’re always looking for people who are hungry to drive change and make a difference. The compelling work we do, together with the benefits we give and the career prospects we offer, make Policy in Practice a sought-after place to work for both graduates and those with more experience.
We’re here to help people. If you can help us reach the next level of social impact we want to hear from you. Whether you’re passionate about policy, technology, communicating or sales, or you have experience in delivering frontline government services, we’ll invest in you while you grow the range and depth of your skills and experience.
Based in the heart of Westminster, our nimble size and impressive growth mean real opportunities for you to build your career in a friendly and supportive environment. Policy in Practice can give you autonomy to help lead our work, immediate recognition of your efforts and the opportunity for rapid progression. With us, you’ll take part in a wide variety of work. From developing on digital tools to contributing to national policy debates and meeting MPs, at Policy in Practice you’ll be supported to follow your interests.
We thrive because our team has a wide variety of backgrounds. A passion for tackling poverty and helping those on the frontline is most highly valued, and you can directly help serve the communities we work with better. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.
- Regular social events
- Free fruit, snacks and treats
- Great Christmas parties and away days
- A close-knit, supportive team environment
- Prime Westminster location with river views
- Opportunities for flexible working arrangements
- Opportunities to attend industry conferences, travel and training events
If you’re ready to challenge yourself and make a positive difference, come and work with us. Our fun, friendly and diverse team is waiting for you.