Policy and Economics Researcher with Business for Scotland

Location: Glasgow
£16,000-21,000 dependent on experience
Full-time one year post with potential for extension
Immediate Start
Closing date: 30 March 2018, noon
Interviews will be held w/c 2 April 2018

This role is part-funded through the Glasgow Graduate Guarantee Scheme and so applicants will have to apply from an address in the Glasgow City Council area, have graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in 2017 or 2018 and have been underemployed or unemployed for the last 13 weeks.

 

About the company

BfS campaigns for the business and economic policies that will allow members’ businesses to thrive and bring greater prosperity to Scotland. They publish articles that influence, provide expert opinion, evidence and advice to both the Scottish and UK Parliaments. They also organise networking events, conferences and dinners, and regularly produce impactful and unique research reports.

To read more about Business for Scotland, visit their website.


The role

Do you want to play a key role working with BfS in influencing and reshaping Scotland’s economy? Are you interested in being part of a progressive economic think tank and high profile campaigning business network which aims to drive forward an economic approach aimed at making Scotland more inclusive, greener, fairer and prosperous?

In this research role your duties will be to:

• Research, analyse and present information for use in reports or infographics.
• Research and develop credible and influential economic and policy ideas and convey these into credible and well-written reports and articles for BfS’s digital media.
• Drive forward and lead projects from start to finish (research, analyse ideas, develop ideas, draw conclusions and present).
• Build effective relations with government, international and multilateral institutions, other think tanks, universities etc.
• Keep up to date with the economic and political news.
• Monitor national and regional press for relevant information, commentary opportunities and research for reports.


Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience within a research environment and of handling and analysing quantitative data.  You should have experience of producing research outputs and potentially, publications such as articles, reports or academic papers within the political and economic area.  You will be able to demonstrate experience of research and data analysis of economic and policy issues.  Some experience of policy and economic development would be advantageous.

You should be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:adopt.an.intern.graduate.jobs.uk.scotland.internship.joy.lewis.aai..png

• Commitment and interest in driving high-quality research.
• A good grasp of economics and policy – ideally you'll have a Masters qualification in economics / politics / numerical discipline.
• Ability to pull together research about economics and policy and be able to critically analyse this information.
• The ability to develop ideas within economics and public policy and contributing these to the new economic debate.
• Strong numerical ability.
• Excellent organisational and project management skills.
• Ability to use own initiative.
• Strong research and report writing skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and just to get on with it.


Application

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2018, 12 noon.

Please note the following criteria, which is non-negotiable. Please get in touch with jobs@adoptanintern.org.uk if you have questions regarding this.

This role is part-funded through the Glasgow Graduate Guarantee Scheme and so applicants will have to apply from an address in the Glasgow City Council area, have graduated with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in 2017 or 2018 and have been underemployed or unemployed for the last 13 weeks.


Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

 

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