RAND Europe

Analyst: Home Affairs and Social Policy

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Position Summary



Title:            Analyst: Home Affairs and Social Policy


Location:      Cambridge


Reports to:    Research Group Director


Salary:         £27,200 - £34,000



RAND Europe is a not-for-profit policy research organisation. Our mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research, sharing the insights and information widely, and working in partnership with a range of clients and collaborators.

We wish to recruit an exceptional candidate at an Analyst level to grow our team working on EU evaluations, particularly in the field of employment and social policy. You will address complex policy questions by conducting research and analysis on behalf of clients in the field of employment, labour market and skills and support the research group in submitting proposals and delivering multiple projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience of, and be familiar in:

  • Conducting policy research for European institutions
  • EU policy in the area of employment, skills, and/or social policy
  • Undertaking data collection and analysis using appropriate methods
  • Research design for EU evaluations and impact assessments (preferably with experience of the Better Regulation Guidelines)

Fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in one or more EU language would be an asset.


The Home Affairs and Social Policy Research Group undertakes contract research and analysis in a range of public policy areas, including crime and justice, employment, well-being at work, migration, education and other socio-economic topics. Our work spans projects in developed and developing countries and we have an extensive portfolio of work for different the EU, national governments, charitable foundations and others.


About RAND Europe

RAND Europe is a community interest company, and was established in 1992 as an independently chartered European unit of the U.S. policy research institution, the RAND Corporation. RAND Europe has offices in Brussels and Cambridge, and employs approximately 80 researchers: just over half of our research staff have doctorates with the balance holding other post-graduate degrees. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages small projects, with some supervision, including monitoring budget, timetable and deliverables
  • Drafts sections of reports with minimal supervision
  • Maintains day-to-day contact with clients
  • Contributes to impact by identifying opportunities for communication of research findings
  •  Manages small proposals
  • Analyses calls for tender to identify proposal requirements
  • Drafts sections of proposals
  • Supports business development activities
  • Supports strategic corporate initiatives
  • Ad hoc duties as required.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Skills and Experience:


  • Some relevant experience in similar role
  • Basic knowledge of methodologies and their application
  • Research design
  • Report writing
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Intermediate Word
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Intermediate PowerPoint


  • Post graduate degree or equivalent


  • Research methods


As a member of the team you will enjoy:
- 8% Employer contribution pension
- Bupa medical insurance
- Childcare vouchers
- Enhanced holiday allowance
- Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
- Flexible working arrangement
- Permanent health insurance
- Group life assurance
- A friendly multinational work environment
- Employee wellbeing initiatives – such as cycle to work schemes, fresh fruit and company bikes.
How to apply
Please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal comprising a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample in English (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience), which will all need to be submitted as one document.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 7 December 2017.


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