RAND Europe

  • Analyst: Home Affairs and Social Policy

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/12/2018 8:53 AM)
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  • Position Summary

    Title:            Analyst: Home Affairs and Social Policy


    Location:      Cambridge


    Reports to:    Research Group Director


    Salary:         £27,000 per annum to £31,500 per annum


    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 of social policy researchers, particularly in the fields of employment and education. The successful candidate will address complex policy questions by conducting research and analysis in the field of employment, education, labour market and skills and support the research group in submitting proposals and delivering multiple projects.

    At a minimum, you will have a Master’s degree in a social science, public policy or related discipline, and ideally a PhD in a similar subject area (or be close to finishing a PhD). The ideal candidate will have experience of, and be familiar in:

    • Conducting policy research in the areas of employment, education, skills or broader social policy.
    • Undertaking data collection and analysis using appropriate methods
    • Research design for evaluations

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


    The Home Affairs and Social Policy Research Group undertakes contract and grant funded research and analysis in a range of public policy areas, including crime and justice, employment, well-being at work, migration, education. Our work is primarily, although not exclusively, in developed countries and we have an extensive portfolio of work for national governments, EU institutions, charitable foundations and private sector organisations.


    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 and funders
    • Contributes to impact by identifying opportunities for communication of research findings
    • Manages small proposals
    • Analysing calls for tender to identify proposal requirements and help organise responses.
    • Drafts sections of proposals
    • Supports business development activities
    • Supports strategic corporate initiatives
    • Ad hoc duties as required.

    Skills, Qualifications and Experience

    • Some relevant experience in similar role
    • Topic expertise in employment, education or another area of social policy.
    • Basic knowledge of different methodologies and their application
    • Some knowledge and experience of research design
    • Report writing, preferably for policymaker audiences
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Intermediate Word
    • Intermediate Excel
    • Intermediate PowerPoint



    • Post graduate degree or equivalent


    As a member of the team you will enjoy:
    - 8% Employer contribution pension
    - Bupa medical insurance
    - Permanent health insurance
    - Group life assurance
    - Enhanced holiday allowance
    - Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
    - Fresh fruit every day
    - Cycle to work scheme
    - Company bikes
    - Employee wellbeing initiatives

    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 Wednesday 9 January 2019.


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