Posted on: 16 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 19, 2019
Economist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK
Closing date:Tuesday 19 February 2019
Salary – £35,217 per annum
Hours – 35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility
Location – York, with some UK travel
Term – Permanent
About the role
We have a rare opportunity for an Economist to join our new team and provide economic insight and thought leadership on in-work poverty.
Designing a programme of economic analysis, you will offer insight to increase the nation’s understanding of poverty and policies to solve poverty. Commissioning and managing research from external organisations to deliver the Economics Unit’s programme of analysis and insight, you will increase the organisation’s understanding and use economic thinking in its commentary, research and advocacy.
It’s not right that millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy will work alongside our partners to build public and political will for change and the demand for solutions.
We are looking for someone who has previous experience of using data for economic analysis, coupled with an interest in social policy, UK poverty and an understanding of the political environment in which social policy decisions are taken. With the ability to draw policy conclusions from economic analysis, you will be a good communicator who has a passion for personal development.
You will have a strong data analysis skillset and will be able to work with other members of a team, ensuring quality and replicability of analysis.
Women are under-represented in this area of work and are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated equally.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference.
We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.
We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach – we just need more people to believe it too.
To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change – change that will see us become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.
If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you.
How to apply
Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to email@example.com
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 February 2019
In support of our approach to flexible working we are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis.
When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.
Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.
At JRF/JRHT we are inclusive and are committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.