We know the numbers. We know the challenges. What happens next will define us for generations.
We need an analyst and storyteller to drive our thinking. And we need your help to make this happen.
The post holder will be responsible for maximising our policy impact through high quality research and policy analysis on the economic aspects of ageing.
The context is a challenging one.
For example, in the UK over the past quarter of a century:
- Inequalities in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy have grown.
- While more of us are working longer into our lives, 50–64-year-olds are still less likely to be in employment than people aged 25-49. Opportunities to learn to support longer working lives are limited.
- The public sector has built very few new homes and the private sector hasn’t been able to fill the gap for first- or last-time buyers.
- Almost 60 million children in primary school age are not in school
- Only 20% of older people in low-income countries receive a pension
- Climate Change and antimicrobial resistance threatens progress made over the past 25 years
Yet there is a lot going on and plenty of opportunities to help deliver our ambitious plans.
- The UN and WHO are leading the Decade of Healthy Ageing;
- The Westminster Government has committed to supporting 5 years of extra “healthy years”.
For a small organisation we offer good benefits and flexible working. We even give you your birthday as an extra day of leave as well as additional leave at Christmas and over the New Year.
For the full job description and details of how to apply for this post, download the Senior Research Fellow recruitment pack below. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 08 August 2022.