£30,524, plus benefits
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as an Advisor working in BIT: North, our office in Manchester. The successful applicant will work on a range of projects in a wide range of policy areas including: health and social care integration, increasing physical activity and increasing recycling and reducing fly-tipping. Each of these projects will require the Advisor to find ways in which behavioural insights can be applied to policy problems. BIT North’s main focus of work is embedding behavioural insights across Greater Manchester. BIT North also has a portfolio of work across the North West and the successful applicant will have a key role to play in further developing this work.
The then Prime Minister created BIT in 2010 to apply behavioural science to public policy in the UK. In February 2014 we became a social purpose company, owned by the Cabinet Office, Nesta (an innovation charity) and our employees.
BIT works around the world in almost every area of public policy. Whilst the subject and output of our projects varies considerably, there are common threads: we try to understand the contexts in which people make decisions; we notice small details; we come up with innovative ideas for solving policy problems and we measure everything we do as robustly as we can.
As well as displaying professional excellence, BIT selects staff on the basis of our company values: always prioritising social impact; empiricism and humility; fresh thinking, collaboration; and public service.
The Manchester team currently has 2 full time members of staff and we work very closely with BIT’s London office. This is a great opportunity to help shape our existing programmes of work as well as to help us grow a vibrant regional office delivering significant social impact across the North of England.
As an Advisor you will work on a wide range of projects providing expert advice and project management. You will likely lead aspects of projects working to a Senior Advisor, and will also undertake discrete pieces of work (such as literature reviews or scoping out various aspects of projects). You will also work collaboratively on other projects across BIT as required. You will get regular exposure to a range of senior stakeholders and be expected to actively contribute to company development. Most of our Advisors have a Masters degree in a relevant subject (economics, psychology or similar) and prior work experience in either a policy or consultancy role.
Your role is very likely to include:
*Masters in a relevant subject area (including, but not limited to behavioural economics, psychology, design thinking, evaluation methods); and