£44,413 - £60,088 per annum, plus benefits
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Senior Advisor leading work on Crime, Justice and Home Affairs. You will lead a range of projects across the Home Affairs portfolio looking at ways in which behavioural insights can be applied to policy problems.
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.
The Behavioural Insights Team works with governments around the world in almost every area of 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 find out what has and hasn’t worked before; 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 Home Affairs team at BIT has worked with the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defence, and several UK police forces.
As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for leading projects on crime and justice with a range of partners including UK police forces and government departments. You will be expected to deliver your projects to tight deadlines and budgets.
Working with team members, you will be expected to make a substantial contribution to BIT’s thinking, developing powerful new insights. You will also be expected to demonstrate the pragmatism and agility to apply these new insights and run trials in the field whilst respecting the requirements and limitations of our partners.
Alongside managing projects, you will also be responsible for managing Advisors and Associate Advisors, both allocating work appropriately on projects and providing feedback and coaching as a line manager.
You will be responsible for providing expert advice to our partners. You will have regular exposure to senior decision makers and practitioners and be expected to rapidly develop a reputation as a trusted advisor to them. You will stay up to date with the latest policy developments in the home affairs sector, writing short, to-the-point policy notes on how to apply behavioural insights to emerging priorities. You will give presentations and run workshops with partners to help them consider how they might use a behavioural approach. You will also help to develop new project opportunities in the home affairs area either with the UK government or other organisations within the sector.
Finally, it would be desirable if you have: