Economic Analyst

We are looking for a new member of the research team who has got the skills to define and deliver research projects and has a curiosity and aptitude for data analysis.

Job posted on 9 November 2020

Job details 

Closing date

30 November 2020



Contract type

Full time, permanent

The role:

Responsible to: Director of Policy & Research

Responsible for:  Carrying out research and policy work on the performance of UK cities and their economies.  Deliver projects as a member of the Research team, managing key external relationships, delivering events and supporting the senior management team as required.

Matching pension scheme: up to 10 per cent

Annual leave: 28 days plus eight bank holidays, leave allowance rising to 30 days after four years’ service

Start Date:  ASAP

This is an opportunity to play a key role in one of the UK’s leading organisations dedicated to cities and urban policy. We are looking for a new member of the research team who has got the skills to define and deliver research projects and has a curiosity and aptitude for data analysis.

Based on experience, the successful candidate will either be appointed as a Researcher or an Analyst. Candidates suitable for the Analyst position will be expected to have at least two years of relevant work experience.

We are currently working from home but will return to our office close to London Bridge as soon as that is practical and the right decision for our team.

The deadline for applications is Midnight, Monday 30 November. Interviews including a written test will take place via Zoom in the week beginning Monday 7 December.

Job description

  •  Undertake rigorous quantitative and qualitative economic and policy research on cities in the UK according to the Centre’s research priorities.
  • Contribute to the Centre’s policy development across a range of areas, and provide the team with expertise and thought leadership in related policy areas.
  • Represent the Centre’s interests and positions to external policy networks in Whitehall, cities, and business, and help disseminate key messages via presentations, social and traditional media.
  • Maintain a network of contacts in cities, government, business and academic organisations.
  • Input into fundraising activities, including preparation of proposals, meetings and presentations with potential partners and monitoring relationships and opportunities, as required.

Person Specification

  • Good general knowledge of and interest in UK urban economies and the related policy environment, and a curiosity to understand how cities function and what this means for the national economy.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to understand data and draw out the key issues and apply them to the Centre’s research programme.
  • Applied experience of using statistical packages, e.g.  R, STATA, ArcGIS, to undertake quantitative analysis.
  • Good first degree in economics or related subject that provides the experience and skills to carry out thorough research and policy thinking on urban policy, particularly related to the economic performance of cities.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

To apply

Please apply by completing the application form on our website and send it to

All application forms are anonymised prior to shortlisting so we do not accept CVs.

We currently cannot accept applications by post.