Public First is hiring

We are currently looking to hire several permanent staff members with extensive experience in the field of policy design and policy analysis. We are looking for people at all levels – from Researchers to Directors and prospective Partners. They will join a rapidly growing policy practice, which works for some of the biggest brands in the world on projects that range from economic modelling to original policy design.

Our policy specialists work very closely with opinion researchers, campaigners and strategists to help our clients create credible ideas that can influence public policy. Our work seeks to find the right crossover between good policy design, public opinion and the political context – in that we seek to provide clients with ideas that politicians and officials can implement in the real world.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people:

• with skills in quantitative analysis (probably economics or data analysis, but we’re open to other quantitative backgrounds). Even if you don’t do data analysis yourself, it is essential you have a basic comfort with numbers.
• with specialisms in particular areas – for example, science and tech, healthcare, trade, infrastructure, education, workplace issues and sustainability – but who are prepared to learn and pick up new areas too.
• who have experience of producing detailed policy analysis and original ideas – of the sort that is routinely produced in think tanks, economics consultancies, management consultancies and Government Departments.

While we’re interested in hearing from people that can oversee major projects, really we’re looking for people that can actually personally produce the work. In policy, senior people still do thinking and the writing.

We are looking for people immediately and will hire the right people immediately. We pay competitively but this depends entirely on skills and experience. We are open to flexible working.

If you are interested in a job with us, please email Jonathan Dupont, Director, Policy & Research, with your CV, two samples of your past work and a covering email explaining your background and why you’re interested in working for Public First (contact@publicfirst.co.uk).