About Us

Public First is a specialist consultancy, helping charities, philanthropists, public sector bodies and global brands improve public policy. Based in London, we have worked in more than thirty international markets. We are part think tank, part strategic consultancy, part polling company, and part communications agency. In other words, we bring together the different disciplines that make policy happen and work.

Our recent projects have included helping:

We take an analytical approach to research, deploying economic modelling, data analysis, and opinion research to shape effective policy, create strategy and deliver communications with impact.  We work with some of the world’s leading organisations on topics including tech, climate change, Industrial Strategy and education.

The Role

In this role, you will work with the wider team to help build internal tools and systems to support our polling and data practice.

Examples of projects you might work on could be:

  • Developing interactive dashboards, visualisations and maps to demonstrate the impact of a particular policy or organisation
  • Helping maintain and develop our codebase for creating and analysing polling tables
  • Creating a simulation to look at the potential impact of a new policy on citizen behaviour

The right candidate will have:

  • Experience with R and Python
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and managing your own projects
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated interest in opinion research or policy issues

Also desirable would be:

  • Existing experience with Javascript and/or other web technologies
  • Strong design and/or written communication  skills

The starting salary for this role is £30,000 to £40,000, depending on experience.

How to Apply

We value diversity and encourage applications from all groups. We all work a mix of in the office and at home, with most people working in our office in central London two days a week. Many of us, including the founders, have young children and we work hard to be family friendly. Given universities, colleges and local government bodies are all across the country, we are also open to discussions about job holders being permanently based in another area of the country.

To apply, please fill in the form here.