Economist

Economist

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. 

We are currently looking to recruit Economists and Senior Economists to help build and scale our Economics, Modelling and Impact practice. 

In this role, you would:

  • work on the design, implementation and write up on new economic modelling projects
  • support our work in impact measurement, policy design, polling and opinion research
  • help bring in new clients and projects for the team

The right candidate will have:

  • Previous experience with quantitative research or economics
  • Strong written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy 

Economist starting salaries will typically start from £40,000-£60,000, with considerable flexibility depending on previous experience and skill.

How to Apply

We value diversity and encourage applications from all groups. We work in a mix of in the office and at home, with our main office based in Westminster. Many of us, including the founders, have young children and we work hard to be family friendly.  International travel and work would be possible for future projects.

This application will involve a short test prior to the interview which should take no longer than three hours. We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis, and looking for successful candidates to start as possible. 

To apply, please fill in the form at https://forms.gle/in9TD3gAJG1Tvq2i7 .