Research & Policy Analyst

Location London
Flex Type Various flexible
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £30,961 – £32,528
Company Charity People

Charity People is delighted to be working with AdviceUK in their search for a new Research and Policy Analyst to work with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager for the Policy and Public Affairs Department

This is an exciting time to join Advice UK’s growing team as they launch a new three-year strategy (2024-2027). The organisation will be making a significant investment in capacity, new support services and innovation to deliver the support and advice that members, the wider advice sector and their communities need

Job Title: Research and Policy Analyst

Location: Home Based with occasional travel to the London office

Contract: Permanent, Full Time 35 hours or part time options considered (3 days 21 hours or 4 days 28 hours or job share)

Salary: £30,961 – £32,528 per annum plus Regional Weighting (up to £4,454 in London) and £600 home working allowance

Benefits: 20 days of annual leave, increasing by a day each year (to a maximum of 5 additional days) plus 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year, home working allowance, 6% pension contribution plan, two days volunteering days per year, season ticket and bicycle loan scheme

About the organisation

Advice UK is a small charity that makes a big impact. They support members, so it is easier for them to help their clients, and by directly influencing policy-makers, decision-makers and funders. There are currently 700 Advice UK members and 1.7m people were offered free advice by members on a diverse range of issues including debt, housing, benefits and immigration problems

AdviceUK are a UK wide organisation which means Advice UK stakeholder and advocacy work is across devolved nations as well as the UK.

The Role

To conduct research and analysis to build a strong evidence base to support AdviceUK’s policy and campaigning goals; so that AdviceUK is an authoritative and effective advocate for the advice sector; to the benefit of people seeking advice and the communities served by our members.


Research and Analysis

Research and provide core evidence for key stakeholder; policy submissions and reports, including government consultations and reviews.
Conduct horizon scanning of external developments in the political and social welfare advice landscape across England, Wales and Scotland, reporting of issues of relevance to AdviceUK staff and members.
Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research projects to support AdviceUK’s policy and campaigns work.
Analyse and report on sector statistical releases and other key reports.
Work collaboratively with the Systems and Technology Department to prioritise, design, gather and then maintain relevant data sets to support our work including member statistics and relevant data from AdvicePro (the case management system most of our members use).
Assess and report on the impact of central and local government policies and proposals on the key policy issues of concern to AdviceUK members and on the social welfare sector in general.
Policy Publications and Communication

Interpret and clearly communicate complex findings to a wide range of audiences including members, policy makers, researchers and the public.
Research, write and produce a wide range of policy publications including reports, blogs, briefings, presentations, website and social media content.
Provide a range of desk-based research support for key projects, including literature reviews, briefing papers, published reports and press reports
Support the identification and gathering of case studies from AdviceUK members and its beneficiaries to support policy and campaigning activity
Data and Evidence

Undertake research; analysis of data and reporting in order to support decision making; in particular the prioritisation of policy objectives given the diversity of our membership network.
Support the delivery of reports as required to demonstrate if performance is achieving required KPIs
Ensure the membership and stakeholder data you enter is accurate and timely. Work with colleagues to support data quality; accurate reporting and analysis.
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you feel you have the following skills and experiences;

Experience and/or an understanding of the social welfare advice sector; the issues faced by advice providers and the communities they serve
Experience of social or economic policy analysis to inform policy decision-making and proposals.
Experience of commissioning, designing and delivering quantitative and qualitative research projects
Proven experience of managing research and data analysis projects within agreed timescales and budgets
Experience of working in partnership to deliver joint research projects
Strong quantitative analytical skills, with ability to critique and summarise data and research findings to make recommendations.
Strong understanding of social research methods or statistical analysis
For more information and for the full Job Pack, please contact Seema. The application process is to submit a CV and Supporting Statement to

The closing date is 9am on Tuesday 25 June. Interviews will take place w/c 1st July in person and in London. Travel costs will be reimbursed.

If you require any assistance or adjustments during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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