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Behavioural Scientist

Job Role:
Other Role
Employment Type:
Freelance Roles
Sub-Employment Type:
Govt / Public Sector
Rest of UK
South East England
Salary Description:
450 Per Day Umb/ Paye
Start Date:
Number 8 Group Ltd
Job Ref:

We are looking for a Behavioural Scientist with a strong academic background in subjects relevant to behavioural science and behavioural insights. This would be demonstrated through strong academic qualifications – undergraduate/Masters degree - in a relevant subject (eg psychology, behavioural science/economics) plus at least 4 years demonstrable experience in a behavioural science role.

Essential professional competencies and experience for this role:

Established track record (at least 4 years plus) in designing and managing behavioural science projects and providing advice and briefing - employing the full range of behavioural science tools, theory and frameworks.
Proven ability to apply behavioural science knowledge and expertise in policy, delivery and/or communications contexts to improve outcomes.
Is able to apply behavioural science expertise and evidence in a fast-paced policy environment, ensuring relevant, timely and impactful behavioural science input to policy decisions.

Role and responsibilities

You will work at pace to identify and realise opportunities for applying behavioural science to the Department’s response to COVID-19, including how to ensure a ‘green’ recovery? (approx. 70% of role). This will include:

staying abreast of policy developments and direction to identify opportunities where behavioural science can provide greatest impact in guiding and improving proposed policy interventions
reacting at pace to emerging policy challenges and requests for input/advice, robustly applying behavioural science tools and evidence
understanding the best and most up-to-date evidence and data to recommend novel policy ideas, then working policy leads to develop and, where appropriate, implement these propositions
design/guide the associated research or data gathering to inform the design of behavioural interventions, which will include working closely with other social researchers and analysts in the Department
where relevant/feasible, designing evaluation methodology to generate quantified evidence of impact in relation to behavioural interventions.

You will champion the use of behavioural science with DfT’s senior influencers in the Department (aimed at ensuring Director Generals and Directors systematically challenge policy areas to embed behavioural science from the very start of policy development). (approx. 30% of role). This will include:

compiling high impact examples and case studies, eg from COVID 19, behavioural science work and projects and disseminating these across the Department
finding and taking advantage of internal meeting and seminar opportunities to champion behavioural science and its impact.

As well as the experience required above you will have the necessary qualifications, skills & experience to take control of this requirement from its inception to its completion.

If you meet the experience required above please apply/call/mail me ASAP for the full spec/more information. Thank you.

Contact Details:
Number 8 Group Ltd
Tel: 02087472161
Contact: James Christie

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