Policy Analyst

21000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual
03 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Policy Analyst
GBP21,000 - GBP24,000 per annum Plus Benefits

Join one of the most exciting policy and public affairs teams outside of London and gain great experience and exposure.

Business West is a not-for-profit driven organisation that supports and leads the business community to take a long-term interest in how our region is shaped and run. It has a strong focus on ensuring economic growth works for everyone, focusing on unlocking sustainable growth and development and tackling inequality.

Your Role

As a Policy Analyst, you will be working to provide the underpinning research on local issues of national importance and will have a key role in supporting our core projects to deliver change.

This could include ensuring we tackle our housing affordability crisis, delivering transport infrastructure to make our region work, tackling economic exclusion or driving up public transport use and reducing carbon emissions.

You will be working alongside major employers and small businesses, local and national decision makers, research institutes and universities and well as national influencers like the British Chamber of Commerce.

Specifically, you will:

- Provide in-depth research and analysis on key business and economy issues
- Support Business West members and feed their needs and priorities into Business West's work
- Support the delivery of key Business West advocacy priorities and support policy delivery in local areas
- Represent Business West externally with key business, government and other stakeholders
- Provide a strategic horizon scanning and intelligence gathering service
- Work closely with the Business West marketing team to communicate key messages
- Support the production and management of Business West's Quarterly Economic Survey
- Provide support for Business West's Planning, Transport and Climate Change group
- Assist the policy, initiative and marketing teams in delivering their programme of influencing work

The Benefits

- Salary of GBP21,000 - GBP24,000, depending on experience
- 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays (rising to 28 days after three years' service) + option to buy up to two weeks of additional holiday per year
- Health cash plan scheme including dental, eye tests and therapy treatments
- Generous employer contributory pension scheme with up to 8% company contribution
- Life cover from your first day

This is a rare opportunity for a professional with research and organisational skills to build their career and help drive our organisation forwards and make a difference for our region.

The successful candidate will join a passionate team who are delivering an exciting and ambitious programme of work to make our region the best place for all who live, work and visit here.

We've got a great culture through which we demonstrate how much we value each and every employee with on-the-job training, great benefits and flexible working. We'll help you to succeed in your role and we even boast some great offices within outstanding grounds to help you remain inspired.

Our work regularly features in national government and media debates and will give your career highly valuable exposure and experience across a wide range of challenges, whilst also allowing you to live outside of London and benefit from our region's great quality of life.

About You

The Policy Analyst will be driven, engaged and have experience of conducting research, working with a wide range of stakeholders and knowing how to understand and explore complex issues, whilst building evidence that helps build the case for positive change. An interest in regional economic growth issues, planning and transport is also desirable.

Other organisations may call this role Policy Researcher, Policy Officer, Policy Insight Analyst, Trade Analyst, Economic Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Policy Analyst, or Business Insight Analyst.

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