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Data Analyst

Job Reference tbigc/TP/118016/1000 #LI-NI1

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Contract Type:
Permanent/Full Time
Contract Details:
Working Hours:
35 Hours (5 Days)
Closing Date:
Seniority level:
Company Industry:
Government Relations, Public Policy
Job Function:
Research, Analyst

Focus of the Role

We don’t just talk, we do. Lead the change with us.

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we work with political leaders around the world to drive change. We help governments turn bold ideas into reality so they can deliver for their people. We do it by advising on strategy, policy and delivery, unlocking the power of technology across all three. And by sharing what we learn on the ground, so everyone can benefit. We do it to build more open, inclusive and prosperous countries for people everywhere. 

We are a global team of nearly 800 changemakers, operating in more than 30 countries, across five continents. We are political strategists, policy experts, delivery practitioners, technology specialists and more. We speak more than 45 languages. We are working on over 100 projects, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. We’re all here at TBI to make a difference. 

In a world of ever more complex challenges, we believe diversity of background and perspective is a strength. We pride ourselves on a culture that values and nurtures difference. We are dedicated to unlocking potential, not only for the countries we work in but also for each of our team members. No matter where you’re from or who you are, if you’re passionate about the transformative power of progressive politics, we invite you to build a better future with us.

We encourage early application as we reserve the right, if required, to close this role ahead of the date advertised.

Job Introduction

As a Data Analyst on the Institute’s Research and Data Unit you will conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis for teams across the Institute. You will also support and contribute to policy papers and reports published by TBI.  Analysts report to the Research Manager.

Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Take an entrepreneurial approach to framing policy issues in insightful ways that motivate solutions using data analysis
  • Contribute to reports that elucidate the policy challenge and help to develop radical but practical policy solutions
  • Analyse data and contribute to the production of visual analytics and impactful media content
  • Undertake rigorous, quantitative and qualitative analysis, for example using national statistics, LFS and household survey data, primarily focused on the UK
  • Undertake original research involving primary analytical work as well as secondary analysis of the academic and policy literature
  • Draft policy briefs, research notes and reports in close cooperation with senior staff
  • Contribute analytical support to a range of teams across the Institute



  • Provide research support under the guidance of the Research Manager in a timely and efficient manner
  • Review and summarise research findings clearly and concisely
  • Build and utilise a network of external partners in the political and policy spheres
  • Analyse data and contribute to the production of visual analytics and impactful (social) media content



  • Demonstrate an analytical mindset with careful attention to quality and accuracy
  • Identify and scope new political or policy opportunities for viability and alignment with Institute goals
  • Take ownership and personal initiate to achieve work outputs
  • Identify and scrutinise data sets and sources to ensure they are reliable



  • Analyse data to the highest standard and present your findings in a compelling, clear way
  • Be innovative and show initiative in your work
  • Read around relevant subject areas to bring a deeper understanding and knowledge
  • Be proactive in sharing ideas and thoughts

Person Specification

The successful candidate for the role should be able to display the majority of the following:

  • An interest in the big political and policy questions facing governments globally
  • Ability to analyse and understand the detail of major policy areas in order to make effective proposals for reform
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools such as Stata, PowerBi and Excel
  • Ability to write and present data with clarity and impact 
  • Proven high standard of verbal communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and perform other duties as reasonably required to achieve the goals of your team and the Institute
  • Previous experience in a think tank, government, academic or consulting environment desired, but not required