The Behavioural Insights Team - Head of Energy and Sustainability

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to become our new Head of Energy and Sustainability. As Head of Energy and Sustainability, you will be a member of the Senior Management Team reporting directly to the Managing Director but with regular policy discussions with the Chief Executive. You will lead a team of 2-4 people, but will be expected to grow this team two or three fold over the next 2 years.

You will interact with senior government officials, Ministers and clients on a regular basis, and be responsible for winning new work relating to energy and sustainability. You will be expected to manage and deliver projects to tight deadlines and budgets.

To be successful you must have in-depth experience in one of these areas and be capable of managing a team of people who have an expertise in the other areas:

  • Experience working on energy and sustainability policy (having worked in government, academia, industry or for a consulting firm);
  • Deep understanding of the behavioural science literature and how it can be applied to help solve complex policy problems; or
  • Ability to design and conduct rigorous evaluations, including Randomised Controlled Trials, difference in differences, regression discontinuity, and propensity score matching.

All candidates must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership and management experience, including supporting team members to develop their own skills and expertise.

For more information see the specification (click here).  Applications to be received no later than 9am on 5th January 2014.

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