Company name

Policy Research Officer

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £26-£28k per annum

Closing date for applications: 11pm on Sunday 4 March 2018

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the Capital’s largest independent business support organisation, representing the interests of thousands of London businesses. It provides professional, independent and affordable services and is recognised as the ‘Voice of London Business’. All of the LCCI’s business services are designed to help member companies succeed and include award-winning b2b networking events, on-line business advice, export documents and conference and meeting facilities.

The Role

Reporting to the Policy Research Manager the post-holder will support and contribute to an ongoing programme of relevant, robust research to underpin Chamber policy positions and reinforce campaigns and actively collaborate with LCCI colleagues to act as a link with relevant policymakers.

Key Responsibilities

• Contribute to original research projects of interest and relevance to London businesses

• Assist with production of reports and papers for publication as required

• Assist with design of survey questions for London business polling as required

• Work with LCCI events colleagues to organise launch events for research publications

• Supporting the presentation of research findings as required

• Tracking BCC research activity and alert LCCI and members when relevant

• Liaise with other LCCI teams to assist with maximum delivery of services to members as appropriate

• Draft of articles for publication in London Business Matters as required

• Providing material for LCCI Board and Council reports as required General Responsibilities

• Play an active part in team briefings, staff meetings and other internal communications

• Present an efficient professional and positive image of the BCC approved Chamber network in London

Essential

• A good degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualification)

• Professional experience of writing research papers using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods

• Excellent writing skills

• Strong communication skills with the ability to put people at ease

• Strong networking skills

• Ability to develop strong working partnerships

• Ability to listen to people being surveyed

• Tact/diplomacy

• Team working

• Autonomous working

• Working to tight deadlines

• Proficient with Microsoft Office

Desirable

• Postgraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

• A proven record of using academic research methodologies

• Knowledge of issues affecting business

• General understanding of London governance

• Basic HTML skills February 2018

To apply for this position, please send you CV with a detailed covering letter outlining why you are suited to this role (addressed to Vince Furey, HR Manager) to careers@londonchamber.co.uk.