Contract type: Permanent (with a 6 month probation period)
Location: Central London, Victoria
Salary: From £38 - 50k p/a, depending on experience.
Benefits: 30 day holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, 8% employer pension contribution
Background on EPI:
The Education Policy Institute is an independent, impartial and evidence-based research institute that aims to promote high quality education outcomes, regardless of social background. Through our research, we provide insight, commentary and critiques about education policy in England - shedding light on what is working and where further progress needs to be made. Our experienced and dedicated team works closely with academics, think tanks and other research foundations and charities to positively shape the policy agenda.
We are looking for an experienced quantitative analyst, economist or statistician to lead our work on school funding.
The overall level and distribution of funding is one of the most significant issues facing schools in England and was a prominent feature in the 2017 General Election. The Education Policy Institute has established itself as a leading commentator in this area with its analysis of the state of school finances in England and the implications of the National Funding Formula for schools.
Important questions remain over whether schools have sufficient funding, whether they are using it efficiently and the impact of pressures they face over the coming years – and EPI wants to answer some of these through a rigorous research programme.
In particular, our priorities for the next year include:
The successful candidate will report to Jon Andrews, Director for School System and Performance and Deputy Head of Research. Because our independence and political neutrality is crucial to us, there are some restrictions on party political activity for permanent members of staff.
The successful candidate should have
To apply, please upload your covering letter (no more than a side of A4) and CV at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EPI_Associate_Director_School_Funding/ by 17:00 on Friday 25th May. We aim to hold interviews in early June. For further information, please contact Jon.Andrews@epi.org.uk.Continue reading