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Senior Advisor – Financial Behaviour

Behavioural Insights Team


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the pioneering Behavioural Insights Team and impact public policy with cutting-edge behavioural science as a Senior Advisor.


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UK - Manchester, UK - London

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In-person- Manchester United Kingdom,London United Kingdom

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The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is at the forefront of incorporating behavioural science into public policy to enhance communities and lives worldwide. Known for their innovative approaches in sectors like health, crime, and education, BIT's work has made significant strides in various social issues, such as improving medication adherence among Tuberculosis patients, bolstering cybersecurity within police forces, and aiding in reducing gender pay gaps.

Role Summary:

  • Develop and implement strategy within the Financial Behaviour sector.
  • Manage and deliver complex projects aligned with the overarching strategy.
  • Oversee project planning, quality control, resourcing, and timelines.
  • Engage with clients and partners effectively to drive project success.

Role Requirements:

  • In-depth understanding of policy areas relevant to financial behaviour.
  • Expertise in applying behavioural science insights.
  • Proficient in evidence generation and utilization.
  • Skilled in stakeholder and client management.
  • Adept in project and programme planning and delivery.
  • Capable of personal and team development and management.


  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • 25 days of annual leave plus public holidays, increasing after 2 years.
  • Generous 7% employer pension contribution.
  • Enhanced parental leave payments.
  • Regular team lunches with guest speakers.
  • Flexible benefits programme, including gym membership, pension top-ups, and more.
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Evidence of this right will be requested during the interview process. Sponsorship may be considered for the most suitable candidate if necessary.

The Behavioural Insights Team is the world leader in applying behavioural science to public policy challenges in order to strengthen communities and improve lives. We design and rigorously test new ideas across a range of areas such as health, crime and education, to establish what works and what doesn’t. We have helped Tuberculosis patients take their medicine; reduced police susceptibility to cyberattacks; and helped organisations close their gender pay gap.

The role of the Senior Advisor in the Financial Behaviour team involves developing the strategy and delivery of the work in the policy area, managing and delivering complex projects that support the execution of the overall strategy. You will be responsible for planning and supervising project activities, managing the quality of key outputs, resourcing projects, keeping projects to time and budget, and engaging with our clients and project partners.

Job requirements include understanding of the policy area, applying insights from the behavioural sciences, generating and using evidence, managing stakeholders and clients, planning and delivering projects and programmes, and managing and developing yourself and others.

Benefits include flexible working, 25 days of annual leave (in addition to public holidays) for full-time employees, rising to 27 days after 2 years continuous service, a generous pension scheme with 7% employer contribution, enhanced parental leave payments, regular team lunches with inspirational guest speakers, a flexible benefits programme which currently includes things like gym memberships, pension top up, cycle to work schemes, Medical and Dental Cash Plans and the ability to buy extra annual leave at the start of the year.

Please note: You will need to have the right to work in the UK in order to be able to undertake this role. We will ask all applicants short-listed for an interview to provide evidence of their right to work during the recruitment process. If you do not have the right to work for BIT but are the most suitable person for the role we will explore with you whether sponsorship may be an option. However, this may not be possible for all roles.


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