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Lead Behavioural Scientist, A Fairer Start



Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Nesta as a Lead Behavioural Scientist to shape strategies and projects that create societal impact


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Blackfriars, London - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary:
Nesta is an innovation powerhouse dedicated to building a better future by implementing bold ideas that make a real difference in society. With a focus on tackling significant societal challenges, Nesta supports innovative projects through expertise, skills, and funding. It's an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking organization committed to creating positive and lasting change.

  • Role Summary:
    • Shape the strategic direction of impactful projects within the A Fairer Start mission.
    • Scope, design, implement, and evaluate projects, contributing to the overall success of the organization.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven practical experience in applying behavioural science approaches.
    • Experience managing projects from inception to completion.
    • Ability to articulate the implications of theoretical concepts like defaults, loss aversion, and social norms in practice.
    • A relevant degree in behavioural economics, social psychology, or related fields is preferable.
    • Prior experience in applying behavioural theory in real-world settings.
  • Benefits:
    • Competitive salary starting at £55,200.
    • Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, the option to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers, and more.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Submit your application by 8:00am on June 24, 2024.
    • First-round interview invitations will follow the application deadline.
    • Potential for a technical task and a second-round interview.
    • Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing July 5, 2024.

About Nesta Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

The Role Nesta is looking to appoint one Lead Behavioural Scientist into our A Fairer Start mission. The work of the post holder could include working across many stages of the work of our teams, from shaping ongoing strategy developments, to scoping, designing, implementing and evaluating projects that contribute to our impactful portfolios of work.

Job requirements Practical experience of using behavioural science approaches. You have applied theoretical understanding to several practical challenges in the past, running projects from start to finish. You can explain the implications of theoretical concepts such as defaults, loss aversion and social norms. A relevant degree is welcome (behavioural economics, social psychology or related fields) and you will have been working to apply behavioural theory in real world settings.

Benefits Salary: from £55,200 plus array of benefits, health care plan, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more.

Applications details To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on 24 June 2024. Successful candidates will be invited to a first round interview. If successful, candidates may be invited to complete a short technical task and a second round interview. Interviews will take place w/c 5 July 2024.


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