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Article Article March 23rd, 2018

The Centre for Public Impact is hiring in London!

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Vacancy: Junior Programme Associate

Location: London

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Closing date: 08 April 2018

Would you like to help governments improve the public impact of their policies? This is your chance...

We have a vacancy for a junior programme associate. Working closely with CPI's programme director and other programme team members, you will work on our research projects and product development and delivery related to government effectiveness. These include:

You will join a small team of former BCG strategy consultants and experienced professionals from other fields in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment.

Activities may include:

  • Organising and facilitating workshops with civil servants to help their policies have greater public impact
  • Supporting members of the programme team in the preparation of client engagements
  • Researching, drafting and producing reports and other products
  • Managing and organising stakeholder outreach

Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Relevant degrees may include, but are not limited to, political science, public administration, sociology, law, business, design, journalism and computer science. An advanced degree (e.g. MA or MPA) is desirable but not required.

We look for reliable individuals with:

  • an excellent academic record
  • demonstrated interest in the workings of government
  • strong research and analytical skills
  • ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

We are a young and rapidly growing organisation and offer plenty of opportunities for personal development. The position offers the opportunity to attend talks and conferences at other think tanks or universities and to publish some of your own writing. To thrive at CPI you will:

  • bring an entrepreneurial mindset
  • spot relevant opportunities for CPI
  • show initiative

This is a 12-month fixed-term contract for a full-time position (40 hours per week) at CPI's offices in central London. You will be paid £26'400 p.a. Note that you should ensure that you meet the necessary legal requirements and are eligible for work in the UK. CPI is unable to act as a sponsor or provide visa support.

The precise start date is negotiable. Relevant dates include:

  • We expect the successful applicant to start the position as soon as possible
  • The closing date for applying is 08 April 2018
  • First-round interviews will be conducted in the two weeks after the closing date (interviews can be conducted via video, you do not need to be in London).

Our application process has two stages:

  • About you: Here we ask you for some personal details. This information will only become visible to us if you are shortlisted. All applications are assessed blind by multiple reviewers.
  • Short answer questions: Here we ask you to complete five short questions. Once you have completed all these questions you will see a page with all your answers and have the opportunity to amend these before finally submitting your application.

For further information about this position please contact CPI's Programme Director Danny Buerkli (

The Centre for Public Impact is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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