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Associate Advisor

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)  is a world-leading global consulting organisation. We are a trusted advisor to governments and organisations around the world, having been established as the world’s first ‘Nudge Unit’ in 2010.

We believe that if you understand how people make decisions in the real world, you can design and deliver better policies and services. So we draw on the lessons from the behavioural sciences to design creative, low cost and scalable solutions.

We are also committed to using and generating evidence, so we test out our insights using techniques like randomised controlled trials before they are scaled.

We work in a fast-paced and exciting environment in the Sydney CBD, but have a relaxed and non-hierarchical culture, which is due in part to the fact that we (the employees) part own the organisation.

Learn more about our Sydney office

Our portfolio of work continues to grow, and as a result we’re now looking for an Associate Advisor to join us. Associate Advisors are typically graduates and post-graduates who have one to two years’ work or research experience, although we are open to candidates with a range of work experience.

About You

We’re looking for someone passionate about applying the lessons from the behavioural sciences to design better policies and services.

Most of our team have a degree in economics, psychology, research methods, and/or a background in government policymaking. However, if you don’t exactly fit this mould, that’s OK!  We would like you to have an understanding of the behavioural science literature, and if you are passionate about this field we encourage you to apply.

Above all, we take pride in our values of social impact, empiricism and humility, fresh thinking, collaboration, and public service, and you will need to demonstrate a commitment to these.

What you will be doing

As an Associate Advisor, you will:

  • Assist in the design and delivery of projects across a broad range of policy areas.
  • Develop expertise in BI-relevant policy knowledge and/or research methodology.
  • Prepare content for and attend client meetings.
  • Deliver training and presentations.
  • Undertake research and write draft reports.
  • Prepare draft policy papers, trial checklists, ideas notes, and literature reviews.
  • Conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research.

Although the role is challenging, we provide a supportive environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge in this fast-evolving field. We offer flexible working arrangements and other policies to support the health and wellbeing of everyone on the team.

How to apply

Use the link below to our recruitment platform, Applied. You will be asked to enter information about yourself, answer some multiple choice and free-text questions about Behavioural Science, and upload your CV.

Applications close at 5.00pm (AEDT), Sunday, 03 March 2019.

Application Notes

  • The application process has 4 stages:
    • 1.  An online application and test
    • 2. A written test (to be completed 9-10 March)
    • 3. An interview (Tuesday 19 March)
    • 4. An Assessment Centre (Monday 25 March)
  • Only applicants successful at each stage will progress to the next stage.
  • Further information about each stage will be provided if you progress to that stage.
  • Applications can only be considered from Australian Citizens or those able to work freely within Australia, not requiring a visa.
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive we unfortunately may not be able to provide feedback. However, we endeavour to do so for candidates who make it through to the final stages of the process.

The Behavioural Insights Team 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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