Social Researcher & Advisor, Financial Inclusion
Fair4All Finance is seeking a Social Researcher & Advisor to inform the development of the first strategy for the organisation.
Fair4All Finance has been set up to implement a programme of work using dormant assets money as directed by government. We will look across affordable credit, savings, and insurance to determine what interventions Fair4All finance could make to support vulnerable individuals. Broadly, we will be focused on increasing the availability and use of fair, affordable and appropriate financial products and services.
We are seeking a Social Researcher & Advisor to conduct research on primary data, bring together secondary research and to convene other social sector organisations looking at financial inclusion. This work will be across the Fair4All Finance strategy, and will be used to inform ongoing programme design and the interventions that we look to make in the future.
This is a key role in the organisation and only the second permanent hire for Fair4All Finance since we were set up in February 2019. The role will be working closely with the Fair4All Finance leadership, and will report to the Strategy and Policy Lead.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Taking raw customer data to develop insights on their financial vulnerability and product and service needs;
- Bringing together secondary research to develop a consistent view of the need in the financial inclusion space;
- Working with other civil society and research organisations in civil society to appropriately coordinate Fair4All Finance work;
- Conducting research on and engaging with financial inclusion focused products, including in the fintech space;
- Advising on the development of the Fair4All Finance strategy.
Key skills / experience:
- Research and analytical skills – the ideal candidate will have the ability to look across a complex landscape and produce clear recommendations, including experience with data analysis;
- Stakeholder management – you will be confident in communicating and engaging with other civil society organisations to coordinate financial inclusion work;
- Policy and structure – you have experience of looking at a social problem and working within a clear theory of change;
- Problem solving – you enjoy problem solving, can quickly understand key issues, and you are able to provide practical advice and guidance on how best to proceed;
- You will have proven experience in a research team (ideally 3+ years in the social sector or a policy environment), delivering analytical reports with recommended actions and experience working in a robust research framework.
To apply, please send us:
- Your CV
- A cover letter telling us about your interest in the role and detailing why you believe you are a good candidate for the role (no more than 800 words).
Please submit applications by 9am on 27th May 2019.
Interviews will take place at Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG on in w/c 3rd June 2019.
The successful candidate will be asked to start the role asap.