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We’re hiring in London and New York

Project Coordinator, London The Behavioural Insights Team is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Project Coordinator to work in two of our policy teams (Productivity and Communities, Health, Employment, Equality and Revenue) based in our London office. As a Project Coordinator, you will be engaged in a number of tasks to support the successful […]

May 18, 2017


Work with us to create a code for online decisions and ethics

We now have endless new ways to connect, learn, and share ideas at our fingertips. Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in our society. While this networked age is often empowering, navigating online environments is challenging. Children and teenagers are the first generation to have grown up surrounded by digital technology, with more […]

May 17, 2017


Job opportunity at BIT North America

Associate Advisor/Advisor, Research  Start date: immediate Full time: 40 hours per week, part-time option available Contract: permanent (At Will contract) Salary: $57,000 – $72,000 per annum, plus benefits Location: Brooklyn, New York The Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) is recruiting for a new member of our North America team to design, conduct, and evaluate randomized controlled trials […]

May 4, 2017


Introducing Promptable: A BI Venture

Over the last three years, we’ve been working as part of the Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK) research centre on a series of trials that use text messages to boost attendance and grades at further education colleges. We’ve learned a lot about how to get students to show up to class, and how to help […]

April 21, 2017


Think Small to Reach Big: a new book by Owain Service & Rory Gallagher

The Behavioural Insights Team was created to help apply a more nuanced understanding of human behaviour to government policy, and to spread the understanding of behavioural science. Governments across the globe are now using behavioural insights to make better policy. But from the outset, we found that there has been interest not just in how […]

April 6, 2017


Inspirational students encourage university applications

Young people from lower income families, or families without a history of university attendance, are much less likely to apply to university than their peers, even when they get the grades to do so (Anders, 2012). They’re also particularly less likely to apply to selective universities – despite these universities often offering more generous financial […]

March 31, 2017


Terror in Westminster

The BIT London office is just off Parliament Square, so Wednesday’s tragic events were truly on our doorstep. Thank you for the many concerned emails that we have received from colleagues across the world, though much more important are the condolences and thoughts for those hurt or killed, and for their relatives. It seems that […]

March 24, 2017


Supportive text messaging to encourage student success

Today, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced that they are funding three interventions to help improve outcomes for 16-18-year-old students who are resitting their GCSEs. We are excited that the social support intervention we’ve developed is one of them. Many of us might take for granted that someone in our lives cares about our […]

March 24, 2017


Job opportunity: Operations Manager, Asia-Pacific

Permanent: 38 hours per week Location: Sydney, Australia The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Sydney Office as Operations Manager. The full job description can be downloaded here. Candidates should upload their CV and complete their application through Applied. Close of applications: 10 April 2017 11.59pm (GMT) Please note: […]

March 23, 2017


Job opportunity: Research Advisor

Research Advisor Permanent: 39 hours per week Salary range: £30,000 – £45,000 per annum, plus benefits Immediate start Based in Westminster The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is recruiting a Research Advisor, who will support the Chief Scientist to design, conduct, and evaluate randomised controlled trials. This role sits within BIT’s Productivity team where you will work […]

March 15, 2017