In partnership with


Terror in Westminster

The BIT London office is just off Parliament Square, so yesterday’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

BI Ventures is recruiting a Lab Manager 

Fixed-term up to 12 months: 39 hours per week Salary range: c. £25,000 per annum, plus benefits Salary is negotiable dependent on experience Based in Westminster The BI Ventures team is looking for an exceptional candidate to join them as a Lab Manager for Predictiv, BIT’s online experimentation platform. The role will involve working closely […]

March 10, 2017

Behavioural insights to boost apprenticeships

What do National Apprenticeship Week, National British Sandwich Week, and National Bed Month all have in common? Behavioural science has an answer. These are all attempts to raise the salience of their particular cause, encouraging awareness and timely decision-making, whether it’s to hire an apprentice or eat a British sandwich. As this week is National […]

March 8, 2017

Job opportunity: Research Assistant

Research Assistant Permanent: 39 hours per week Salary range: £25,000 per annum, plus benefits Based in Westminster The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Research and Evaluation and Skills teams as a Research Assistant. This role will be dedicated to supporting a randomised controlled trial in further education colleges […]

February 28, 2017

Applied: BIT’s first behavioural product

When the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was established back in 2010, we often concluded that the solution to a problem faced by government wasn’t always a new policy or intervention. It was a tool – like a new website, app, or even physical product – that individuals or organisations could use to help them solve […]

February 21, 2017

New job opportunities at BIT

Head of Communications Permanent: 39 hours per week Salary range: c. £50,000, plus benefits Based in Westminster The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is looking to recruit a Head of Communications to lead our communications activities across the team in the UK and globally. Based in London, you will work with the Senior Management Team to […]

February 16, 2017

Using prize draws as an incentive

Businesses and academics have long known that lotteries and prize draws can be a cheap and effective way of encouraging behaviour – witness the number of surveys that offer a prize for completion. However, despite this well-worn tradition of using prize-draws, governments have traditionally focused on more blunt subsidies or penalties, and have been less […]

February 7, 2017