Based in our Slough office

We are looking to recruit a team of Lead and Senior Economists to join the Education Policy and Practice team at NFER to take forward its varied and important work in the UK, and our rapidly growing international portfolio. These are exciting opportunities to use economic analysis to explore the key questions facing education policy and practice, to inform and influence policy makers and practitioners in creating an excellent education system.

As a Senior Economist you will identify opportunities for, and lead in the development of innovative research and econometric solutions which will fill evidence gaps and address the interests and needs of policy makers and practitioners.

As a Lead Economist you will use economic analysis to shed new light on education issues, lead and manage projects that apply an understanding of market failure, cost-effectiveness analysis, behavioural science, incentives analysis and econometric modelling, and assist on report drafting and preparing presentations.

About you

About NFER

Having a good education is crucial for children and young people, to help them to acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed in their future careers and lead fulfilling lives.

Here at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), we are passionate about education and our mission is to provide impactful evidence that improves education, learning and the lives of learners. We are the leading provider of independent educational evidence and assessments in the UK.

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

The roles are based in NFER’s offices which are set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of Slough, within half an hour of London Paddington and Heathrow transport hubs, 30 days paid leave per year, over and above Bank holidays plus additional discretionary days, good support for staff development and generous pension arrangements.

Come and join us to help improve education for children and young people!

To apply please send a cover letter with your most recent renumration details and your CV to