Social Scientist

2 weeks ago

Future Cities Catapult

Location
Language
London
English
Level
Type
Associate
Full-time
Profession
Deadline
Researcher
27.01.2019

About Us

At the Future Cities Catapult, our mission is to help UK firms develop innovative products and services to meet the changing needs of cities, and to sell them to the world. In doing so, we will support the emerging Advanced Urban Services sector in becoming an enabler of national productivity and a central plank of the UK economy.

About the Role

As a Social Scientist/Social Impact Consultant you will work with our Impact Assessment team members from the disciplines of economics and environmental science to conduct ex ante and ex post impact assessments for urban innovation projects. You will research relevant evidence to test the connection between proposed innovation solutions and desired outcomes, with a focus on social impacts.

What You're Gonna Do

- Lead analyses of how technologies and other urban innovations affect the health, safety, and wellbeing of city dwellers. - Apply the Future Cities Catapult Impact Assessment Framework to identify and assess potential social impact of urban innovation projects. - Devise new approaches and metrics to impact assessment across a wide range of projects. - Provide expertise and content support to various projects across the Catapult, while supporting the activities of other colleagues. - Stay up to date, and leading edge where possible, on the impact of digital solutions on society and the methods of social impact measurement, including leading and contributing to original research where appropriate. - Communicate findings in reports and presentations.

About You

- Lead analyses of how technologies and other urban innovations affect the health, safety, and wellbeing of city dwellers. - Apply the Future Cities Catapult Impact Assessment Framework to identify and assess potential social impact of urban innovation projects. - Devise new approaches and metrics to impact assessment across a wide range of projects. - Provide expertise and content support to various projects across the Catapult, while supporting the activities of other colleagues. - Stay up to date, and leading edge where possible, on the impact of digital solutions on society and the methods of social impact measurement, including leading and contributing to original research where appropriate. - Communicate findings in reports and presentations.

Skills

Salary

£40000 - £47000

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