Research Consultant – Newcastle, London and Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £31,000
  • Newcastle, edinburgh or London - Home & Office based
  • Closing 30th July 2021

  • Advertised from 20th July 2021
  • £21,000 - £28,000 in Newcastle & Edinburgh and £24,000 - £31,000 in London


Rocket Science is a values led consultancy with a high reputation for the quality of our work and our influence on both policy and practice.

We are now looking for consultants to join our Newcastle, London and Edinburgh teams.

We are currently home working but in the medium term the post will involve a mix of office and home based working, to be agreed with the successful candidate. We will provide all the office equipment you need to work comfortably and efficiently from home.

We have highly regarded staff development programme with a supportive supervision and mentoring approach. In 2019 we were accredited at Gold level as both Investors in People and Investors in Young People. We were one of the first companies to sign up to the Scottish Business Pledge and we are an accredited Living Wage employer.

Purpose of Job

To contribute to a range of assignments with a variety of clients across the UK, and to winning work.


We are looking for multiple people with 2 or more years’ experience in a relevant field to join our Newcastle, Edinburgh and London teams.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To undertake research/policy work, including: content and data analysis; analysing and interpreting policy, legislation, statistics and other information; identifying good and bad practice; and forecasting trends and future developments
  • To help with the development of ideas, products and services on behalf of Rocket Science and/or its clients and in the context, where appropriate, of different public-policy initiatives
  • To contribute to the production of proposals, reports and briefings in appropriate forms which may include newsletters, articles, letters and mailings
  • To undertake other duties and tasks appropriate to the post as may be required from time to time.

Application notes

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the Job Pack below or visit our website.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th July 2021 at midday.