We’re hiring! Apply to be a researcher at TaxWatch UK

TaxWatch is recruiting a new staff member to help establish the organisation and improve our research capacity.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send a covering letter of no more than 1 page setting out why you want the job, and what you think you could bring to the organisation as well as a copy of your CV to our director george [at] taxwatchuk.org by midnight on 31st March.

A job description and person specification is below.

Roles and responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Director and Editorial Board, the successful candidate will assist with the research programme of the organisation. This may include analysing company accounts, monitoring government policy and legislation, drafting briefing documents, reports and blogs and assisting with the production of reports.

The successful candidate will also assist on the organisation of events and meetings, the planning of the workstream and other administrative matters.

Person specification

The person we are looking for must be organised, focused and have an interest in economic justice.

A background in tax, economics, finance, business journalism, or related fields may be helpful, but is not necessary. What is most important is a keenness to learn and a sense of inquisitiveness. We need someone who understands the importance of detail, whilst still being able to communicate with confidence and clarity.

As a small, new organisation we need someone who is adaptable and willing to work on a range of tasks. We are looking for someone who shares our ideals and wants to contribute to a growing and successful organisation.

What we offer

TaxWatch is based in Reading, but we are happy to consider applications from anywhere in the UK. We are happy for employees to work remotely, or to fund a place at a co-working club.

The exact package, including time commitment, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The salary will be in the region of £35,000 pro-rata