About UK Infrastructure Bank
We are the new, government-owned policy bank - launched in June 2021 - providing £22bn of infrastructure finance and partnering with the private sector and local government to finance a green industrial revolution and drive growth across the United Kingdom.
We are looking for skilled and results oriented individuals who are motivated to help us build the UKIB into an industry-leading institution.
The UK Infrastructure Bank is seeking committed and capable applicants to help drive evidence-based outcomes through quality analysis.
This role will contribute to shaping the strategic approach and investment outcomes of the Bank – through delivery of high-quality research, data, and economic appraisal – to maximise its impact on climate change and regional and local economic growth.
The role sits in the Impact team of the Bank. The impact team is responsible for defining, assessing, and evaluating impact and additionality of the Bank’s investments and activities as well as shaping and influencing policy. We are an inclusive, diverse and welcoming team of over 20 economists, analysts and professionals.
The impact team works closely with the Banking team that are responsible for deploying the Bank’s capital and leading commercial transactions. Team members undertake ex-ante assessment of deals, sectoral analysis of priority sectors, relevant spatial analysis, and applying our impact framework. This includes identifying and applying relevant metrics for measuring impact and building our monitoring and evaluation strategy. The team is also responsible for embedding Environmental, Social, Resilience and Governance (ESG) standards in the Bank’s investments.
The Bank is headquartered in Leeds.
The post holder will be responsible for delivering high-quality analysis, working closely with colleagues from across the Bank as well as external stakeholders.
As the Bank expands and continues to build out its capabilities, the exact nature of the role is subject to change and may evolve, but the post holder can expect to work on a range of areas including:
- Supporting the Impact team with data driven and evidenced positions to feed into investment choices e.g. through consideration of infrastructure project data and assessing Environmental, Social, Resilience and Governance information.
- Assisting the collation of evidence from relevant sources, including impact metrics, sectors, and specific technologies, to improve the Bank’s understanding of impact and additionality of the Bank’s activities.
- Undertaking research and liaising with external stakeholders and academics to develop a robust evidence base on relevant sectors and markets.
- Conducting ad-hoc investigations using qualitative and quantitative market and government data sources, robustly using logical and statistical methods to draw conclusions.
- Supporting deal assessments; judging potential investments against our Net Zero and Levelling Up objectives
- Working flexibly across the Impact function and the Bank to support a range of projects and enable a proactive environment.
- Contributing to an inclusive, high-performing team with a friendly, and collaborative culture.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Essential Skills & Experience:
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write concisely and in a compelling way for non-analysts.
- Ability to summarise complex issues and data in an easy-to-understand manner and focus on the most relevant information.
- Ability to develop productive working relationships, influence, and navigate stakeholders, including with more senior colleagues.
- Excellent research skills, and the ability to deliver high-quality output at pace, and within deadlines.
Desirable Skills & Experience
- Knowledge of research, data, economic theory and appraisal related to climate change and/or regional and local economic growth
- Knowledge of undertaking evaluations and impact assessments (e.g. economic or environmental).
- Knowledge of analysis related to infrastructure projects and investments or infrastructure finance.
- Experience in any of the following: economic appraisal, Environmental, Social, Resilience and Governance (ESRG) scrutiny, social research, operational research, statistics, financial appraisal, or other relevant analytical areas.
You need to have, or expect to have:
- A degree, or a degree apprenticeship, or higher/post-graduate degree (or international equivalent) in a highly numerate or research-focused subject – for example economics, finance, statistics, data analytics etc. – or have equivalent experience
A career with us offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact and work on cutting-edge technologies that will drive the UK’s future. We value diversity in our people and inclusion is at the heart of what we do.
We offer competitive benefits and unique learning opportunities from combining both private and public sector skills and experience.