Analyst (A Healthy Life) at Nesta

Website Nesta

Are you passionate about social good? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Look no further than Nesta. We are the UK’s innovation agency for social good and we are looking for an Analyst to join our Healthy Life mission. Our primary focus is on reducing obesity through improving food environments and we are starting to build out our work around loneliness. We work across sectors to drive the changes needed to improve health.


  • Leading the delivery of projects
  • Conducting primary research such as interviews, observations, data collection, data analysis, case studies
  • Conducting secondary research and accurately appraising and summarizing existing evidence on the problem and potential solutions
  • Conducting analysis using quantitative methods, being comfortable working with data, and able to conduct statistical analysis
  • Contributing to explaining how an intended outcome could be achieved through a particular solution
  • Helping to devise novel solutions to problems and evaluating whether or not they worked
  • Working closely with food system partners, academic collaborators, and stakeholders across HM Government
  • Line managing a junior colleague and supporting them in project coordination and management
  • Communicating and disseminating the team’s work externally by producing reports and slide decks for partners, writing blogs, or public speaking


  • Relevant education and experience in a related field
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data accurately
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Experience conducting both primary and secondary research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas with different audiences
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapting to changing priorities
  • Knowledge or practical experience of policy around the National Food Strategy agenda or having worked in the food industry, health or wellbeing sector
  • Some knowledge or experience in the practice, policy, or research context of the Healthy Life mission that may be derived from a wide variety of contexts including campaigning, study, work experience, or a mixture

Q1. What is Nesta?

Ans. Nesta is the UK’s innovation agency for social good. They design, test, and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems.

Q2. What is the primary focus of Nesta’s Healthy Life mission?

Ans. The primary focus of Nesta’s Healthy Life mission is on reducing obesity through improving food environments i.e. making healthy food more available, accessible, affordable, appealing, and convenient for all. They are also starting to build out their work around loneliness.

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