Spatial Analyst / Research Consultant

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
2 weeks ago
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Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Our specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.

Our people are central to our success. They are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence. You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.

We are looking for a Spatial Analyst/Research Consultant to work within our Newcastle economics team, supporting our Senior Housing Consultant.  You will be involved in a variety of private and public sector projects to support the strategic planning work of Lichfields and to advise clients independently on socio-economic projects.  You will also be undertaking demographic modelling and socio-economic analysis, underpinning Lichfields economics and analytics offer on projects across the North East.



Workload is likely to comprise: objective assessments of housing need; demographic analysis; labour market and socio-economic analysis; area-based economic and regeneration studies and other research.  Clients will include residential developers as well as Local Authorities and government bodies.


Core competencies for the Spatial Analyst/Research Consultant include excellent analytical and numeracy skills. It will be an advantage to have familiarity using demographic datasets (e.g. Sub-National Population Projections, household projections, fertility and mortality statistics) and other socio-economic sources and datasets.  Experience or an interest in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) would also be an advantage.


Minimum requirements are:

  • At least a 2.1 in social sciences, statistics, geography, economics, planning or equivalent;
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and numeracy skills.

Experience in consultancy and/or a good commercial focus will be an advantage, but is not essential.


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