See the difference you can make at BRE.

We're thrilled to share an exciting opportunity with you! Our housing data and insights team are expanding, and we are looking for a Housing Consultant to join our talented group of data analysts and scientists.

If you have strong numerical skills and are interested in working on national housing surveys, poverty modeling, and other research projects, we would love to hear from you!

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Your role at BRE

The role offers exciting opportunities with significant personal development in data analysis techniques, problem solving, housing and energy policy knowledge and customer interaction.

It will encompass several of the following elements, depending on project and team need:

  • Detailed analysis of data from national housing surveys, especially the English Housing Survey (EHS) - England's largest and most comprehensive survey of housing and the people who live in our homes.
  • Detailed analysis of other data from sources to build and validate our models
  • Writing clear research reports and presenting findings to customers.
  • Innovative uses of data and the application of data science to provide insight for our government and private sector customers.
  • Using new and emerging software and technologies to enhance the data we are collecting.
  • Research and numerical modelling of trends in energy efficiency, fuel poverty, housing condition and carbon emissions.
  • Developing indicators & methods to help identify trends in housing and other data.
  • Interpretation and validation of results.

Your profile


  • We welcome candidates with Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees especially those from any numerate discipline.
  • Excellent numeracy, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong IT literacy, or a demonstrable ability to develop these.
  • Experience of data analysis using spreadsheets, statistical software and/or programming.
  • Drive and determination, and the ability to work under pressure in a commercial research team.
  • A willingness to learn new skills, and to pass new and existing skills onto colleagues.Enthusiasm and initiative both individually and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility, pragmatism and a willingness to be involved in a variety of different projects.


  • Formal experience using statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS.
  • Programming skills, for example Python, R, C++ or Java.
  • Knowledge of housing, housing policy or sustainability.
  • Enthusiasm to better understand housing quality and the characteristics of households living in our homes.

The requirements above are provided for guidance purposes. We welcome applications from candidates with varying levels of experience who can demonstrate their suitability for the role.

BRE benefits

We offer a competitive salary, as well as a wide range of financial, wellbeing and career development benefits.

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme with 5% matching employer contribution, Life assurance (4x basic salary) and an enhanced maternity package
  • Healthpartners – cash back on a wide range of health and wellbeing costs including prescriptions, physiotherapy, dental care and more
  • Onsite restaurant, onsite nursery and free onsite parking including free EV charging points
  • Learning and development opportunities, including free access to our BRE Academy and online courses, and professional membership reimbursement.