Assistant Economist, Analytical Projects Unit
Job title: Assistant Economist, Analytical Projects Unit
Salary: ??29,970 - ??38,500
London: ??32,970 - ??38,500 National: ??29,970 - ??35,500
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 21st August 2022
Working pattern: This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.
Location: London or Darlington, United Kingdom.
Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity, where you will use your economic knowledge and skills to influence government policy? If so, we d love to hear from you!
We are looking to recruit an Assistant Economist within the Analytical Projects Unit, which sits in our Economics Group. The Economics Group provide Ministers with analysis and assessment of fast-paced economic developments in the UK economy and advises on their implications for the Government s economic strategy. The Analytical Projects Unit provides analytics to HMT and Ministerial priorities. The team is deployed on projects covering a diverse set of public policy issues which have previously included developing a model to forecast vaccine procurement and demand, and estimating revenue impacts and behaviour change resulting from climate change levies
What you will bring to the team:
This role will suit candidates with excellent economic and analytical skills who are looking for a varied and stretching portfolio of responsibilities and enjoy working collaboratively with a range of partners. Being able to get up to speed on new issues quickly will also be key.
As well as helping shape the values of Economics Group, key responsibilities will include:
Deploying appropriate economic and analytical techniques to improve HMT s understanding of an issue and underpin advice to ministers.
Scoping, leading and delivering analytical or economic projects, sometimes across multiple workstreams.
Effectively communicating the conclusions of projects to Senior Officials, Ministers, and other partners, influencing the strategic direction of HMT policy.
Candidates are required to hold an undergraduate degree in Economics (or an undergraduate degree with a substantive amount of economics content e.g., dual-honours) to apply for this role.
HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.
Some of the Benefits our people love!
25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages
Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT network, faith and belief network)
For more information about the role, salary, benefits and how to apply please follow the "Apply" link.
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Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT Recruitment Team.
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