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Senior Economist

Closing date: 11 Oct 2021

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Website Institute for Government

The Institute for Government (IfG) is the leading think tank dedicated to helping make government more effective. It is a politically independent registered charity conducting high quality quantitative and qualitative research. Working with leading politicians from all parties in Westminster and senior civil servants, and drawing on best practice around the world, the Institute provides evidence-based analysis, advice and commentary to help government work better

What we are looking for

The Institute’s profile and demand for its expertise are growing and we are looking to recruit an experienced economist to lead new projects and provide a rigorous and challenging economic perspective to existing projects. We are interested in applications from very bright, enthusiastic economists who have a keen interest in policymaking and improving the functioning of government. Suitable candidates will have an exceptional undergraduate or postgraduate degree in economics and at least three years’ work experience in a relevant role. This might have been in the civil service, a regulator, a policy-focused research institute or thinktank, or a consultancy working closely with government. Knowledge of and experience working on macroeconomics or the economics of regulation would be beneficial but is not essential. The IfG’s primary focus is on improving the functioning of government in the UK. However, wherever possible we draw on experience in other countries and identify those recommendations that cross borders. Knowledge of how governments function in other similar countries would be a bonus but not essential.

The role

Reporting to the IfG’s Chief Economist, the Senior Economist will:

  • Lead projects with a significant economic component.
  • Working with other project teams, provide rigorous economic analysis to underpin the Institute’s work across areas such as the performance of public services and central government administration, the effects of devolution, the structure and power of economic regulators, contracting with the private sector, and investment in infrastructure.
  • Undertake quantitative analysis using statistical and econometric techniques and communicate the results in a clear and visually arresting way to a general audience without compromising the accuracy and integrity of the data and analysis.
  • Conduct literature reviews to understand the state of knowledge and identify gaps.
  • Build strong working relationships inside the Institute and externally (including with MPs and senior civil servants, government departments and agencies, other organisations in the academic, public and commercial sectors and public policy commentators including journalists).
  • Work with our events team to organise public events, seminars and meetings, and present project findings and recommendations in these forums.
  • Articulate the results of projects, including presenting high-quality written reports and presentations in a suitable format and style for specific targeted audiences, to challenging deadlines.
  • Work with our partnerships team to identify potential funders and apply for research grants to supplement the Institute’s core funding.
  • Assist the Institute in developing and implementing tailored workshops and advice for decision makers in government.
  • Work closely with other Institute staff to maximise the impact of our work.

You would be expected to contribute to ensuring that all the Institute’s activities adhere to our core values, being:

  • Innovative: pushing at the boundaries of current knowledge, exploring and experimenting with diverse approaches to find the best solution.
  • Rigorous: thorough and precise in your methods and producing the highest-quality data and services.
  • Impartial: neutral and politically non-aligned.
  • Trusted: ensuring we earn the confidence of all those we work with, being open and challenging as well as a trusted guardian of knowledge. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact our Chief Economist, Gemma Tetlow, by email at [email protected]

To apply for this job please visit www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk.

Other benefits

The Institute has a pension scheme which you will be auto enrolled into in your 3rd month of employment. Upon being auto enrolled you will have the option to opt out again if you wish. The contribution is a minimum of 5% from the employee and a fixed 10% contribution from the employer.

Death in service life assurance of 4 x salary is given to all staff.

Any other details

IfG staff are currently working flexibly but at some point, you will become office-based, with the option to work from home for up to two days a week.

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Job Details

Organisation: Institute for Government

Location: 2 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AA

Salary: £40,000+ (£45,000 - £55,000)

Closing date: 11 Oct 2021 (11 AM)

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: Temporarily due to Covid-19

About the Organisation

The Institute for Government (IfG) is the leading think tank dedicated to helping make government more effective. It is a politically independent registered charity conducting high quality quantitative and qualitative research. Working with leading politicians from all parties in Westminster and senior civil servants, and drawing on best practice around the world, the Institute provides evidence-based analysis, advice and commentary to help government work better

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