Associate Director

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Cambridge Econometrics

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Application Deadline
£72, 100

We are seeking talented economist with significant consulting experience to lead our economy workstream, developing our offer in the areas of sectors, trade and competitiveness; innovation; tax & finance and extending our international client-base.

As a valuable member of the Senior Management Team you will also make a significant contribution shaping the wider long-term development of the Cambridge Econometrics Group.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • winning and delivering consultancy projects
  • developing and maintaining a personal and organisational reputation for expertise and leadership in the market and research community
  • leading client meetings and stakeholder events, representing CE and its offer
  • outreach and engagement with (potential) clients and partners
  • identifying and developing opportunities for business and drafting compelling, persuasive and relevant proposals
  • acting as a bridge between the application of our economic modelling and the clients who use our analysis, presenting a narrative to interpret and explain the modelling results
  • ensuring client expectations are met by anticipating needs and maintaining a high-quality standard for our services
  • managing the workload of the economy team, acting as line manager to other members of the team and helping to shape the team’s professional development

Person specification

We are looking for people who have:

  • a successful track record of 10 years or more of working as an applied economist in the sector (consultancy, public sector, and/or research)
  • a deep understanding of the policy debates relating to sectors, trade and competitiveness; innovation or tax & finance
  • a good appreciation of measuring new economic activities ‘beyond GDP’
  • established contacts with (potential) clients and partners
  • a successful track record of at least 5 years winning and managing consultancy projects in topics relevant to our economy workstream
  • proven people management skills (3+ years)
  • experience leading a team
  • a resourceful and creative approach to problem-solving and designing research to meet the client’s needs
  • excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to identify and express clearly key messages in language appropriate to clients
  • a desire to make a difference in the policy areas that form CE's core business (for this position, long-term economic performance)
  • a keen interest in making evidence-based analysis relevant to the needs of decision-makers
  • the background and applied experience to communicate effectively and credibly with clients and technical project team members
  • willingness to travel

Candidates will be required to have the right to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

For more details see our website

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to:

If you have an interest in the position and want to find out more before applying, please contact to arrange an informal 30-minute call.


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