Economic Analyst

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Organisation
Information Commissioner’s Office
Locations

Wilmslow, London, Belfast, Cardiff or Edinburgh

Application Deadline
Salary
£37,964 - £43,001
Reference
MAY20223715

Job Type: Full, part time and compressed working patterns will be considered.

Location: Flexible, based at our Head Office in Wilmslow (near Manchester) or at one of our offices in London, Belfast, Cardiff or Edinburgh. Our priority is to enable all our people to work productively and effectively from any location. Through hybrid working we offer great home and office-based working opportunities and more general flexibility over where you work to be productive. There will be times when you will be expected to attend the office to collaborate with colleagues or travel due to business need.

The salary range for this role is £37,964 - £43,001 pa, with potential for further progression, plus pension and excellent benefits.

About the role

The ICO is expanding its economic and data analysis capabilities and seeking an Economic Analyst to join our team.

Whether the issue is understanding the value of data, the interaction of privacy and competition or the impact of measures to protect children online, economics is vital to our understanding of data and privacy issues. As an Economic Analyst, you will support the ICO’s work across the full range of our responsibilities, ensuring that our actions are underpinned with robust economic and quantitative analysis.

Reporting to a Principal Economist you will provide high quality economic analysis and research, collaborating with other experts in multidisciplinary teams. You will work flexibly across a range of projects, identifying the key economic issues, analysing data and other evidence to support your arguments, and communicating them effectively to a range of audiences.

About us

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. It is our goal to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available. By staying up to date with evolving technology, we’re able to enforce the laws that we’ve helped shape whilst also providing an excellent public service. Our work is interesting and immensely rewarding – it’s of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. As a result, more people than ever before are turning to us for help. As such, we’re growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!

About you

To succeed in this role you will need experience in economic analysis and be able to demonstrate the application of economics and analysis techniques in a wide range of circumstances. You will be a problem solver and an effective written and oral communicator, able to take responsibility for workstreams, and managing conflicting demands on your time.

Why work for the Information Commissioner's Office?

  • Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy:
    • Pay progression scheme.
    • Hybrid working, with the option of flexible working or compressed working hours.
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Flexi leave scheme
    • The Civil Service Pension Scheme - we contribute around 26.6% of your salary every month.
    • Through our Health Cash Plan, you can claim money back on everyday healthcare.

Further details can be found on the benefits section of our website.

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to progress, develop and make a real difference. We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks. To find out more visit our website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances. Disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process. If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email us at recruitment@ico.org.uk and we will arrange an alternative method.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and an anonymised covering letter, explaining how you meet the criteria detailed in the ‘job description’ including your relevant skills and experience, which must be submitted by 23:59 on 5 June 2022.

Closing Date

Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on 5 June 2022.

Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams, w/c 27 June and 4 July 2022 but may be subject to change.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the ICO operates blind sifting, and we ask all applicants to remove any identifying information from their CV and covering letter before submitting their application.

When uploading your CV to our recruitment portal, you will be required to complete an equality and diversity form which captures whether we have a diverse range of candidates applying for the role. This information is not shared with the recruiting manager.

Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes (identity and qualification checks plus Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions).


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