Economic Analyst

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Public Sector
  • 2 weeks remaining

Bristol (BS1 5AH) London (SW1P 3JR) or York (YO1 7PX)

From £23,480 (National) £26,350 (London)

2 year secondment or fixed term appointment with potential for extension or permanency

Ref: 1574198

With large and wide-ranging responsibilities, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) works collaboratively to protect the environment and maintain and grow the rural economy. Our work is complex and far-reaching and, with our impending exit from the EU, continues to be challenging. Join us, and you will contribute to the development of new approaches and policies affecting millions of people in the UK. You will also enjoy the opportunity to develop your own skills and career.

We are seeking Economic Analysts to address a range of policy priorities relating to the UK’s exit from the EU. These include international trade issues, domestic agricultural policy, the fishing industry, land management and conservation, environmental quality, and animal and plant welfare.

As an Economic Analyst, you will:

  • Play a part in shaping the future after the UK exits the EU
  • Work closely with teammates, to help structure a range of policy challenges
  • Ensure that policy decisions are informed by economic analysis
  • Draw on a wide range of data and evidence, plus the expertise of diverse colleagues
  • Carry out quality assured economic appraisal and evaluation
  • Provide robust analytical advice

To join us, you will need either a postgraduate degree in economics or an undergraduate degree in which at least half of your course modules were in economics. Naturally, a demonstrable interest in environment economics may be an advantage. You will bring to the role an excellent base of knowledge in core micro and macroeconomic concepts such as cost-benefit analysis, demand elasticities and economic growth. Excellent data analysis skills will be equally important. A team player with strong communication skills, you thrive in fast-paced environments. Your ability to think laterally and explore alternative approaches really sets you apart.

We aim to support the professional and personal wellbeing of everyone in Defra. Our benefits include generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, salary sacrifice benefit options, and an employee discount scheme. We also offer flexible working, and a variety of learning and development opportunities through the Civil Service Learning site.

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Closing date: 6th April 2018

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