Economic Consultant (Public Policy)

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Frontier Economics

High Holborn, London, UK

Application Deadline
£42,000 ranging up to £66,500

Frontier Economics is an economics consultancy that tackles the big questions facing governments, businesses and society. We help our clients to analyse and understand their markets and to formulate strategies based on sound economics. The methods and models we use are often complex, but our advice is always succinct, clear and honest.

We are recruiting a Consultant to join our Public Policy practice. Our Public Policy practice works widely across the UK public sector, covering issues ranging from education and skills, to health and social care, industrial strategy, climate, trade and digital policies. We also work for private companies where they are engaging with government on these or other topics; and occasionally for governments elsewhere in Europe. A wider overview of our work can be found here.

We are looking for a talented team player, with specialised skills and valuable expertise, who has a desire to advance their career path. As a Consultant your responsibilities will include:

  • Accurately delivering work that has been scoped jointly with others using a range of techniques.
  • Engaging professionally with clients; actively listening and understanding their perspective and needs.
  • Identifying how the relevant economic framework, as set out jointly with project managers, will address the case in hand.
  • Applying relevant core micro theory and empirical techniques across a range of projects.
  • Delivering high quality technical work by applying best practice.
  • Identifying key results from analysis (that will prove or disprove key hypotheses).
  • Adapting written work to the target audience in terms of style and level of information.
  • Supporting peers in preparing well structured, clear, client deliverables.

Although this role will predominantly focus on Public Policy related projects, we strongly encourage all of our Economists to work across Frontier’s different practice areas – that is, to be ‘fungible’. Fungibility benefits both individuals and the firm as a whole, and we believe it is core to maintaining our values and our culture.

In addition to stimulating and thought-provoking project work, we offer numerous benefits to support you inside and outside of work. All employees have access to numerous Learning & Development opportunities including ongoing Career Development Reviews with the support of an allocated Mentor.

We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible working arrangements. Our hybrid working model means we expect most people to combine coming into the office with working remotely, either from home or elsewhere. We are encouraging a 60:40 split either way, with a full-time colleague typically being in the office 2-3 days a week. How you split your time will depend on the meetings in your diary, projects you may be working on, the time of the role etc - we want you to be able to embrace the flexibility while thinking about what works best for The Company, Your clients and You. In addition we provide 28 days annual leave with the option to purchase an additional 10.

Frontier is entirely owned by its employees. As Shareholders, we encourage everyone to put forward their views. Not only do we influence how the company is run but we choose to distribute as much of our profits as is prudently possible through bonuses. In addition we offer a highly rewarding salary.

If you would like to become part of our team, we are interested in meeting candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Analysis & Problem solving skills: economists who can accurately deliver work often using a range of techniques, and be involved in scoping that work with support from others,.
  • Communication skills: Consultants who can communicate successfully and professionally to clients and colleagues.
  • Work Management skills: Organised individuals who understand their own and colleagues’ roles on projects.
  • Client relationship skills: An awareness of how to work professionally with clients in a range of situations.
  • Contribution to Frontier values: A genuine interest in identifying and developing opportunities to make Frontier a better place to work.

We are particularly looking for candidates who can demonstrate the above experience in the context of delivering work for governments and who have experience working with large data sets that are often used to examine policy issues. Data science or similar expertise would be an asset.

We expect the successful candidate to have the ability to apply a range of microeconomics tools to policy and business issues. Therefore you should have at least a degree with a main focus in economics or another highly analytical/quantitative discipline. You will also be able to communicate complex economic arguments in non-technical language, and to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues. It is desirable for candidates to have prior economic consulting experience.

If you would like to apply, you will need to submit an online application via our Careers page. We are currently anticipating that the successful candidate would work out of our London office but will consider people based within reach of any of our offices.

Should you have any questions or would like any additional information please email We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Frontier Economics is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. We are determined that everyone has an equal chance to join us and progress their career with Frontier. We care about creating an inclusive atmosphere and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Read more about our incentives here.


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