GLA Economics

London, UK

Application Deadline

Job reference number: GLA2506

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 09 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT

Interview date: w/c 07 November 2022

Salary: £42,411 per annum

Grade: 7

About GLA Economics

GLA Economics’ work informs key decisions at the Greater London Authority (GLA). Joining at a critical time, this role is an opportunity to produce high-quality economic analysis to ensure that GLA strategies and projects are based on sound evidence.

About the role

We are recruiting to fill one Grade 7 Economist post.

This role is based in the GLA Economics sub-team primarily responsible for delivering long-run employment projections and regular labour market monitoring. The successful candidate will have a varied role, providing analytical support on these and other topics of interest, such as immigration and productivity trends.

The role will involve both long-term projects and meeting short-term demands for data and analysis, working closely with colleagues from across the GLA group.

About you

For this role, you will have:

  • a professional qualification in Economics or an equivalent qualification
  • experience of producing high-quality and policy-relevant quantitative analysis
  • a proven ability to communicate analysis in a way that is accessible and impactful

Familiarity with statistical software packages such as R or Stata is desirable.

We welcome applications from candidates who may have less experience in some of the required criteria, but who are curious and willing to develop. Gaps can be developed on-the-job and training can be made available.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Christopher Rocks (


The Person Specification section in the Job Description outlines the full range of technical and behavioural criteria for this role.

In their Supporting Statement, candidates should provide evidence of how they meet each of technical criteria.

Candidates will also be assessed against the following behavioural competencies at interview stage:

  • an ability to plan and deliver work to a high standard in a fast-moving environment (Planning and Organising)
  • an ability to interpret a variety of information to understand and develop solutions to analytical problems (Problem Solving)
  • an ability to analyse and integrate data from varied sources to deliver concise and insightful reports (Research and Analysis)


This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL). GLA staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

Supporting information

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels.

We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

For more information on the GLA’s approach to Diversity and Inclusion, please see Diversity and our values | London City Hall

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA2506.

Application closing date: Sunday 09 October 2022 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place: w/c Monday 31 November 2022

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

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