Senior Economist

Warwickshire County Council

Warwick, CV34 4TH

£33,136 - £35,229

Salary - £33,136 - £35,229

Contract type - Permanent

Ref - WARW000004492

About Us

Warwickshire County Council is committed to supporting economic growth. We are currently investing significantly in transport, broadband and business support as well as providing jobs and training for our residents. We also have ambitious plans for the future.

Warwickshire Economics is the County Council’s economic research and analysis function. We provide intelligence and advice on the Warwickshire economy to senior managers and councillors, and our work underpins many of the Council’s policy and investment decisions. We also undertake work on behalf of partner organisations and external clients.

Warwickshire Economics is part of the Council’s Economy and Skills Group which also includes our business support, inward investment and strategic employment & skills functions. We also lead on relationships with our Local Enterprise Partnership and external funders, and work with other County Council teams and partners to develop new projects and programmes that will deliver economic growth.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity to lead Warwickshire County Council’s economic research and analysis function and to help shape economic development in Warwickshire and the wider region.

You will lead the work of the Warwickshire Economics team by providing specialist support, intelligence and analysis on the local economy. You will undertake research, utilise economic theory to identify and develop policy solutions based on your analysis, and produce regular reports for the Council, partner organisations and local businesses.

You will also play a lead role in the development of strategies and plans that impact on the Warwickshire economy, and support the development of business cases or applications for external funding, in particular, by leading on economic impact assessments.

Finally, you will play a lead role in the Council’s input into the work of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Our economists have ample opportunity to network with other economists in both the public and private sectors. You will also participate in a regular programme of events including public lectures held at the University of Warwick and hosted by the Bank of England.

Key Skills and Experience Required

The successful candidate will have a degree in Economics or a related subject and a sound understanding of economic theory and principles and how they relate to local economic development. You will have significant experience of undertaking economic research, providing advice and using current economic intelligence.

You will also have strong numerical skills, excellent communication skills and good interpersonal skills including an ability to lead a small team and to build strong relationships with partner organisations and other external clients.

Closing Date: 25 November 2018

Interview Date: 05 December 2018

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