Senior Economist, Monitoring & Research

  • Ofgem
  • London, England
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Public Sector
  • 2 weeks remaining

£41,200 – £52,600 (Glasgow) or £43,600 – £56,650 (London) – 1 Year FTC

Glasgow or London Westminster (moving to Canary Wharf in early 2018)

Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in Great Britain.

We now have an opportunity for an experienced economic strategist and leader to take on an influential role within our Consumers and Competition division. This division works across some of the most high-profile topics in today’s energy marketplace – energy prices, encouraging more consumers to switch suppliers, supporting low-carbon initiatives and protecting vulnerable energy consumers. As an evidence-based organisation, monitoring and analysis is at the heart of what we do, so this role will be central to how we supervise the energy retail market and ensure it delivers positive outcome for consumers. You will lead a small team who work closely with a range of stakeholders within the industry and in government to review market trends and make well-informed policy recommendations that will support consumers’ interests. It’s a varied role that will see you working on issues relating to energy price caps; social obligations and reporting on vulnerable consumers; and tracking supplier costs and profits.

This role is likely to be of particular interest to someone with experience in social policy and economics. We expect that you’ll have a degree in Economics or equivalent professional experience, and that you can bring intellectual and operational leadership to a small team of analysts and economists. You should bring an assured command of a variety of economic financial models and the ability to retain a breadth of strategic perspective in your approach.  Good all round communication skills are essential and you should have previous experience of working with different stakeholders. You should also offer convincing experience of planning and delivering complex projects, including managing resources and mitigating risk effectively.

Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
  • Subsidised gym and restaurant (London only)
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Interest free season ticket loan.

To apply, please click here.

Closing Date: Midnight, 5th March 2018.

Ofgem is an equal opportunities employer. Protecting consumers and powering the future of the energy debate.

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