Economic Adviser Recruitment

Grade 7 Economic Advisers £45k+ Permanent/fixed term for two years with possibility of permanency


EA scheme 2018 job descriptions

EA 2018 candidate information pack


Use your economic skills to influence policy and transform lives.

This scheme has now closed on 27th April 2018. We will not consider any applications after this date.

Transforming Lives

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Government Economic Service and use your skills and knowledge as a professional economist to improve the lives of millions, working to formulate, implement, and evaluate government policy across a range of areas.

High Profile

Wherever you join the GES, you’ll be delivering rigorous economic analysis to advise ministers and senior officials, ensuring that policy is informed by the strongest possible analytical underpinnings. Strengthening the evidence base and evaluating the costs and benefits of different policy options will also likely form part of your remit.

Variety of Roles

We are looking for professional economists to join us and work in departments across a range of locations, including:

  • Department for Exiting the EU
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Scottish Government

Additional posts in other government departments may become available before the closing date and further details of all posts will be updated in the job descriptions document above.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27 April 2018.

The Person

Ready for far-reaching influence, you will have a proven track record as a professional economist supported by a 2:1 degree and/or MSc in economics. It’s possible you’re currently working in the third sector or an Arms Length Body (ALB), a consultancy, or a research organisation so you’ll have some expertise in the areas we work in. You’ll have strong project management skills with a flair for analysing a large amount of data. You’ll be confident in making effective decisions, and developing and managing others to realise their potential whatever their background or aspiration. You will have a sound understanding of economic theory and your talent for communicating your findings to a wide range of audiences, including very senior stakeholders, through briefings and advice will make you stand out.

A Great Package

We want our people to have a good work life balance so we offer a family-friendly environment, flexible working, a commitment to continuous learning and development and an attractive pension scheme. Civil Service nationality rules allow us to accept only applications from UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens or European Economic Area and Swiss Nationals.

The Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and aims to reflect the diversity of British society. All applications are treated on merit.

Published 1 June 2017
Last updated 30 April 2018 + show all updates
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