Head of Economics

Recruiter
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
03 Feb 2019
Closes
03 Mar 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Economics
We have created an exciting new position of Head of Economics to provide economic insight and thought leadership on poverty and social security.
Within the role, you will lead economic modelling within JRF, and deliver the data and analytical infrastructure required by JRF for high-quality economic analysis.
Deputising for the Chief Economist as necessary, you will provide leadership and development for the Economics team as a whole. This will include designing and leading a programme of engagement with economic stakeholders, and ensuring that the work of the Economics team meets the highest standards of rigour.
Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK. We don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions.
We are looking for someone who has several years’ professional experience working as an economist, and of managing economic analysis to develop policy. With an advanced ability to apply economic theory to policy questions, you will also be able to construct a compelling narrative from economic analysis and have significant experience of communicating economic analysis to non-specialists.
A strong interest in UK poverty, social policy, labour markets and housing is needed, as is having a passion to join us in our mission to solve poverty in the UK. A good leader with excellent communication skills, you will have significant experience of independently using data for economic analysis and have experience of using data analysis software to analyse micro data sets.
Women are under-represented in this area of work and are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated equally.
The successful candidate will work for an organisation who makes everyone feel able to be themselves at work, feel supported and enjoy a healthy work life balance. Offering an excellent staff benefits package and employer pension contribution, apply now.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th February 2019
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