Job Description Are you interested in playing an important role in a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the decision making that affects the whole of the UK? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Labour Markets and Distributional Analysis team.
About the Team
The Labour Markets and Distributional Analysis team sits within HM Treasury’s Personal tax, Welfare & Pensions group. We are a friendly team of outstanding analysts and policy makers. We seek to bring together an understanding of households’ living standards and position in the labour market, with key labour market policies, such as DWP’s unemployment regime and tax-free childcare.
Our part of the team is made up of around 6 economists who work closely with policy teams across HM Treasury to provide analytical support on the impacts of policies on the labour market. We lead on microeconomic analysis of earnings, and employment, as well as analysis of work incentives in the tax and welfare system, and National Living and Minimum Wage analysis.
About the Job
In this role, you will:
Conduct microeconomic analysis to drive the policy debate. Analytical conclusions have to be presented, clearly and succinctly, including to non-economists.
Provide advice and briefing to HM Treasury seniors and ministers.
Work with colleagues in HM Treasury, other government departments and external organisations to deliver government objectives.
Help to build and communicate HM Treasury’s understanding of the wider evidence on labour markets.
Keep up to date on a variety of labour market datasets, through working with partners across Government alongside academics.
We’re looking for a talented Economist with experience of using high-quality economic and/or quantitative analysis to influence decisions, including the ability to use, or ability to learn, statistical software packages such as SAS and Stata. A degree with an economics component of at least 50% is required.
HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.
Some of the Benefits our people love!
25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
Generous parental and adoption leave packages
Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions of 27%
Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)
For more information about the Treasury, role, salary, benefits, who to contact and how to apply please follow the Apply link.
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