Assistant Economists – RECRUITMENTiQ – Darlington


RECRUITMENTiQ are delighted to be working a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the decision making that affects the whole of the UK, and they are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Fiscal Statistics and Policy Team based in Darlington.Fiscal Statistics and Policy is a team of analysts and policy advisers – advising ministers on both current and future fiscal policy. Their team's work involves combining quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform ongoing policy development and ensure decisions reflect the best available evidence.To do this we work with teams across the department, other government departments, the Bank of England, the UK’s independent fiscal watchdog and academia to draw on a range of perspectives to influence short and long-run fiscal strategy.They are recruiting for assistant economist roles in the Fiscal Sustainability and the Fiscal Forecast and OBR branches of the team. Candidates will be considered for roles in both branches, but there will be an opportunity at interview to express a preference if desired.What you will bring to the team:These posts will suit candidates with excellent analytical skills who are looking for a diverse portfolio of responsibilities. An analytical degree is essential, but in-depth knowledge about the public finances is not expected. We are seeking someone who would be willing and interested in developing an understanding of the public finances and applying it. The post holders will need to be enthusiastic learners, delivering high-quality analysis and building their own and the team’s capacity and capability.The Darlington Economic Campus is a pioneering new cross-government hub which will bring together people across departments and public organisations to play an active role in the most important issues of the day. The work of the Campus will make a real difference to people both UK and internationally. There will be substantial career opportunities and exciting prospects – a career at the Campus means you will be working at the heart of Government, with access to the benefits and fantastic opportunities offered by the civil service. This role is based at HM Treasury and we will be joined on the campus by:
Department for International Trade

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Office for National Statistics

Ministry of Levelling up, Housing, Communities

Department for Education

Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport

Competition and Markets Authority
They are 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.

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 role, salary, benefits and how to apply please follow the “Apply” link.Their recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT Recruitment Team.If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.

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