Our public sector client are currently looking for an Economist to join their team on a new contract.
Contract Length: 12 weeks
Pay Rate to Candidate: £378 to candidate
The post-holders will help the Agency to pursue our ambitious legislative programme, intended to protect UK public health whilst also encouraging innovation in the medicines and devices industries, through assisting policy teams involved in the delivery and consideration of public consultations and the use of secondary legislation. They may also provide supporting analytical work for the Agencies Spending Review bid and our work on reviewing and updating the Agency fee structure.
In conducting day to day work, the post holder must draw on soft skills of persuasion and friendly challenge, while remaining objective and ensuring the best evidence and data sources are used to design policy and deliver legislation.
This role would suit an economist with experience of undertaking impact assessments for SIs, preferably on a health topic; health economics and/or government regulation and policy making.
Key responsibilities and results areas
• Provide analytical support to the Agency’s decisions on planned legislative changes, through assisting in the design and interpretation of public consultations.
• Provide economic analysis and support to colleagues who are designing regulations, preparing Spending Review bids, or examining other policy areas such as fees.
• Provide analytical input to Impact Assessments and Regulatory Triage Assessments.
• Ensure evidence-based policymaking is embedded throughout the Agency, including making sure that colleagues are drawing upon the most relevant data and evidence.
The post-holders will need to meet the following criteria:
• Experience of cost benefit analysis and/or impact assessments
• Membership of the Government Economic Service, or be able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements,
o i.e. a 2:1 undergraduate economics (at least 50% of modules in economics) degree or a 2:2 plus a Masters/PhD in straight economics.
• Experience of applying economic tools and techniques, and synthesising evidence from a range of sources, as appropriate