Senior Economists / Economists, Bank of England (Secondment12- 24 months)
Summary Information for vacancy - reference BANK01
Whitehall and Industry Group
Costs to be covered by the Bank, subject to experience
City of London, Greater London, London
04 May 2011
No of vacancies
Field of work
The Bank of England is interested in considering candidates for new secondment opportunities as they seek to meet resource demands. As a result, positions for senior economists and economists have arisen within their Monetary Analysis Directorate (MA). The period of secondment will be for a minimum of 12 months and ideally for 24 months.
The Senior Economist and Economist roles will contribute to important monetary policy issues for the Bank of England, which will feed into broader management information provided to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
S/he will also undertake analysis, research and forecasting for the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee.
The work in general is likely to involve:
- Delivering well-articulated economic analysis to senior Bank staff;
- Shaping the messages presented to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in the form of written notes or oral presentations;
- Contributing to quarterly forecasts for the UK economy which feed into the MPC’s quarterly Inflation Report projections;
- Working with others in the team and the rest of MA as required to produce issues-based analytical pieces on issues that impact on the UK economy;
- Supporting senior staff in their roles, and helping them to form a view of what is happening in the UK economy and the key risks to the economic outlook;
- Liaison with external contacts and representing the Bank at meetings;
- Developing your own view on the big questions and issues facing the UK economy and helping to set the analytical agenda for MA.
The qualities of the ideal candidate will include the following:
- A strong academic background in economics, ideally qualified to postgraduate level;
- A strong record of applying macroeconomics to live policy issues;
- Experience of both quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods;
- Ability and confidence to deliver complex material simply and effectively;
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
- Strong team and interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead others;
- Ability to effectively prioritise and manage workloads;
- Flexible, adaptable and self starting with the ability to work collaboratively across the organisation.
CRB check required - No
Regulated by OCSC - No
Reserved for existing civil servants - No
Reserved for UK nationals - No
How to apply
Salary and terms
For candidates wishing to join on secondment:
The Bank of England will contribute to the candidate’s salary costs; the level of contribution will be dependent upon experience and will be subject to agreement with the candidate’s organisation.
Wednesday 4 May by 5pm
- Submission of a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the person criteria and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Compilation of a short-list after the closing date from applications received;
- If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Bimal Karaji at WIG on 020 7222 1166 or e-mail email@example.com
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