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Economic Advisor

Summary Information for vacancy - reference OFT884


Office of Fair Trading


£51000 - £55000 Per Annum


EC4Y 8JX, City of London, Greater London, London

Closing Date

20 June 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 7


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time,Job share

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work


Brief Description

As the UK competition and consumer authority, the OFT's mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Protecting the interests of the public through advice, guidance and enforcement, our profile has never been higher. Join the OFT and you will have a unique opportunity to shape economic thinking and decisions across the industry.

As an Economic Advisor at the OFT you will work on a wide range of projects with opportunities to solve real problems through delivering cases and projects in mixed disciplinary teams. These pivotal posts could find you identifying and investigating high profile Mergers, where your work will directly impact UK markets. Whether you provide an advisory, research, or investigative service at the OFT, you will gain first-hand experience of commercial issues across many sectors, all of which are of major importance to UK business.

Vacancy description

As an Economic Adviser you will be required to scope work effectively, identifying testable hypotheses and coherent theories of harm; identify relevant economic work strands within a project, the level of resources required and likely timescales; help to manage the quality control process; analyse and present the main economic issues in the case or project; work as a proactive member of the team and influencing widely on a broad range of economic and policy issues; identify the need for and, where appropriate, commissioning research from external economic consultants or academics; develop targeted and proportionate remedies for issues identified.


Economic Adviser opportunities call for people with strong economic-related qualifications, along with significant experience of professionally applied economics, together with practical experience of analysis of markets. You will need strong drafting skills plus the ability to present and articulate your views to groups of senior stakeholders.

For full details of the role, please see the attached job description or visit our website:

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive but succinct covering letter addressing the selection criteria on the job description. Please also complete and submit a diversity monitoring form.

Applications can be emailed to or sent by post to:

Recruitment team
The Office of Fair Trading
7th Floor
Fleetbank House
2-6 Salisbury Square

Please quote reference OFT884 – Economic Advisor

Please note: If you have applied for an Economic-related post with the OFT in the last 3 months, your application will not be accepted this time.

The Office of Fair Trading is an equal opportunities employer.


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