Pro Bono Economics
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Pro Bono Economics (PBE) enables professional economists from across the private, public and social sectors to use their skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues in society. Our network of experienced consultant and volunteer economists help charities and social enterprises appreciate their economic and social impact and so improve their overall effectiveness.
We are now embarking on an exciting new phase of our development, building our research and policy function to develop new ‘macro’ insights into the potential of civil society. We recently launched the Law Family Commission on Civil Society ( ) – a cutting-edge research programme exploring the value of civil society and the challenges and opportunities it faces in the 2020s. Armed with new content, we want to play an enhanced role in helping shape the policy debate in the UK through a programme of high profile public events, media engagement and contact with different layers of government.
About the role
We are seeking a Senior Economist to join the PBE Research & Policy team. The Senior Economist will be deeply involved in the design and delivery of the Commission, contributing original research, building a rich cross-sector network of contacts, managing senior stakeholder groups and developing policy recommendations. The Senior Economist will also contribute to PBE’s public profile, providing analysis and commentary on economic and fiscal events, managing our charity sector surveys, and developing content for publication across a range of media.
Post type: Post type: Full-time, fixed-term (24 months). Flexible arrangements will be considered
Reports to: Research and Policy Director
Main duties & responsibilities:
We are looking for an exceptional and experienced economist/quantitative researcher working in economics, research and policy development or a related field. The role suits candidates with formal training in economics or statistical analysis, and ideally some knowledge of the key government and administrative datasets relating to wellbeing, living standards and civil society in the UK. Candidates should have a strong track record of designing and delivering research, communicating findings, organising complex projects and an interest in developing policy recommendations.
Ideal characteristics include:
Desirable characteristics include:
Closing date: 10am Thursday 18 March.
PBE is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.