Economic Advisors , Office for National Statistics (ONS)

About the role
Here at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) we provide the data that shapes our nation. Our statistics have an impact on every area of our lives, supporting key decisions and debates throughout the country. The demand for information is increasing, and so the role of economist is more important than ever.
As an Economic Advisor for the ONS, you will help us to increase our economic capability. As you appreciate, the economy is ever changing, and measuring it and monitoring it presents an ongoing challenge. You will ensure that we continue to meet this great challenge. We will look to you to design, compile and understand the implications of key economic indicators which feed into UK economic policymaking. It is also important that you can clearly explain the meaning of all the analysis you are undertaking.
About you
Alongside a first or upper second class degree in economics (or equivalent qualification), you will have substantial experience as an economist. You will be confident assessing the value and robustness of information from a wide range of sources. You will also be comfortable working with analysts from other public bodies – like HM Treasury and the Bank of England – as well as private sector partners such as Eurostat and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is essential that you are able to give clear direction and support to a team, encouraging them to be the best they can be.
About us
The Office for National Statistics shapes the nation, informing debate and improving decision making across the country – from businesses to government agencies. As the largest producer of official statistics, we compile and analyse a vast amount of data that has an impact on nearly every aspect of our lives.
To find out further information about the role, please contact Fiona Dawe (fiona.dawe@ons.gsi.gov.uk) and Donna Carpenter (donna.carpenter@ons.gsi.gov.uk)
Closing date: 30th May 2016.