I have a number of economist friends and former colleagues who are looking for work, so I thought it might be helpful to post a 'job of the week'. They will mostly be senior, and mostly based in London - so apologies to my overseas readers and to more junior economist reading this post. I also plan to offer some advice on looking for jobs.
My first job of the week is a senior role at the UK's Competition Commission:
The Competition Commission is an independent public body which helps to ensure healthy competition between companies in the UK for the ultimate benefit of consumers and the economy. It conducts in-depth investigations into mergers and markets and also has certain functions with regard to the major regulated industries.
The vacancy is for their Director of Economic Analysis, a senior civil servant post paying £65-£80k base salary, plus benefits.They are looking for a"a first-rate economist" who is "practical in designing and implementing projects", is "an effective leader" and "an excellent communicator". Of course, it helps if you know something aboput competition and regulatory economics! The role also involves being Deputy Chief Economist at the Commission.
Closing date: Monday 23 April 2012