Warwickshire County Council is committed to supporting economic growth. We are currently investing significantly in transport, broadband and business support as well as providing jobs and training for our residents. We also have ambitious plans for the future.
Warwickshire Economics is the County Council’s economic research and analysis function. We provide intelligence and advice on the Warwickshire economy to senior managers and councillors, and our work underpins many of the Council’s policy and investment decisions. We also undertake work on behalf of partner organisations and external clients.
Warwickshire Economics is part of the Council’s Economy and Skills Group which also includes our business support, inward investment and strategic employment & skills functions. We also lead on relationships with our Local Enterprise Partnership and external funders, and work with other County Council teams and partners to develop new projects and programmes that will deliver economic growth.
37.0 Hours per Week
You will provide support, intelligence and analysis on the local economy, undertake research and utilise economic theory to identify and develop policy solutions based on your analysis, and produce regular reports for the Council, partner organisations and local businesses.
You will also support the development of strategies and plans that impact on the Warwickshire economy, and support the development of business cases or applications for external funding, in particular, by leading on economic impact assessments.
Our economists have ample opportunity to connect with other economists in both the public and private sectors. We also encourage you to attend events including a regular programme of public lectures held at the University of Warwick and hosted by the Bank of England.
Finally, you will play a lead role in the Council’s input into the work of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
The successful candidate will have a degree in Economics or a related subject and a sound understanding of economic theory and principles and how they relate to local economic development.
You will have experience of undertaking economic research, providing advice and using current economic intelligence.
You will also have strong numerical skills, excellent communication skills and good interpersonal skills including an ability to work well as part of a team and to build strong relationships with partner organisations.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
Additional Information & How to Apply
For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Matthew Epps - 01926 412566 / firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dave Ayton -Hill 01926 418603 / email@example.com
Closing Date: 11 June 2018
Interview Date: 21 June 2018
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Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
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Job Description and Person Specification