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Senior Research and Policy Analyst – Redesigning Britain’s approach to managing public finances

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The successful candidate will lead the Centre’s research in thinking how Britain manages its overall budget and public finances with a focus on making cross-government distinctions between capital and current expenditure.

The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an excellent understanding of the government accounting process, as well as insight into the fiscal and monetary policy mix.

Key responsibilities:

  • To assess the government accounting system and the extent to which it is able to distinguish across departments consistently between capital and current expenditure
  • To provide innovative policy recommendations to reassess the approach taken on public investment projects and financing
  • To provide a framework for thinking about the appropriate fiscal and monetary policy mix
  • Keep abreast of all relevant political and policy developments
  • Communicate research findings to key stakeholders and contribute to the intellectual development of the Centre

Skills & experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of government accounting systems and the current fiscal and monetary framework
  • Good understanding of project finance assessment and measuring the value of public goods
  • Ability to formulate policy to bring about change working within the current institutional framework
  • Previous experience in HM Treasury or other UK government department with responsibility for budget planning or project finance would be desirable

Salary and contract:

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small friendly team based in Westminster.

The senior analyst remuneration is expected to be between £45k – £60k range depending on the level of skills and experience.

Applications must include a job reference number, CV and a one page covering letter demonstrating an understanding of the role. They should be sent to Thomas Aubrey at info@progressive-capitalism.net. If you have any further questions with regard to this vacancy, please call +44 (0)207 340 2206.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Key Dates:

Closing Date: 29 November 2017
Interview/Start Dates: First Round Interviews will take place the first week of December
Start Date: January 2017

About the Centre

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new public policy think tank, which will launch formally in early 2018. The Centre believes that, within the framework of a market economy, there is a vital role for government to promote economic efficiency, individual liberty and social justice. The Centre will help to identify key policies to promote these objectives, and will seek to influence policy makers and support stakeholders to implement them.

The Centre is looking to hire a number of senior analysts with strong quantitative and qualitative skills to build up and lead a series of new research areas. In addition, the Centre is looking to hire data and economic analysts to support this ambitious new research programme.

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new start up which builds on the initial success of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism. It offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a new organisation with considerable growth potential, and to help shape its direction and culture from the start.