Policy/ Economics Consultant

Location Belfast
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Jamie Harpur

Contact email: jamieharpur@godfreynorth.com
Contact phone: 07873 643 037
Job ref: J33
Published: 26 days ago
Expiry date: 30 June 2022

Policy/Economics Consultant

Our client is a global financial company based in Belfast City Centre. Our client’s Economic Advisory team works to provide evidence for effective government policy making and investment decisions. They complete research, evaluation and analysis that has an impact on the economy and society through the recommendations we make to help improve the effectiveness of public policy and practice. Growth in demand for our economic advisory services means we are now looking for a Consultant/Consultants to join their Belfast based team.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible as part of the Economic Advisory team for the delivery of significant projects, covering:

  • Socio-economic impact statements to support planning applications, business cases/Economic Appraisals, funding bids and corporate intelligence.

  • Case making for and feasibility of a wide range of economic development projects and programmes.

  • Design and complete primary and secondary research projects and data analysis to develop a compelling evidence base.

  • Evaluations of projects, programmes, and policies to show impact and value for money.

  • Proactive in being client focused, understanding the needs of the project, and offering high quality, professional economic development, and related advice.

  • Provide support on business development efforts and develop business awareness through resource and project management. Over time develop a project management role in business development and work winning. Committed to continuing professional development and career progression and encouraging others to do the same. We will support you and invest in you through our career development and leadership potential programmes.

Requirements

• Analytic and numerical skills including spreadsheet and other software skills.

• A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a consultancy environment, effectively managing client relationships and working to tight deadlines.

• Experience of some of the following would be an advantage: business cases and Economic Appraisals, development of economic growth strategies, evaluations of government expenditure Preferred Qualifications A degree in economics, business, or a related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

 Ideally a financial or economics degree (not essential)