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Senior Economist (Microeconomist)

Job Introduction

We're recruiting for a Senior Economist, to join our Public Policy team, based in London.  It’s a role with real impact and the opportunity to influence senior level decision making. This role is offered on a permanent basis and requires someone with a depth of senior economist experience.

Our team is the guardian of the BBC’s understanding of its regulatory and public policy environment. It manages the BBC’s relationship with key external stakeholders and leads the development of public policy positions. The Policy team forms part of the Director-General group and therefore sits right at the heart of the BBC. The Policy team provides high level policy support to key BBC projects and supports the development of the BBC’s policies and strategies, to promote the BBC’s interests at a time of rapid change in technology, consumer behaviour and regulation.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the BBC’s Chief Economist, you’ll be responsible for providing day-to-day advice on regulatory, competition and economic issues relevant to the BBC, at a UK and EU level. You'll also contribute to policy development across the range of the BBC's activity and represent the BBC’s interests with external stakeholders.

With a good understanding of the principles of micro- economics and the changing media environment, you’ll provide economic and policy advice to BBC management, contributing to pan-BBC strategic initiatives and policy formation.

Are you the right candidate?

You'll have proven experience as an economist or competition policy specialist, gained within either a competition/regulatory authority, government department undertaking policy formulation in the communications sector, a consulting environment or a major communications sector company. You’ll have strong quantitative skills, and a proven track record of applying econometrics. An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you'll be confident presenting complex data and arguments, advising senior managers and stakeholders, and engaging with external government and regulatory authorities, on a range of economic and regulatory issues.

The successful applicant will be working on regulatory and policy questions, reporting to the Chief Economist. As such, a qualification in economics is essential.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a micro-economist or competition policy specialist, gained within either a competition/regulatory authority, government department undertaking policy formulation in the communications sector, a consulting environment or a major communications sector company. An effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you'll be confident presenting complex data and arguments, advising senior managers and stakeholders, and engaging with external government and regulatory authorities, on a range of economic and regulatory issues.

Package Description

Band:   E
Contract type:   Permanent
Location:   London

Interviews anticipated to be held w/c 11 November

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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