Senior Economic and Fiscal Analyst

Scottish Fiscal Commission
46424.00 - 55275.00 GBP Annual
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Scottish Fiscal Commission are currently recruiting for 5 Senior Economic and Fiscal Analytical posts in the Commission to lead on the production of economic and fiscal forecasts. These are permanent and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Applicants claiming a guaranteed interview will be invited for further assessment should they meet the minimum essential criteria listed in this advert.

This is an exciting time to work in the Scottish Fiscal Commission which is assuming responsibility for producing independent forecasts for Scotland. The post holder will have a chance to shape the work of the Commission, working closely with the Unit Heads, Chief Executive and the Commissioners, engaging with external stakeholders and leading the development of forecasting and modelling.

You will head up one of the Commission's teams and be responsible for developing modelling within the Commission for a number of the areas within the remit of the Commission. You will be expected to provide excellent leadership, as the SFC assumes responsibility for producing forecasts in a substantial number of areas.

There are also other exciting opportunities (Economic & Fiscal Analyst and Economic & Fiscal Head of Unit) being advertised at the same time as these posts. See for more information.

Minimum Qualifications

You will be expected, at a minimum, to have at least a first or upper second class degree in a highly numerate subject. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable. We would like to actively encourage applications from those with higher degrees, such as Masters and PhDs, in relevant subjects.

Essential Criteria

  1. Substantial analytical experience and demonstrate an ability to develop and apply economic modelling and forecasting techniques.
  2. Experience of gathering, analysing and presenting economic data.
  3. Experience of leading distinct analytical projects or programmes of work.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and experience of developing relationships with stakeholders

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience of leading teams that produce analysis with impact.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the economic, political and policy context in which forecast are produced.
  3. A higher degree or PhD in a relevant subject.


The Commission's main location is at Governor's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, with additional use of offices at the University of Glasgow.

Assessment & Interview Dates

Assessments and interviews for these posts will take place in the week beginning 28th November.

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