Economic Analysis Team Leader

Grade K - Salary £35,344 - £40,924

Based In Leeds City Centre

Closing date – 01 May 2019


The role

 We are looking to appoint an Economic Analysis Team Leader in the Research & Intelligence team.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the management, maintenance and development of the organisation’s economic evidence base, taking a lead role in a work programme designed to provide evidence for our Local Inclusive Industrial Strategy.
  • Lead engagement with key partners on economic research commissioning to address gaps in local economic data whilst supporting the management of bespoke (consultancy) economic research activity provided by the research team to partner organisations.
  • Lead on the communication of the CA’s economic intelligence activity ensuring that the needs of the CA and LEP Boards are clearly and effectively addressed through the production of the LCR economic dashboard, whilst supporting all aspects of economic reporting to the Investment Committee, Transport Committee and LEP panels.
  • Refine and develop the CA’s key economic narrative and advocacy messages working closely with the communications team to drive up awareness of the LCR economy and its performance.

The person

You will be educated to degree level in economics, economic analysis or transport economics or have practical experience of successfully performing in a similar role. You will also:

  • Be capable of providing professional leadership on all aspects of economic analysis to economic analysts working within the function.
  • Provide effective and robust guidance to senior managers and elected members on all aspects of key trends in Leeds City Region economy, ensuring the needs of these key groups are prioritised.
  • Be capable of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and across functional teams to drive key objectives and priorities.
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to challenge and influence team members.
  • Have strong numerical and analytical skills including defining and interpreting time series economic data undertaking detailed structural economic
  • Have strong understanding of statistical techniques used economic analysis – such as location quotient, shift share and regression analysis techniques.
  • Be experienced in preparing project briefs and technical specifications for complex analytical and research work and the management of specialist consultants.

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The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds building an inclusive culture, we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. In return we can offer a flexible and encouraging environment that will allow you to achieve your best work/life balance and career goals; with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme and a fully funded travel MCard (zone 1-5). We are committed to enabling working parents to progress their careers and will consider requests for flexible working patterns and job share arrangements.

Please note:  Whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role has career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases on an annual basis.

Please submit your application by 01 May 2019

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all applicants, therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for 6 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.





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