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Economic and Fiscal Analyst (B2)

Job summary

Salary
£30652 - £35110
Location
Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 September 2020 at midnight
Reference
IRC76251E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Economic and Fiscal Analyst within the Scottish Fiscal Commission based in Governors House, Edinburgh, EH1 3BX. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The main location of the vacancy will be the Scottish Fiscal Commission's location at Governor's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh. 

The Scottish Fiscal Commission is responsible for producing the official and independent economic and fiscal forecasts for Scotland. It also forecasts growth in Scotland's economy.

The work will involve modelling and forecasting the Scottish economy, or any of the taxes or social security benefits devolved to Scotland.
Development opportunities within the role include to rapidly develop skills in a range of modelling and forecasting techniques, as well as learning about Scottish and UK public finances, taxation and social security.

Qualifications Required
You will be expected to have at least a first or upper second class degree in a highly numerate subject, for example a statistical, economic, actuarial or other numerate discipline.

If you have a PhD or Masters Degree which is in a highly numerate subject, your application will be considered even if your first degree is not in statistics or a strong numerate discipline. Should you have a 2:2 first degree, your application may be considered if you hold a postgraduate qualification that is in a highly numerate subject. In these circumstances we would expect you to have demonstrated your expertise through a Distinction pass at MSc level or from peer reviewed publications from your PhD.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Knowledge and experience of analysis, modelling or forecasting.
2. Ability to clearly explain technical issues and experience of communicating with different audiences.
3. Ability to manage analytical projects, delivering high-quality work to strict deadlines.
4. Ability to build effective working relationships with a range of internal and external colleagues.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.
In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Silvia Palombi who can be reached at silvia.palombi@fiscalcommission.scot 


If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team by email recruitment@gov.scot.

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