Policy Manager – Economics

  • Location: London / hybrid
  • Salary: Up to £45,000 PA
  • Ref: RS-2206-8458
  • 2022-06-17T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Excellent development opportunity with the BCC for an economic policy specialist

The organisation
The British Chambers of Commerce sits at the heart of a unique network of businesses across the globe.  The 53 Accredited Chambers in the UK, and 77 British Chambers of Commerce and business groups located across the world, are trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade.

Together, the organisation represents tens of thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes, which employ almost six million people across the UK.  This network exists to support and connect companies, bringing together firms to build new relationships, share best practice, foster new opportunities, and provide practical support to help member businesses trade locally, nationally, and globally.

Chambers of Commerce also provide a respected voice to the business communities they represent, ensuring their priorities and concerns are heard in the corridors of power.

The opportunity
The Policy Manager – Economics role is a vital part of the BCC team.  It involves leading BCC’s economic thought leadership and policy work on access to finance and tax.

The postholder will play a key role in BCC’s external engagement with government, the media, and other stakeholders as well as internal engagement with BCC colleagues and the Chamber network.

The post-holder will be expected to be flexible and able to contribute or lead on economics and other policy issues as required.

Main responsibilities

  • Contribute to the organisation’s economic initiatives, eg. reviewing assumptions and outputs from outsourced economic modelling work managed by the BCC Research team, and producing a regular economic outlook report based on the modelling results
  • Provide evidence-based analysis and commentary on key UK economic indicators and present the latest economic trends to key stakeholders, including the Bank of England, HM Treasury and the Chamber network
  • Deliver strategic advice and analysis to support the development of compelling policy positions, eg. the impact of policy proposals on government finances
  • Lead on engagement with government departments and other stakeholders such as HMT and the Bank of England, including authoring the annual HMT Budget submission and other policy consultations
  • Ensure the Chamber Network is involved in developing our economic policy by managing and growing the membership of the BCC Policy Group Economic and Tax Group.

Key skills and experience required

  • Economics (Undergraduate Degree or higher), or other relevant professional qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with matters relating to economic policy, including developing policy proposals
  • Able to communicate (both in verbal and written form) on complex economic issues to non-specialist audiences
  • High level of numeracy and writing skills and excellent attention to detail and adopts a critical thinking and analytical approach to problem solving
  • An enthusiastic self-starter with excellent inter-personal and collaborative skills, able to work with a high degree of autonomy, manage priorities and workload within objectives set by the Head of Policy.  

Please apply below for this exciting opportunity or contact rachel.s@ellwoodatfield.com for more information.

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