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Job Description

Are you an experienced Economist / Economic Analyst looking for an exciting opportunity to join a growing business in Belfast City Centre?

VANRATH are delighted to be partnering with our client, a Public Sector economic think-tank, in their search for passionate graduates with experience in Business/Economics.

The role
Full Time | 37.5 hours per week
Mon-Fri | Office Based
Benefits and Holiday Allowance
£40,000 - £50,000 (under review)

Key responsibilities
Working as a central member of the team and business, the successful candidate will provide senior research and analytical support from conception to completion of projects. This is to include:

  • Undertake comprehensive desk research and produce literature reviews / reports to a high standard.
  • Support and collaborate in the design, administration and analysis of quantitative and qualitative primary research.
  • Provide research and contributions to produce bids for new contracts.
  • Undertake data collection, cleaning and analytical tasks to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Maintain excellent communication in respect of both workload / resourcing and analytical progress.
  • Work effectively as art of a collaborative team, as an essential member of the business.

The ideal candidate Hold a degree in business / economics relevant discipline


Demonstrate experience across the following areas:

  • Public policy related qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Strong analytical reporting capability.
  • Proficient understanding of economic concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience of policy development process.
  • Analytical reporting capabilities.
  • Understanding of the policy development process.
  • Familiarity with the relevant software and willingness to train in the use of other data science, analytical and visualisation software.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong understanding of client relationship management.
  • Ability to travel and work collaboratively and on own initiative, under pressure.

*Consideration will be given to candidates who hold a degree where Economics / Business were not a main component but who can demonstrate transferrable knowledge and comprehensive experience in the above.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.

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