Supervisory Economist - Appraisal and Evaluation
(GLA) Grade 11 (£56,344)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA2038
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 17 June 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Salary: £56,344 per annum
Grade: 11

GLA Economics’ analysis and advice informs key investment decisions at the Greater London Authority (GLA).  The GLA requires high quality economic analysis and advice to ensure that the strategies we develop and the projects we deliver are based on sound evidence.  GLA Economics - part of the GLA’s Intelligence Unit - is also an information resource for anyone with an interest in London’s economy, including the capital’s academics, commentators and decision makers.


Bring your knowledge and passion for economics together with your ambition to maintain London’s global standing and you’ll play a key role in informing decisions that affect the lives of all Londoners.


We are now looking to fill a vacancy a supervisory economist leading GLA Economics’ work on appraisal and evaluation. The post has been regraded prior to the start of the current recruitment campaign to reflect an increase in responsibilities. We are looking for someone who is able to combine technical professional skills with the ability to play a strategic advisory and leadership role alongside the Senior Economist and the other supervisory economists. As post-holder you will:

  • Lead on providing advice on appraisal and evaluation of GLA’s policies, programmes and investments and on the development of indicator frameworks of economic performance.
  • Lead the on developing and disseminating best practice in appraisal and evaluation (in line with the Green Book, Magenta Book, Business Case guidance and other government guidance) across the organisation.
  • Lead in providing economic analysis and advice on selected priority activities/projects as instructed by the Senior Economist. 
  • Contribute to the analytical assurance of GLA Economics’ outputs and publications.
  • Manage two economists working on appraisal and evaluation.


The policy and investment decisions you’ll work on are often complex.  However, with your clear, analytical approach you will be able to break down and structure complex issues and turn them into a manageable analytical problem, seeing it through to delivery.  You will also be able to engage confidently with relevant policy teams and lead analysts in particular areas and provide them with clear guidance and strategic advice.

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification. 

This role is based at City Hall.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA2038.


Application closing date:            Sunday 17 June 2018 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall on a date to be confirmed.

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