Senior Economist

We are looking for a Senior Economist to join this ambitious, fast-growing organisation.

Our Senior Economist will have the following responsibilities: 


- Conducting original economic analysis using a variety of sources.
- Designing and analysing various research methodologies, including data analysis, polling and depth interviews.
- Authoring research reports.
- Generating imaginative and credible policy ideas.
- Providing detailed and rapid economic analysis of government announcements.
- Formulating and expressing Bright Blue’s analysis and solutions in key policy areas.
- Shaping the next phase of Bright Blue’s research by devising new research ideas and proposals.


- Organising, attending and chairing a variety of Bright Blue events, including roundtable discussions, conferences and keynote speeches with high-profile decision-makers and opinion formers.

External affairs

- Managing relationships with key stakeholders such as civil servants, special advisers, academics, journalists and politicians.
- Building a network of influential opinion formers and decision makers to contribute to all our work.
- Representing Bright Blue in the media on a regular basis.
- Writing regular opinion articles and blogs on key policy areas.


- Managing research projects and our researchers and associate fellows.
- Working closely with the director to set the priorities, themes and vision of the organisation.

Person specification

- A track record working as an economist and experience of carrying out economic research.
- Experience and confidence in undertaking quantitative analysis, including handling large datasets using statistical software such as Stata.
- An impressive academic record, including a minimum of an undergraduate economics degree (2:1 or above).
- Experience of public policy research, both quantitative and qualitative.
- Strong understanding of centre-right politics and public policy.
- Excellent writing ability, creative thinking and interpersonal skills.
- A self-motivated individual excited about working in a small business and who can work independently.

Closing Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 6pm

Interview/Start Dates: We may appoint before the closing date.

Salary: c£40,000 per annum

Application Details: Please submit your CV and covering letter to Fiona Smith, Events and Administration Officer of Bright Blue, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mailing list signup

To hear about our events and stay in touch, signup here.

Download The Latest Bright Blue Publication