Manchester / Leeds / Birmingham / Bristol
£40,005 - £44,216
19 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

We are looking for an Economist to join us - the role can be based in either Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Bristol.

The Economist will play a key role within the regulator’s Business Intelligence function - producing quantitative and qualitative analysis to help the regulator to develop and communicate a leading understanding sector risks.

The post holder will develop and deliver economic and sector risk analysis to inform regulators, providers and other stakeholders. These projects will include in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis on market trends and sector risks, for example covering market structures, new supply of housing, rents and service charges, providers’ risk management, and condition of existing stock.

They will be responsible for effectively communicating analytical outputs – both within the regulator and externally, in written form and at presentations and meetings. The post holder will also be required to develop leading knowledge of a small number of key sector risks, and keep up to date with broader economic and analytical issues relevant to social housing.

The Economist will have a degree in economics, finance or other numerate subject and must have experience in carrying out high quality research and analysis, including analysing data, developing or analysing spreadsheet models, interpreting evidence and communicating findings.  The post holder will have highly developed skills in data analysis tools and techniques, in particular confidence in MS Excel is a necessity.  Excellent report writing and communication skills to convey complex ideas to people with varying levels of economic expertise is essential.

General Information:


Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions.

RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London.  Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information.  We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.

Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve onsite visits to social housing providers.

In line with Government requirements to reduce the number of Civil Service and NDPB roles based in London, we only advertise roles in London which need to be there for business-critical reasons.


Interviews are planned for approximately two weeks after the closing date via Microsoft Teams due to the current closure of RSH offices and staff working from home.

Benefits and Salary

We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.

The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range.  Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.

Things you need to know

Application process

For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site with an anonymised CV which details your employment, education and training history and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site

Blind shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment. 

As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.

You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.  

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

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