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Current Vacancies and Opportunities

Chief Executive, Royal Economic Society

The Chief Executive will take overall responsibility for the administration of the Society, reporting through the Secretary-General to the Executive Committee (the Board of Trustees). Working with the officers and committees, the Chief Executive will help the Society to meet its overarching aim "to promote the study of economic science".

Candidates for this exciting new post will provide strong evidence of effective and collegial leadership, demonstrating management experience at a senior level together with financial management expertise/knowledge. They will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and show a keen interest in economic issues.

Further information can be found in the Job supporting document, which includes a Job Description and a Person Specification. Enquiries are welcome by email to the Secretary-General (Professor Denise Osborn) at secretary-general@res.org.uk , telephone enquiries cannot be accepted.

Please provide an up-to-date CV and a covering message. The covering message should explain why you wish to apply for this post and demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification in the light of the tasks and responsibilities of the post as indicated in the Job Description.

Applications must be received by noon on Wednesday 4 January 2017

It is anticipated that first interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 January and second interviews during the week beginning 23 January.

Supporting Document (pdf)

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The RES is pleased to partner with Econjobmarket to provide the latest vacancies in Economics.  Econjobmarket also facilitates the flow of information in the economics job market by providing a secure central repository for the files of job-market candidates (including papers, reference letters, and other materials) accessed on line. EJM is run by a group of academic economists who mostly volunteer their time and effort. Read more

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Links to regular recruiters of young economists:

Government Economic Service (GES)
The GES is the UK’s largest recruiter of economists, with over 1400 professionals in more than 30 Departments and Agencies. We are involved in all aspects of Government policy. Joining the GES as a Fast Stream Economist can give you a wide range of career options, and allows you to make a visible impact on life in the UK and beyond. Read more about working for the GES here.

International Monetary Fund Economist Program (EP).
The EP is an entry-level program for talented macroeconomists interested in pursuing a career in international economics and finance. It is a 3-year program specifically designed to enable participants to quickly gain operational experience and further develop macroeconomics expertise. EPs are given full professional responsibilities to carry out operations-related analysis, and to apply their studies and research to policy work that impacts the Fund's member countries.  Details here.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Economists
Have you got what it takes to explain economics to foreign policy makers? The FCO recruits economists who can apply their skills to policy issues in international macroeconomics, financial markets and trade and development.

FCO More details  Applying for Assistant Economist jobs.

Other Job resources:

  • AEAWeb : Job Openings for Economists targeted to the comprehensive needs of all participants in the annual economics job market cycle. https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/
  • JobsInAcademia is an international academic job board and recruitment resource designed to introduce academics to universities and research institutions worldwide in order to facilitate the hiring process for both sides.Jobseekers can browse and search for job ads without registering. It is also possible to upload CVs and receive personalised jobs by email free of charge. If you are an employer and want to advertise jobs, register in the ‘Employers’ section on the website; this is free as well. JobsInAcademia
  • AcademicKeys Higher education positions in Economics www.academickeys.com
  • ConferUp.com is a worldwide directory of Economics researchers where you can browse Economics conferences and jobs. http://conferup.com/
  • Econ-Jobs One of the best resources for graduating economists in the UK to find work. Listing jobs in academia, the private sector, government and international organizations.  www.econ-jobs.com
  • Economist Jobs Economist Jobs is a specialist site for jobs in economics and carries all the latest economics jobs across a range of sectors, locations and experience.EconomistJobs.com
  • Economics Research Network - The Economics Research Network, part of SSRN, hosts the Professional Job Openings site.www.ssrn.com/update/ern/ernjob/ern_job.html
  • GlobalAcademyJobs.com has been launched to help organisations across the world access global pools of talent for their recruitment needs. They specialise in vacancies in the academic and research sector, at every stage of the academic career path, from post doc and research positions, to lecturer jobs, professorial appointments and president/vice chancellor roles.Global Academy Jobs
  • jobs.ac.uk. Jobs in science, research, academic and administrative employment in the UK & abroad.
  • Inomics Popular site listing jobs in economics at all levels in the UK & Europe
  • QS Academic International Mobility Lists academic jobs in many countries and also provides authoritative information to university researchers and teachers considering relocating to new country.
  • The Gateway -  is an independent business and careers newspaper read by the most ambitious and business focused of today’s students providing no-nonsense advice on getting into a chosen career.
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau - Graduate Job advice and all the graduate recruitment industry knowledge you need from recruitment professionals who understand the competitive nature of the graduate job market and graduate schemes.

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