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Chief Economist of the Trade Remedies Authority

Contract Type
Public Sector
£90k, per annum Circa
Expiry Date
The Department for International Trade is recruiting a Chief Economist of the Trade Remedies Authority.

Job Description

As part of our preparations to leave the EU, we are establishing with the Trade Bill a new independent UK body, the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), to defend UK businesses against unfair trading practices. 

We are now seeking to appoint the Chief Economist of the TRA. This is an exciting new role responsible for the establishment of the analytical function that will be key to the successful investigations that the TRA will undertake. The Chief Economist will build and sustain the capability and capacity in the team to deliver high-quality analysis, both for the investigations themselves and for subsequent monitoring and enforcement activity. The Chief Economist will be a member of the TRA’s senior management team and will play a key role in the overall leadership and performance of the organisation. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent senior-level economist with impressive academic qualifications at postgraduate level, substantial experience of setting strategic direction to an economic analysis function, and track record of providing high-quality economic advice. You will bring experience of building and managing high-performing teams, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to explain complex issues with clarity, simplicity and precision to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. You will ideally have a background of working with business analysis, finance, law or investigations. An understanding of international trade policy, in particular trade remedies, would be helpful. 

This will be a challenging and demanding, yet exceptionally rewarding, role. It will offer the successful candidate a unique and exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to the delivery of a fair and robust trade remedies regime in the UK once we have left the EU, to positively protect the UK’s industries, and to ensure the TRA is set up to succeed in the long term. 

Contact point for applicants

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post further, please contact our advising consultants at Veredus: 
Elyse Pearce (020 7932 4210) 
Nataliya Starik-Bludova (020 7932 4265) 
James Greengrass (020 7932 4286)