Applied Economist - Fixed Term

Business, Law and Social Sciences

Location:  Other
Salary:  £25,000 per annum
£4,000 per annum personal development budget
Closing Date:  Wednesday 16 October 2019
Contract Type:  Fixed Term 24 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0464-19
Responsible To:  Chief Financial Officer (Devonshire Group) Senior Lecturer in Economics (UOD)

Applied Economist

Based in:  Bakewell, Derbyshire

Salary circa £25,000 depending on qualifications + £4,000 personal development budget and Management Training Programme (2 Year Fixed Term Position).

About the role

University of Derby’s Economics and Finance Division and Centre for Business Improvement, in partnership with the Devonshire Group are offering a unique and exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate to develop an in-house capability to measure the economic and employment impact of the Devonshire Group’s activities in order to inform evidence-based strategic decision-making.

The successful applicant will be employed by University of Derby and work on behalf of the Devonshire Group.

The Devonshire Group portfolio across the UK & Ireland includes Chatsworth House and the wider Derbyshire estate, Bolton Abbey, the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group and Lismore Castle in Ireland, The role will be based at the Chatsworth Estate Office in Edensor but will require some travel to other relevant sites within the portfolio. 

The project itself is one of the key building blocks of the “Ten Goals for Ten Years” initiative that the Devonshire Group is progressing. The role will require design and development of a set of tools and templates for measuring the economic impact of the Devonshire Group’s business activity on a continuous basis. You will establish and document how to link the Group’s existing social and environmental valuation with economic impact evaluation, and how to embed continuous economic impact evaluation in the Group’s strategic decision making process.

You will be proactive in gaining the wider support of staff at Chatsworth and the wider Group in order to understand how data is currently collected and develop ways that new data can be gathered. The role will also require responsibility for managing a real-time project over an extended period which will provide data that feeds into strategic decision-making across the Group.

You will hold an undergraduate degree (or above) in Economics with a strong focus on applied microeconomic analysis, and a desire to gain economic impact study experience. With proven experience of confidently and successfully managing projects with several deadlines, you will possess evidence of good research and analysis skills and experience in data collection. You will also possess clear and structure report writing skills.


For further information about the Devonshire Group and the Chatsworth House Trust: https://devonshiregroup.co.uk and www.chatsworth.org

Informal enquiries may be directed to Melanie Powell, Senior Lecturer in Economics M.J.Powell@derby.ac.uk  / Dr Nicola Lynch, Head of Discipline: Economics and Finance n.lynch@derby.ac.uk 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - This full-time post is part-funded by the UK Government’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. A KTP is a three-way project between a graduate, an organisation and a university. KTP is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes and has been placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects for over 39 years.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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