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Economic Development Consultancy Opportunity – Manchester


Are you committed to a career in economic development?

Would you like to support clients to realise their economic inclusion and growth ambitions?

Do you want a role with variety in a business that gives you the opportunity to grow?

If so, ekosgen have the role for you!

ekosgen is one of the UK’s leading independent economic consultancy firms providing advice to public and private sector clients. We provide economic and social insight to help our clients make better decisions and have a positive impact on people, places and the economy.

Our work includes: Strategy development; project and programme evaluation; preparation of business cases and funding applications; economic impact assessment and socio-economic baselining.

The opportunity

Ideally you should already have at least 3 years’ experience in an economic development research or consultancy environment. You will play a central role within our Manchester based consultant team working on a wide variety of economic development related commissions.

Depending on your experience, the role will include:

  • Carrying out desk research using a variety of official data sources and the internet.
  • Manipulating, analysing and presenting study data in a range of formats.
  • Carrying out study fieldwork including research interviews.
  • Providing written input to high quality reports.
  • Assisting colleagues to prepare proposals for new client assignments.

What are we looking for?

With a good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) and ideally a postgraduate degree in economics, social geography or similar, we need someone who is flexible, a team player, self-motivated, great at multi-tasking and who exhibits professionalism, even when under pressure. Strengths in statistical work, including analysing and presenting quantitative data are a must as are good organisational skills, and excellent writing and IT skills. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in the economic development sector and previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be  preferred.

What do we offer in return?

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including: 

  • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives such as a cycle to work scheme and travel pass funding
  • A positive and supportive work culture where people are assisted to realise their full potential (including through a personal performance and career management system and training)
  • A Staff Wellbeing Package which includes allowances for dental and optical care, a GP helpline and subsidised gym membership

How do I apply?

To apply, please send your CV, a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for ekosgen and details of your salary expectations for the role as well as details of your current salary to by 30th September 2019.

If you have any questions ahead of making your application, please contact Kirsten Powell at, to arrange a convenient time for a telephone conversation.

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