We’re recruiting for several senior associates to join our Policy team, including economists. We’re keen to talk to economists who are used to applying and explaining economic concepts, in particular those with experience of industrial organisation, regulatory and/or anti-trust economics. You will be joining an established economics function, which is embedded within the Policy team providing economic advice and input across all of our work.
The role of a senior associate at the PSR involves collaborating with economists and non economists, which needs flexibility and good communication skills. As a Senior Associate Economist you could lead on the delivery of specific parts of the PSR’s policy work programme, lead economic work streams or provide expert economic advice. You’ll work alongside other economists as well as wider teams (in a matrix structure) providing economic input into projects which could encompass any part of our work programme. This means we can work in flexible ways and are happy to discuss different working patterns. You may also provide the economic input on enforcement or competition cases. We are a relatively small team so you will need to be a self-starter and comfortable working in cross disciplinary environments
Our Policy team is composed of economists, technical payments experts and policy specialists. You’ll also work with colleagues from the Legal, Communications and Operations teams.
What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
Examples of the work you will do in this role are:
What will the candidate get from the role? As a senior associate economist you could lead on the delivery of specific parts of the PSR’s policy work programme, lead economic work streams or provide expert economic advice. You’ll work alongside other economists as well as wider teams (in a matrix structure) providing economic input to projects which could encompass any part of our work programme. You may also provide the economic input on enforcement or competition cases. We are a relatively small team so you will need to be a self-starter and comfortable working in cross disciplinary environments. Skills/Experience Required
We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we will offer an interview to disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidate’s CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.
About the PSR
Every time anyone uses a cash machine, transfers money, uses contactless, or gets paid, they use a payment system. Payment systems are always evolving and the PSR is here to make sure they work well for everyone.
In a fast-moving environment, we challenge the industry to adapt by supporting innovation and improving competition so that the UK benefits from world-leading payment systems.
We encourage collaboration to help solve problems and when we need to, we take difficult decisions and use our powers. We change our approach to get the best outcome for everyone.
The PSR is an independent economic regulator led by Managing Director, Chris Hemsley. Everything we do is guided by our statutory objectives: to promote competition and innovation and the interests of people and businesses that use payment systems. We are directly accountable to Parliament and the Courts and funded by the payments industry. We work closely with other regulators involved in this sector, notably the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and the Competition and Markets Authority. Operationally we are an independent subsidiary of the Financial Conduct Authority.
The PSR’s values & diversity
In order to represent the people and organisations that we serve, we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our commitment includes disability, ethnicity, LGBT and gender identity through to mental health and social mobility issues.
If you are an internal candidate and you are interested learning more about the role please contact Lucy Matthews on [email protected]
If you are an external candidate and you are interested learning more about the role please contact Ciara McCartan on [email protected]
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