Economic assessments and advice have always informed policy decisions at the highest level, across the Defra Group. During the current period of change, we are renewing focus on the high quality and robust evidence behind every decision.

For our Economists, this presents a great opportunity to impact on society like never before. Join them in providing analysis, appraisal and evaluation to Ministers and colleagues across government, and you will be part of a skilful, vibrant community that both recognises and rewards your work.

Through in-work training and seminars, we will help you develop your economic and policy competences. We will also encourage you to apply for the full Government Economic Service with our full support.

Economist roles fall within our Analyst category.