Last week HMT launched the recruitment campaign to find Professor Sir Charlie Bean’s successor as the economic expert on the Budget Responsibility Committee.

The Budget Responsibility Committee (BRC) takes collective responsibility for the analysis and judgements that underpin the work of the office and consists of three executive members. Executive members are appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer following consultation with the Chair of the OBR and the consent of the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons. Appointments are for 5 years and no member can serve more than two terms.

As planned, Professor Sir Charles Bean will be stepping down from the BRC in January 2022, after five years in post. We are seeking a successor with world-class expertise in macro- and micro-economic analysis, who can contribute directly to the committee’s work and provide intellectual leadership to the OBR’s staff economists. This is a high profile and influential role, requiring good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Candidates must command broad respect for their independence of thought, objectivity, and integrity in dealing with issues of political sensitivity.

Apply by 31 August