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Roles and responsibilities

As a Consultant at CEPA you will:

  • actively contribute to CEPA’s consultancy projects for our wide range of clients by leading core areas of analysis and managing workstreams within projects;
  • use a range of economic and financial analysis skills to provide advice that helps shape our clients’ business and policy decisions;
  • work in project teams reporting to your project manager(s) for your ongoing project(s) as well as advising and helping to develop more junior colleagues;
  • support new business development, including through leading key aspects of bid documents;
  • develop and acquire new skills by participating in internal and external training and educational opportunities; and
  • contribute to more general practice management and company improvements.

Most of your day-to-day work will be conducted in our London office, however you may be required, at times, to travel and work at clients’ sites (in the UK and internationally).


We look for exceptional people with a desire to contribute to the development of meaningful, evidence-based policy. While candidates should have relevant work experience and a strong academic understanding of economics to be considered, we value diversity. Our employees come from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, which helps us to 'think outside the box' when helping clients to solve problems and provide robust policy advice.

It is expected that the candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • three to six years of relevant experience, gained in consulting, financial advisory, industry, international institutions, government or at a regulator;
  • strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • the ability to deliver high-quality deliverables for clients, including reports, presentations and quantative models;
  • individuals with the ability to communicate complex issues to clients in clear and concise language;
  • strong interpersonal skills with a professional and service-oriented attitude;
  • excellent written skills, being able to communicate with impact; and
  • the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, supporting the development of more junior staff.

Although not essential, it is desirable for candidates to have the following skills:

  • a postgraduate degree in economics, finance or other relevant disciplines;
  • experience in designing and building quantitative models and applying econometric analysis;
  • an ability to develop existing and establish new business opportunities;
  • experience in building effective networks across business areas; and
  • a successful track record of delivering complex projects/ and or programmes in the fields CEPA work in.

Application process

Applicants should send their application by email to Applications will close when positions are filled, so we encourage candidates to apply as early as possibe.

Your application should include a full CV and covering letter. Please provide confirmation of your ongoing legal right to work in the UK and absence of a criminal record. 

If successful in the first phase of the application, candidates will be asked to conduct an initial remote assessment. There will then be an assessment centre at the CEPA offices in London before a decision is made.


CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package for its staff. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

  • health, life and (business and personal) travel insurance
  • discounted gym membership
  • eye care vouchers
  • a 5% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days paid holiday per year plus 8 UK bank holidays
  • a corporate cycle scheme
  • flexible working arrangements
  • an employee mentoring scheme
  • a long term incentive scheme


CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to candidates shortlisted for consideration. Candidates who have not received a response to their application within 15 working days should assume that it has not been successful.