May 102016

Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee

Recruiter: Home Office
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 09 May 2016
Closes: 31 May 2016
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

Time commitment: Two days per week

Do you want to play a leading role in advising the Government on a range of migration policy related issues?

As Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) you will oversee the operation and output of the Committee that provides transparent and independent advice to the Government to inform policy and strategy on migration issues. In addition, your role will be to ensure that the MAC’s decisions are based on the best possible evidence and analysis.

The MAC delivers independent, high quality evidence-based, economics focused reports on a range of migration issues, including:

  • the impacts of migration;
  • the limits on migration under the Points Based System; and
  • skills shortages within occupations.

The Chair sets the strategic direction for the Committee and has overall responsibility for its work. There is a high level of interest in migration and speaking on behalf of the MAC to the press and being interviewed by journalists and broadcast media is also a key element of the role. As are the  competence, authority and interpersonal skills to secure and retain the confidence of the Home Secretary, other Government Ministers and a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

We are seeking candidates who possess expertise in the field of labour or migration economics, or any other relevant social science discipline. You should also have or be able to demonstrate leadership skills, and be able to analyse complex data and provide workable recommendations. As such, strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.

This appointment will be for a minimum period of three years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 31 May 2016.


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