Body: Migration Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Communities, Education, Health and Social Care, International
Location: National (meetings are usually held in Central London, however video conferencing is available to those based outside the UK).
Skills required: Accountancy, Business / Commercial, Change Management, International Experience, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £275 per day
Time Requirements: Two days a month (24 days a year)


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

An announcement is expected in February following Security Checks.

Date: 28/02/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Philippa Rouse Added 19/06/2017

    Panel Chair

    Director, Immigration and Border Policy • Departmental Official

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  • Professor Alan Manning Added 19/06/2017

    MAC Chair • Other Panel Member

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  • Vanna Aldin Added 19/06/2017

    Head of Analytics and Chief Economist, Food Standards Agency • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is a non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body established and funded by the Home Office.

The MAC provides advice to the government on a range of migration policy related issues. To date this has included impacts of migration, annual limits on, and the design of, Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system and transitional labour market access for nationals of new EU member states. The MAC’s advice also informs the compilation of the shortage occupation list for Tier 2.

The MAC’s core statement of purpose is:

  • to deliver high quality evidence-based, economics focused, reports and policy advice on behalf of the MAC in accordance with the work plan set by the Government; and
  • to help ensure that Government policy and strategy in relation to migration and employment is based on the best possible evidence and analysis.

Since its establishment in 2007 the MAC has played a leading role in ensuring that the case for migration into the UK is balanced alongside the needs of both the economy and society. The Committee has produced numerous reports since 2008, many of them of considerable length and complexity.

The full set of MAC reports is available on its website here

The MAC’s terms of reference are included in the Home Office Framework Document for the MAC, which is publicly available on the Committee’s website here.

Person Specification

Your application should provide examples of your experience in meeting the appointment criteria listed below.

These will be the key criteria for selection.


  • World class expertise in economics, preferably labour markets.
  • Strong Quantitative analytical skills.
  • Excellent written skills – including experience of producing evidence-based reports.
  • Able to build effective working relationships with a wide range of groups.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


  • Knowledge of non-UK migration data and policies.
  • Experience of working in or with business.

Additional Information

The post holder can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs necessarily incurred during the course of their duties at rates set centrally.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain security clearance to level Counter Terrorist Check prior to taking up post.

How to Apply

If you have any queries about any aspect of this role, or merely wish to have an informal discussion, then please contact Stephen Earl, Head of Policy, MAC secretariat on 0207 035 8163.

If your query relates to the public appointments process then please contact Will Nixon in the Public Appointments Team in the first instance on 0207 035 5987.

Completed applications should be emailed to publicappointments@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

If you cannot apply online, completed applications should be sent to:

Will Nixon

Home Office Public Appointments Team

Ground Floor

Seacole Building

London SW1P 4DF


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