Principal Director, Policy and Advocacy

The New Economics Foundation is recruiting someone to lead our work in public policy and advocacy.

NEF aims to be the most exciting progressive think and action tank in the United Kingdom. Our goal is to build the case for far-reaching economic change and to partner with other organisations seeking to build that change here and now. We believe in an economy that is truly just and sustainable – one that takes power out of the hands of unaccountable elites and enables individuals and their communities democratically to shape their own future.

This role is the third Principal Directorship. It is designed to oversee all of NEF’s vital partnerships in the world of public policy. The successful candidate will have responsibility for being a vital connector between public policy makers and NEF, for initiating large funded projects in this area and for developing a strong personal profile beyond NEF as a major thinker in the area of public policy. The Principal Director will be an overall strategic leader within NEF and will help to make NEF an invaluable part of the broader movement for a new economy in Britain and around the world.

The remuneration is £45k – £60k.

For further conversations, please contact Marc Stears (

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter along with your CV and the equal opportunities form in Word format to

Deadline is 9:00am on Monday 1 May 2017

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Just Treatment Organiser

Part time – two days per week – £30,000 pro rata. Fixed term contract to end of March 2018 (with possibility of extension)

Location: Preferably Bristol, but other locations including London will be considered

Just Treatment is a new campaign fighting to ensure everyone gets access to the medicines they need by demanding that the government takes action to secure fair prices and deliver reforms that will give us better new medicines. We believe the only way we can achieve these changes is by building a patient-led movement to challenge the power of the pharmaceutical industry.

We need an organiser to join our small team and help lead this work.

You will construct trusting relationships with people directly affected by the failings of the current medical R&D system and empower them to lead effective campaigns for change. You will be a skilled and experienced organiser with a passion for connecting with new people and identifying opportunities for impactful collaboration. You’ll need to work well to deadlines, be able to think strategically, and communicate complex issues with clarity to a variety of people. You’ll enjoy designing and managing projects and implementing a strategy to win change at a local and national level.

The closing date for the role is midnight, Sunday 14th May 2017.

Interviews will take place on Monday 22nd May in London.

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We are seeking three new trustees to join our Board.

We are looking for exceptional individuals with influence in the sector to best represent NEF publicly. You will have a track record as an inspirational leader, will bring a fresh perspective to the Board’s work, be prepared to challenge the status quo, and assist with the challenging task of securing funding for our ambitious agenda. We are looking for experience and expertise in one or more of the following: economic thinking and analysis, news and media, HR and organisational operations or policy formulation and government liaison.

We want a diverse board, with a broad representation of ages, background, perspective, gender and ethnicity.

This role is not remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be paid.

Trustees must be prepared to meet at NEF’s London offices at least once a quarter, and may be asked to join sub committees or ad hoc working groups as necessary.

Please contact Maureen Cole-Burns ( to arrange an informal discussion.

Deadline for applications is the 28th April 2017

Discussion and interviews by arrangement

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We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore The New Economics Foundation supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of Job Shares.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. But, as members of ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.