Office Coordinator & CEO Diary Manager

Full time
£23,100 – £24,267 per annum

The New Economics Foundation is the UK’s only people-powered think tank, working to build a new economy where people really take control. We’re looking for someone to join our operations team and contribute to making the New Economics Foundation a great place to work.

We’re looking for someone who’s friendly, confident and professional to join the team.  You’ll be the first point of contact for visitors to our office and help us with maintaining all aspects of the office environment and take the lead in organising team meetings and activities.  You’ll manage our Chief Executive’s diary, which will give a great insight into what goes on here and require strong attention to detail.  You’ll be part of a small, friendly team and report to the Head of Operations.

It’s important that your English (spoken and written) is of a good standard and ideally you’ll share our values.  There’s always a lot going on here, so we’re looking for someone who enjoys variety and is well-organised.  You need to be flexible, practical and willing to help out as needed.

Deadline for applications: midday, 4th June 2018
Interviews: 11th June 2018
Start date: 16th July 2018

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all person 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, we would encourage applicants from members of these group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


The New Economics Foundation is a charity which 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 develop policy and practical solutions to drive this change. 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.

We are seeking a new trustee to join our board and take on the role of Deputy Chair to assist the Chair, as well as playing a full role as a trustee. Please note that there is no expectation that the Deputy Chair should necessarily become Chair in the future.

We are seeking an exceptional individual who is interested in our work and able to represent NEF publicly. You will have a strong track record in leadership, bring a fresh perspective to the Board’s work, be prepared to challenge the status quo, and assist with the task of securing funding for our ambitious agenda. We are looking for someone with board experience or who has held a senior position, preferably in a charity.  An understanding of organisational development, human resources or employee relations would be an advantage.

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

Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • drive the strategic direction of the organisation
  • raise NEF’s profile whilst safeguarding its values and good name
  • work with fellow trustees and the chief executive to inspire performance
  • ensure that NEF complies with all relevant charity legislation and is financially sustainable

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.

If you share our vision to transform the economy so it works for people and the planet then you could be the person we need.

Please contact Jonathan Bell ( to arrange an informal discussion.

Please send your CV and Cover letter to

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018.  Discussion and interviews by arrangement.


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.

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