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Advocacy and campaigns officer


NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. Further details follow the jobs listed below.


NEF are looking for a talented Advocacy and Campaigns Officer to lead our advocacy work on fiscal reform in Europe and a Green New Deal in the UK. The majority of this role will focus on policy impact in the EU, both at the level of the commission and member states. In particular, this will involve implementing an advocacy plan and supporting the coordination of a coalition of campaign organisations, think tanks and trade unions focused on changing fiscal rules in Europe. In the UK, the post will be responsible for delivering an advocacy strategy with our campaigns team in the run-up to the general election campaign for key NEF policy proposals that underpin a Green New Deal such as tax reform, home insulation, aviation policy and a living income.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from and work with a variety of experts in fiscal policy, across government, academia and civil society including grassroots movements. You will be passionate about NEF’s commitment to delivering advocacy and policy reform that helps build progressive movements and make change happen on the ground, as well as at a national and EU policy level.

Advocacy and Campaigns Officer

Full time

Salary: £35,833 — £37,167

You will work with colleagues to achieve political and policy impact on fiscal rules and the Green New Deal by working with coalition partners and NEF research staff to implement a high quality advocacy strategy. You will work on a diverse set of relevant and critical themes like preventing austerity and delivering higher levels of green public investment – all aimed at highlighting how fiscal reform is fundamental to achieving the new economy’ goals of a green and socially just transition.

You will bring advocacy skills and a proven ability to manage a varied workload while working both independently and as part of a team. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex ideas clearly and for a number of different types of audience. You will have a good understanding of European policy decision-making processes and a desire to learn those of the UK.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022, midnight

Interviews: 13 June 2022

Start date: ASAP

Location: Flexible. We encourage applicants from outside of London and the South East but require 2 days a week in our London office.

To apply, please send your application form and equality and diversity monitoring form in Word format to recruitment@​neweconomics.​org 


Disability confident employerHappy to talk flexible working

NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

We are also aware that many highly capable prospective candidates nonetheless rule themselves out of work in research and policy because they underestimate their own ability to do the role. With this in mind, we strongly encourage applications from anyone who is prepared to learn and grow on the job and would like to stress that past experience of working in think tanks is not required.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We make use of positive action to select between candidates of equal merit as a way to address under-representation in our workforce.

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore NEF supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of job shares.