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.
Make the economy work for everyone
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an established, well-respected national charity, working to transform the economy for people and the planet. Our twin track approach seeks to ignite action locally, whilst fighting for change at the top. To do this, we research, develop and campaign on radical policy solutions, as well as support local places deliver new economics in practice. NEF is a leading player in an exciting movement to create a fairer economy which respects environmental limits.
For more information see the short video and our six stepping stones for An Economy for the People, by the People
on our home page.
We are seeking an experienced chair who shares our vision and has a proven ability in strong leadership and organisational governance. Someone who will work collegiately with our trustees and in partnership with our CEO, ensuring strong accountability to the board as a whole.
You will have experience developing effective strategies for systemic change across the political, public, private and voluntary sectors at both the local and national level.
You will also know how to operate within established power structures and influential networks in order to effectively communicate NEF’s approach and proposals for a new, sustainable economy.
NEF is keen for candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
For more information on the role of the Chair and the type of person we are looking for, please download the role description and person specification.
How to apply
To apply, please provide the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Like most not-for-profit board roles this position is unremunerated.
If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact email@example.com to arrange a conversation with one of our trustees.
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.
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 or have done so 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.