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Organiser (maternity cover)

The New Economics Foundation is recruiting for the position of Organiser (maternity cover) on a fixed term contract of 1 year, with a possibility to extend.

The Foundation 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 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. Our work brings insights from the best, most original and widely respected subject-based research into direct contact with the campaigns, movements and other actors who are trying to build a new economy that works for people and the environment.

We’re looking for someone who wants to organise powerful alliances for change on the biggest social and economic issues of our time.

You will work closely with people and communities confronting the reality of our economy in their daily lives on issues including insecure work, housing, and the environment. Your job will be to build trusting relationships with them to develop their power to make change, helping to further establish NEF’s reputation and profile as a movement-led think tank. You will work with organisers, researchers, economists and partner organisations to help embed NEF’s strategy of putting people in control.

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, be capable of working on several projects at once, and communicate NEF’s mission with clarity to a variety of audiences. You’ll enjoy designing and managing projects and implementing a strategy to win change at a local and national level – quick on your feet and naturally able to bring people with you. You will be practised in community and political organising methods and techniques, and you’ll be keen to continue to learn and develop your organising theory and practice. This role reports to the Director for Organising and Movement Building.

If you are interested in joining us and believe you can help us to organise in communities for social and economic change we want to hear from you. We recognise that you may have experience of organising from paid or unpaid work and we are interested in your application either way.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Stefan Baskerville, Principal Director for Organising and Movement Building on 0207 820 6300 or stefan.baskerville@neweconomics.org.

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and send them in Word format to recruitment@neweconomics.org

The closing date to apply for the role is 9am, Wednesday 24th April 2019.

Interviews will take place at NEF on Wednesday 8th May 2019. Please make sure you are available on this date.

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Happy to talk flexible working

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.