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Chair, New Economics Foundation

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.

The role

  • To provide leadership to the Board of the New Economics Foundation (NEF), supporting trustees to effectively govern and set the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • To work with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to optimise the delivery of the charity’s strategy, capitalising on the wide range of experience across our trustees, staff and fellows.
  • To embrace our values and behaviours, and act as an advocate for NEF’s cause, our approach to change and our policy solutions.

The person

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.

Time commitment

  • 1-2 days per month
  • The board meets four times a year and holds its meetings in London. The board also has a number of subcommittees, which meet regularly.
  • The Chair and trustees serve a maximum of two terms of three years.

Timetable

  • Deadline for applications: midday, Mon 8 July 2019
  • Exploratory interviews: Wed 31 July 2019
  • Final interviews: August 2019

How to apply

To apply, please provide the following by email to recruitment@neweconomics.org

  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role description and person specification.

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 krisztina.hay@neweconomics.org to arrange a conversation with one of our trustees.


Disability confident employer
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.