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.


Senior Consultant at NEF Consulting

£41k- £47k per annum depending on experience

Permanent, full time, London (flexible working will be considered)

Founded in 2008 as the consultancy arm of New Economics Foundation, NEF Consulting helps organisations in the transition to a new economy.

You will play a critical role in shaping the evolution of the consultancy, taking it into new sectors, guiding team members, and developing and winning new business.

You will have at least three years’ experience of senior client facing research or consultancy, preferably involving management of large projects and business development including contributing to proposal writing for competitive tenders. We expect excellent organisational and client management skills, and the creativity to design and deliver high quality socio-economic consultancy and research.

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Analyst at NEF Consulting

£27k- £31k per annum depending on experience

Permanent, full time, London (flexible working will be considered)

Founded in 2008 as the consultancy arm of New Economics Foundation, NEF Consulting helps organisations in the transition to a new economy.

You are likely to be a recent graduate. Your responsibilities will include gathering and analysing data (quantitative and qualitative), research relevant to client projects, drafting reports and presentations, supporting delivery of client workshops, project administration and supporting tenders to win new work.

Minimum requirements for the role include an undergraduate degree in a social science, economics, research methods or sustainability-related discipline. You will be proficient in advanced features of Microsoft Excel, and experienced in conducting and analysing quantitative, qualitative and secondary research. You will have communicated research findings to non-technical audiences and facilitated group discussions.

A candidate with some consulting or other professional experience will be preferred.

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Deadline for applications: 12 Noon 8th November 2019

Interviews: November 21st and 22nd 2019 - there will be in-office exercise.

Expected start date: January 2020


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.