Date Added: 6 August 2019
: 20 August 2019
Job Title: Economist
Working For: Progressive Economy Forum
The Progressive Economy Forum is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. We acknowledge that certain groups of people are underrepresented in research and policy making, and so we are particularly keen to receive applications from: women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people and people from working-class backgrounds.
About the Progressive Economy Forum
The Progressive Economy Forum (PEF) brings together a Council of eminent economists and academics to develop a new macroeconomic programme for the UK.
PEF seeks to (a) advance macroeconomic policies that address the modern challenges of environmental breakdown, economic insecurity, social and economic inequalities, and technological change; and (b) to encourage the implementation of these policies by working with progressive policymakers and improving public understanding of economics.
To these ends, we publish research and policy proposals; run a variety of events, from policy workshops to public lectures; and manage a blog featuring authoritative analysis from our Council members and other progressive economists. The PEF Council meet once a month to discuss economic policy developments and strategy.
About the role
PEF is looking to recruit an Economist to contribute to and strategically coordinate its research output. The role would suit someone with an excellent knowledge of debates in economic thought and policy; a strategic awareness of how economic policy issues relate to broader political debates and media narratives; the ability to effectively communicate political economic ideas to a variety of audiences; and a passion for changing the way our economy is run.
We are a young organisation with a small staff, and the post holder would form an integral part of our team, reporting directly to PEF’s founder and Chair, Patrick Allen. We are looking for someone who can work proactively and contribute to helping develop the culture and structures of our organisation as it grows. This is a full-time position, but we are open to considering part-time working arrangements.
A full job description and person specification can be found on our website.
Closing Date: 20 August 2019
Applications will close at midday on the closing date. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on the week commencing 26th August. We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates will be sent a link to an equality and diversity monitoring once they have submitted their application. Completion of this form is optional. Any information provided will be anonymised – and so will play no role in the selection process – and will be exclusively used for monitoring purposes as part of our commitment to equal opportunities.