Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the Chief Executive role at the New Economics Foundation.

We are looking for an exceptional leader that can work equally well with funders, staff and the Board. Inspiring and motivating those around them, maintaining and building relationships whilst working collaboratively with our wide range of stakeholders. The organisation is emerging from an intense period of transformation on a strong financial footing and is therefore well placed to deliver against its strategy.

The CEO will work seamlessly with the Board to progress and develop the vision and strategy and will then be responsible for first class delivery. If successful, you will be leading a newly formed senior management team at an important time. The organisation is proud of its 30-year history leading practical work with partners and cutting edge thinking on new economics and we are now working to ensure that it remains relevant for the next 30 years.

The CEO will be leading an organisation:

  • that works in partnership with real agents of change, locally, nationally and internationally, from trade unions and community campaign groups to public officials and international organisations;
  • where staff build an international reputation for leading thinking on sustainable development informed by our practical work;
  • that is at the centre of public argument and debate, from press and broadcast, to digital campaigns and people’s front rooms; and
  • that is seen to tackle the issues that matter now - from strengthening local economies in the face of climate change or the housing crisis, to developing parent led childcare or to building a more participatory public realm, ensuring that NEF remains relevant in the ever-changing political environment, balancing financial sustainability with delivering maximum impact are all vital elements.

Thank you for your interest in NEF. This is a really exciting brief at a really exciting time.

I look forward to hearing from you

With best wishes

Tess Gill

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