CLES is recruiting!

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Associate Director and Researcher, Manchester
Associate Director £38,000 – £49,000 | Researcher £19,000 – £26,000 
Deadline: Wednesday 4th December 2019, 5.00pm

The national organisation for local economies CLES is the national organisation for local economies – developing progressive economics for people, planet and place. We work by thinking and doing, to achieve social justice and effective public services.

It is an exciting time to join the CLES team. Generally, it is a time of huge economic, social, democratic and environmental change and there is a new appetite to consider economic alternatives and to advance innovations in citizen focussed public services. CLES’ progressive stance and practical work, places us at the vanguard of articulating, advocating and advancing changes that truly benefits people and place.Associate DirectorWe work collectively as a team and in deep collaboration with partners. As Associate Director, you will identify and accelerate policy ideas and secure new business opportunities through developing networks and relationships with a range of organisations. You will play a key role in project managing and delivering work to a high standard as well as implementing a range of activities. In addition, you will help to produce policy outputs and will deliver bespoke training and membership support.
 Researcher You will have a degree in a relevant social science discipline; knowledge of and interest in contemporary policy around local economic development; and ideally some experience of working/interning in an environment which undertakes research or policy formulation. You will play a key role in producing publications and in delivering activities as part of our research, consultancy and advisory commissions. This will likely include primary and secondary research, data analysis and interpretation, organising events, and contributing towards drafting bids. 
CLES is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in policy making and we are committed to doing what we can to correct this.  How to applyTo apply please submit a CV, a cover letter and a completed equal opportunities form to [email protected].

Download the relevant Job Description and Person Specification from the CLES website.

As part of our equality, diversity and inclusion policy, we are committed to name blind recruitment. To enable us to do this, please send your documents as word files rather than PDF. 

The closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th December 2019, 5.00pm.
Interviews will be held on: Monday 9th or Wednesday 11th December 2019.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post, please contact Stuart Macdonald, Director of Operations on 0161 832 7871.

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