Positive Money are hiring: Chief Economist

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We are looking for Chief Economist who will work with the Positive Money team to develop and implement our research strategy. This will include researching how the current monetary system contributes to economic, social, and environmental problems, and researching Sovereign Money and developing Sovereign Money proposals.

Positive Money aims to become globally-recognised thought-leaders on monetary policy and central banking and we want our research to have significant political impact.

The role will involve engaging with economists (including academics, professionals and policymakers), encouraging them to engage in the debate around monetary reform and maintain relationships with them. The chief economist will ensure the research team supports the influencing and supporter network teams by providing them with technical expertise, and ensuring the accuracy of our public communications. The chief economist will work with the team to identify how to broaden Positive Money’s analysis of the dysfunctional money and banking system, and the role of central banking.

  • Type of position: The role is for an initial fixed term of 1 year with a 6-month probationary period.
  • Location: London
  • Reporting to: Executive Director
  • Salary: Depending on experience £32,000 – 40,000  pro rata + 8% pension contribution
  • We especially encourage  people from BAME backgrounds to apply

About Positive Money
Positive Money is a fast-growing organisation that combines the activities of a think-tank, pressure group, and international movement. Our mission is to restore democratic control and transparency over the creation of money. Current monetary policy and the money system cause a wide range of economic, social and environmental problems; most notably house price bubbles, high levels of debt, and rising inequality. Our vision is a fair, democratic, and sustainable money system.

About you:

You’ll have a strong economics background, ideally with a focus on the monetary system (this could be from academia, policy, or the financial sector). Ideally you would have published work demonstrating research and writing ability. You are a clear, creative thinker with developed influencing skills, who can build relationships with and influence key players across academia, private and public sectors. You have experience in public speaking, and would be comfortable explaining complex economic concepts to a range of audiences. You are able to work in an open-minded way, understanding the complexity of the money and finance system, being open to criticisms of Positive Money’s research. You are able to help the organisation evolve and build on criticisms.

Read the full job description here


Please send a CV (max 2 pages, including links to any published work) & cover letter (max 2 pages) answering the questions below to recruitment@positivemoney.org

  • Why do you want this role?
  • What skills and experience do you have that make you suitable to apply for this role?
  • How does this job fit with your career aspirations?

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2017

Interview dates: ​ 2nd and 3rd March 2017


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