We are looking for an Economist who will contribute to an ambitious research agenda which has a significant impact on economic policymaking. With support from the rest of the team, the economist will take responsibility for specific research projects, and work to develop and implement the research strategy.
This will include researching how the current money and banking system contributes to economic, social, and environmental problems, and researching Sovereign Money and developing Sovereign Money proposals. The 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.
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.
- 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 £26,000 – 34,000 pro rata + 8% pension contribution
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.
You’ll have a strong economics / research background. 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 and the 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’s thinking evolve and build on criticisms.
Please send a CV (max 2 pages, including links to any published work) & cover letter (max 2 pages) answering the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.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: 2pm Monday 15th May 2017
Interview dates: 22nd and 23rd May 2017
Positive Money is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity but, as women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic people are currently under-represented within the Positive Money network, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.