We’re recruiting:

Head of Public Affairs & Influencing

London, with the potential for some remote working The ECU team are currently working remotely as a result of Covid-19 restrictions
Contract Type
Either 5 days / 37.5 hours per week, or 4 days / 30 hours per week
£49,188 - £56,408 per annum (full-time), depending on experience
Reports to
Application Deadline

Thursday, August 12, 2021

9:00 am


ECU is seeking a highly strategic, dynamic, experienced and effective political operator to lead our policy, public affairs and influencing programmes aimed at accelerating the transition to a fair, sustainable and resilient economy. 

You will have a deep commitment to ECU’s vision and purpose, a sophisticated understanding of politics and how political change occurs, a track record of successful political influencing, significant experience in dealing with complex policy issues, and demonstrable skill and passion for leading and motivating others.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Head of Movement-Building, and senior staff in ECU’s movement partners, you will:

  • Provide ongoing analysis of the current UK (and wider international) political context and identify opportunities to influence relevant policy, practice and debate;
  • Identify and build relationships with potential allies and supporters across a range of sectors including politics, business, trade unions, the media, and civil society;
  • Lead on design and delivery of comprehensive programme strategies combining policy development, advocacy, communications and campaigning to achieve our goals.

This is a really exciting time to join a relatively new organisation occupying a key role in the new economy movement as we set up our team and embark on a new strategy. This is a new role, and we are open to discussion about what the best job title should be.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, and are keen to particularly encourage applications from the following groups of people who are underrepresented in our sector: women, black people and people of colour, and people from a working class background. If you are interested in the role but unsure whether you meet the role requirements please get in touch for an informal chat.

Please see the recruitment pack for contact details and further information on how to apply.