We’re recruiting:

Policy & Programme Lead

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 week
£37,003 - £40,994 per annum (full-time), depending on experience
Reports to
Head of Public Affairs & Influencing
Application Deadline

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9:00 am


ECU is seeking a Policy & Programme Lead to help drive forward our work accelerating the transition to a fair, sustainable and resilient economy. 

A self-starter, with a ‘can do’ mindset and a highly organised and collaborative approach, you will hold an undergraduate degree in economics or a subject with a major economics component, and have good knowledge of and a keen interest in economic and political debates and ‘new economy’ ideas. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to get up to speed quickly on new subject areas, strong interpersonal, written and communication skills, and some prior experience of working in a professional organisation.

Working closely with the Head of Public Affairs & Influencing, and staff in ECU’s movement partners, you will:

  • Help with political intelligence-gathering, media monitoring, and ongoing analysis of political and economic policy developments and debates.
  • Take responsibility for coordinating and driving forward one or more of ECU’s programmes, supporting programme strategy development, convening project team meetings and coordinating and driving forward project delivery.
  • Edit and help disseminate ECU's weekly newsletter of economic news and analysis and our New Economy Brief website.
  • Help to build and manage relationships with ECU influencing targets, including senior stakeholders in politics, policy-making, civil society and the media.

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 think you could succeed in the role but are 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.