Research shows that men tend to apply for jobs when they meet around 60% of the criteria, while women and marginalised people tend to only apply when they check every criteria. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still apply.
We consider ourselves a small team, currently made up of 13 team members. We’re very proud of the organisation we have built and the culture we continue to nurture but we’re also still figuring out its own evolution and scale. We acknowledge that our ways of working and structure may not work for all so we wanted to share what it’s like to work here.
We work in a spirit of trust, reciprocity, flexibility, integrity and experimentation, and we aim to provide a collaborative and equitable working environment where every member of the team is set up to thrive. Our roles work fairly autonomously which means you will have the trust to make some decisions and will need to collaborate/ask questions when making decisions that affect others.
Our decision-making models are a work in progress. In the day-to-day, this means that you will need to be comfortable being agile, adaptive to change and generally embrace the unknown. In the beginning, we intentionally created a culture of co-creation and participatory decision-making, however as we grow, we’re experimenting with how this might change.
As a team we treat each other with kindness, we care for each other and we often laugh together.
We are a fully remote team, working and collaborating across several countries. We meet online at least three times a week and collaborate in small groups as needed throughout the day, using a mix of Zoom, Slack, Trello, Miro, collaborative documents, and other online tools. We also gather in person at least once a year.
Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) works with innovative cities, businesses, teachers, students, and community groups worldwide to turn the ideas of Doughnut Economics into irresistible practice.
We explore and demonstrate how to create economies that meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet, collaborate with others to bring about this transformational change, and so help to realise a regenerative and distributive future.
DEAL was founded as a Community Interest Company in July 2019, in response to the interest generated by Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist (Penguin Random House 2017). DEAL is funded by a range of foundations.
Over the past three years, practitioners in many fields internationally - including educators, community organisers, local and national governments, NGOs, and businesses - have started exploring ways to apply the concepts of Doughnut Economics in their work.
DEAL aims to create synergy out of these diverse initiatives and to make the new economy visible through building critical mass amongst pioneering innovators and early adopters of new economic ideas and action.
Get inspired, connect with others and become part of the movement. No matter how big or small your contribution is, you’re welcome to join!