We're Hiring! We're Looking for a Government & Policy Lead [CLOSED]

Lead DEAL’s engagement with national governments, policymakers, and international institutions.

Applications for this role are now closed - thank you for your interest!

We have now contacted the shortlisted candidates. Thank you for applying, it was a difficult decision to make amongst a very strong field of applicants. Due to the high number of applications, we're unable to provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates.

Are you ready to lead DEAL’s work in Government & Policy to turn the ideas of Doughnut Economics into transformative practice?

If yes, we’d love to hear from you!

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.

In this newly created role, you will be leading DEAL’s engagement with national governments, policymakers, and international institutions that are interested in exploring the implications of Doughnut Economics in their own context.

This is a remote-working role and it can be 28 or 35 hours per week. The annual salary is £53,000 (pro rata). We welcome applications from outside the UK as part of our commitment to building a diverse team. At the same time, we are still building our capacity to work as an international team and so we are offering this as a remote-working role based within -3/+3 hours of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). As we learn and evolve as a team, our intention is to expand this range further globally for future recruitments.

How to Apply

Please Note: Applications for this role are now closed - thank you for your interest!

There are 4 components to the application process:

  1. Application Google form
  2. Video submission
  3. CV
  4. Equality and Diversity form (optional)

We acknowledge that many social groups and identities are under-represented in our team and we’re committed to changing this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and people from other marginalised groups.

Our recruitment approach aims to make the opportunity as accessible as possible and ensure a diverse range of people are able to demonstrate their potential. We know that there is more that we can do to make this recruitment process more accessible, particularly if you have experienced exclusion, disadvantage or discrimination, or if you have specific accessibility needs. We would be happy to provide any further support that you may require - please get in touch so that we can work together to provide that.

Job sharing: We are accepting applications from pairs of people who would like to apply for a job share. Each of you will have to complete your own application form. There is a place on the application form to name the other person you are applying with.

The deadline for receipt of your application is 23:00 BST, Sunday 1st October. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to do an interview on the 24th or 25th October. You will be asked to prepare an exercise to present during the interview.

Successful candidates will be asked to do a second interview on the 1st or 2nd November.

All interviews will take place via Zoom.


Do I need to live in the UK to apply? 

Nope! We welcome applications from anyone who is based within -3/+3 hours of Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) as per the following map:

Map visual courtesy of dayspedia.com/time-zone-map/

When will I hear back from you? 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 20th October.

When do I need to apply by?
Applications must be received by 11pm (UK time) on Sunday, 1st October.  NB we will not be able to accept late applications

Can I have a conversation with you before applying?
No. To ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process, all applicants are provided with the same information.

Can you tell me if I’m a good fit for the role I want to apply for?
We are not able to advise on whether you would be a good fit for a specific role before you apply. We encourage you to look at the job description and assess yourself against the set of requirements listed.

Although I am not qualified to apply now, what advice do you have moving forward for positioning myself for a role like this?
There's a growing number of organisations working with Doughnut Economics - which you can browse at https://doughnuteconomics.org/organisations - through which you might be able to find inspiration or work experience.

You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter - we often share what other Doughnut groups around the world are doing and you might be able to reach out to them for more information.

How often do you get together in person?
The whole team gets together for 1-2 in-person gatherings every year. We also encourage individuals to self-organise and get together when they can throughout the year. This might include working together for a day at a workspace, meeting for a 1-1 etc.

What other benefits do you offer?

Holidays:  30 days per year, plus UK bank holidays. In addition to this, we also usually shut down operations between 24th December to 2nd January inclusive. 

Sick pay: 10 days full pay, plus 2 days per year worked to a maximum of 20 days; Following this, statutory pay.

Pension: DEAL will make a 3% contribution to complement the 5-15% employee contribution.

Equipment budget: We provide necessary equipment to staff to perform their roles in a healthy & effective way, up to a maximum of £2,000, pro-rata should you leave within 2 years.

Maternity leave:  Inclusive of Statutory Maternity Benefits, Shared Parental Pay, and Statutory Paternity Pay:

  • Maternity/Adoptions: 6 weeks @ 90% of pay + DEAL top up of 20 additional weeks @ 50% of pay

I’m having technical difficulties uploading my video/CV

Please contact us by emailing recruitment@doughnuteconomics.org.

Can DEAL sponsor me as a non-UK resident? 

Unfortunately DEAL is unable to sponsor individuals at this time.




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