Amanda Stevens

Senior Researcher

Amanda delivers fresh policy advice, research and analysis for partners, members and commissioners. She draws on previous experience in central and local government and consultancy, including roles at Greater Manchester Combined Authority, New Economy Manchester, North West Vision & Media (Regional Cluster Organisation for Creative & Digital Industries), NAVCA and as a Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University.


Amanda joined the organisation in September 2019. Here’s what she said when we asked her, ‘why did you choose CLES?’.

For me, CLES is an organisation that works hard to promote social justice, fairness and collaboration and that holds these principles at its core: I wanted to work here because I believe in and am inspired by CLES’ work and by its values.

Being part of the team at CLES gives me the chance to draw upon skills and experience that I previously developed in consultancy, local and central government, and the voluntary sector, and to use these to contribute to bringing about positive change.  It’s really exciting to have the opportunity to generate innovative policy and ideas, and then work to put those into practice to help make a real difference to people’s lives and to local communities.

Get in touch with Amanda Stevens via email or Twitter