Helen’s role is to communicate CLES’ pioneering work to the outside world. Alongside developing external relationships and strategic communications for CLES and key partners, Helen manages CLES’ digital platforms, press and publications, design and brand. She is covering Amy Clancy’s maternity leave until May 2020.
Helen joined the organisation in May 2019. Here’s what she said when we asked her, ‘Why did you choose CLES?’.
‘I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’ve been following CLES for some time – hoping that a post like this would become available. I agree that a movement towards progressive economics and a rethinking of the importance of local economies in addressing global problems is long overdue. I am extremely excited to be working for an organisation which is challenging economic and social norms whilst remaining rooted in practice. My personal and academic interests lie the role that third places play in supporting (or undermining) social justice and democracy – something that is coming more to the forefront of policy makers and citizens minds as we begin to recognise the depth of the divisions in our society.’