CLES is recruiting

£22,000 – £30,000/£30,000 – 39,000 (dependent on experience) full time

The national organisation for local economies

Established in 1986, CLES is the UK’s leading, independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place. Our aim is to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere. It is an exciting time to join the CLES team. Generally, it is a time of huge economic, social, democratic and environmental change and there is a new appetite to consider economic alternatives and to advance innovations in citizen focussed public services. CLES’ progressive stance and practical work, places us at the vanguard of articulating, advocating and advancing changes that truly benefits people and place.

Analyst/Senior Analyst

You will have a degree in a relevant social science discipline; knowledge of and interest in contemporary policy around local economic development; and ideally some experience of working in an environment which undertakes research or policy formulation. You will play a key role in analysing and visualising data, producing publications and in delivering activities as part of our research, consultancy and advisory commissions.

As a Senior Analyst you will also be responsible for managing projects, and to assist in winning work.

CLES actively welcomes applications from all sections of society. Our aim is that we are truly inclusive and we are committed to a culture where diversity is celebrated.

How to apply

Please forward your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities monitoring form to For an informal and confidential discussion about the post, please contact Stuart MacDonald.

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The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 8th January 2021

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th January 2021, virtually

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