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NewsCLES is recruiting!

13th October 2016

Associate Director, Manchester, £33k – £45k

NewsBringing community wealth to Birmingham

28th September 2016

Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, CLES will be undertaking work in Birmingham over the next 18 months exploring how the power of anchor institutions based in the City can be harnessed for maximum local economic and social benefit.

NewsWhat is a good city economy?

28th September 2016

A new report reveals the cities at the forefront of a new movement to build neighbourhood wealth and prosperity. The report is a joint project between New Start magazine, Centre for Local Economic Strategies and New Economics Foundation.

NewsForging a good local Society

27th July 2016

For too long, we have either turned a blind eye to poverty and disadvantage or hoped that a general rising tide of economic wealth would trickle down. In our new publication “Forging a good local society: Tackling poverty through a local economic reset” for Webb Memorial Trust, we set out what we could do to tackle poverty and inequality and make an economy for all.

NewsThe Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), is seeking a new Chair for its board of Directors/Trustees.

27th July 2016

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to Chair the UK’s leading member and research organisation dedicated to local economic development. Celebrating 30 years anniversary and with a new business plan in place, CLES aims to maintain and develop its status as the go to Centre for progressive ideas – showing how we can build more socially just and inclusive local economies. In this work the Chair will work with fellow board members and with the staff team.

Press releaseWe need a real deal on devolution- new joint SPERI and CLES report

21st July 2016

Devolution is not without significant risks and challenges. A new joint paper ‘The Real Deal: Pushing the parameters of devolution deals’ from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) explores the restrictions in the current devolution agenda, and presents ideas for a new settlement to make devolution a force for progressive change.

NewsCLES is recruiting a new Board Trustee

19th July 2016

Additional members with different skills and experience need to be brought onto the CLES Board of Trustees to help meet our objectives.

NewsCLES is recruiting- External affairs manager

18th July 2016

It will be your job to ensure that our policy and research findings are communicated in an inspiring, suitable and dynamic manner, and that a diverse audience hear what we have to say. The role is broad and varied!

NewsWant to develop your community?

18th July 2016

If you belong to a community that wants to work towards seeing real economic change in your area, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Community Economic Development programme is relaunching. The programme is looking to support 20 groups that want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of their community.

NewsCLES continues to advance a good local economy across Europe

31st May 2016

The CLES Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Jackson will continue to undertake work across Europe for the next two years as part of the URBACT III funded Procure network.

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