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Job advert – City Plan Lead

We are recruiting a City Plan Lead to conduct research and analysis, develop policy insights and support the logistics of a City Plan and planning process. This work will be based around the groundbreaking ideas of Doughnut economics, the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) network and the recently formed Leeds Doughnut Coalition. 

This is part of our broader ‘City Movement Building’ work, as part of an exciting, city-wide project funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund, called Climate Action Leeds.

Job title: City Plan Lead

●    FTE / Hours per week: 0.2 FTE / 1 day / 7.4 hours per week
●    Salary: £33,375 gross per annum, pro rata, which includes all pension, employer and employee NI, PAYE and other contributions and deductions. 2% annual pay increment.
●    Contract type: Employed
●    Contract duration: 3.5 year period, until programme end date 30th September 2025. There will be a probationary period of six months, with reviews at three months and six months.
●    Holiday and sickness provision: 28 days holiday pro rata plus statutory sick pay
●    Job sharing: This post is not suitable for job sharing
●    Responsible to: Strategy Lead for City Movement Building 
●    Place of work: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is likely that there will be a period of significant home-working. Once established, the City Hub will be available as a space for team working.
●    Preferred start date: 1st April 2022

About Climate Action Leeds


We are living in a time of emergency. It is a time of unprecedented crises and challenges - but it is also a time of hope. Leeds has declared a climate emergency, and we are beginning to see changes - but not fast enough, not bold enough, not deep enough.

To address this, we need to organise, join forces and put forward a plan that works not only for the climate, but for people and communities. That’s why Our Future Leeds is looking to grow a team of people who are committed to tackling the climate emergency through big and bold community-led action with climate justice at its heart - people who can connect, support, guide and mobilise individuals and communities across the city.


Job overview


The successful candidate will lead on the development of a City Plan for Leeds that centrally foregrounds climate justice, and the climate, nature and social emergencies. They will conduct research and analysis, develop policy insights and provide overall logistical support of a City Plan and planning process. 

We are using the Doughnut Economics framework for this City Plan and have already established links with Kate Raworth and the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL). The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of this approach, build on work done to date, and will be expected to take forward this doughnut framework and the ongoing work of the newly formed Leeds Doughnut Coalition.

Key aspects of the role will include:

●    Ensuring the City Plan and the work of the programme builds on the best and most up-to-date scientific and community analysis and research
●    To learn from, and centrally incorporate, work coming from Doughnut Economics groups around the UK and beyond
●    To actively participate in, and support, the Leeds Doughnut Coalition group
●    Ensuring Climate Action Leeds community hubs and transition partners are supported to understand the city planning process, the doughnut approach, and how they can feed into and shape the plan
●    Working closely with the City Hub Lead to integrate the doughnut city planning process into the City Hub 
●    To take a lead on emerging and proposed research and City Plan projects, such as youth-led doughnuts. 
●    To support fundraising activities to build further capacity for this role and the wider Leeds Doughnut Coalition.
●    To report to, and engage with, the broader Our Future Leeds citizen network.

Duties and responsibilities

●    Logistics and coordination
●    Research, analysis and policy
●    General support and duties


How to apply


To apply for this role please download the Application Pack and download the Application Form and follow the instructions.


The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 17th February 2022.

Application Pack - City Plan Lead 

Application Form

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