Change Designer

Location: 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN

Salary: £31,147 - £34,678 inclusive of London Weighting allowance (per annum pro rata)


About Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems.

About the team

This post sits within the Create function. The aim of the team is to design and deliver transformational change projects, working one on one with Forum’s network of partners, as well as in collaborative coalitions. We aim to create system change in areas we see as critical to sustainability, such as food and energy. We are a 40+ person team, spread across London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai. You can read more about our work here

Your role

Your role will focus on accelerating sustainability impact through designing and implementing ambitious system change projects across Forum’s Challenge Labs: thematic areas of work including 1.5 Degrees, Value Chains and Livelihoods, and Sustainable Nutrition. You will join the a 40+ person delivery team across London, New York, Mumbai and Singapore, focused on working with Forum’s external partners and multi-stakeholder coalitions to deliver transformational change. 

The post holder will: 

  • Assist in the design, delivery and management of Forum’s flagship projects, which aim to deliver systemic change
  • Work closely and nurture high-level relationships with Forum’s network of partner organisations and other key stakeholders  
  • Help to develop and fundraise for new projects that can deliver transformational outcomes across Forum’s programmes of work
  • Support the development of content expertise in sustainability across Forum’s programmes of work 

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is passionate about sustainability and preferably also knowledgeable about one of our key thematic areas (energy and climate, food sustainability, supply chain sustainability and/or livelihoods issues, circularity)
  • Is adaptive and resilient in the face of complexity and uncertainty
  • Can juggle working across a number of different projects and teams
  • Is effective at highly distributed and networked ways of working, and adept at using digital platforms
  • Is familiar with processes and methodologies commonly used in applied systems change - which might include system mapping, design thinking, strategic futures methodologies social innovation, collaboration, transition theory, etc.
  • Enjoys working with a diverse set of people across different geographies
  • Able to maintain strong stakeholder relationships and networks
  • Has a curious and analytical mind, naturally making connections and understanding how things fit into the bigger picture
  • Has good project management skills
  • Is a strong researcher and analyst. 

Together we can reinvent the way the world works. 

Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

In your covering letter, you should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without covering letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your covering letter should be no longer than two A4 pages. Please clearly indicate your availability for interviews in your supporting statement.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or covering letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the covering letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. It means your name and contact details can’t be seen by our recruiting team when they screen your application. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Candidates must hold an appropriate passport or permit to work in the UK.

Closing date: 23:59, 14th April 2019

Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.