We offer an exciting new role to develop the foundational economy in disadvantaged communities in the south Wales valleys.

About Us:

The Bevan Foundation is Wales’ most innovative and influential think tank.  We develop solutions to poverty and inequality and inspire action.

We believe Wales should be a nation of equality, justice and prosperity, a nation where everyone has a decent standard of living, a healthy and fulfilling life, and a voice in the decisions that affect them.  Instead, a shocking number of people’s lives are blighted by inequality, injustice and poverty, with little hope of change.

We are independent, are not aligned with any political party and do not receive government funding.  We rely on the generosity of our donors to make a difference.

Job Role:

You will work with local businesses and community leaders to increase understanding of the foundational economy, and develop practical solutions to maximise its potential.

You’ll have an in-depth understanding of community economic development and the south Wales valleys, an ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders and the community, and the ability to develop innovative solutions.  You’ll be well-organised, highly motivated and a good team player.

Role profile, person specification and key terms available for download here

Additional Information:

The project is funded by the Welsh Government Foundational Economy Challenge Fund until March 2021.

Interview date:  17th December 2019

To Apply:

For further information and to apply please visit

Closing Date:  5 p.m. 12th December 2019

Bevan Foundation, 145a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DP Reg. charity 110419