**Applications closed** We’re hiring a Chief Executive


  • Salary: £80,000 (and you will be included in The Economist Group’s bonus scheme)
  • Hours: Full time with flexible hours. Core hours are 10am to 4pm.
  • Location: Hybrid. Central London two days per week and remote working.
  • Reporting to: Board of Trustees, chaired by The Economist’s Executive Editor
  • Closing date: January 22nd 2024

We’re a small, creative and fast-growing charity that was established from inside The Economist Group in 2012. We support children from underserved backgrounds to develop essential skills for the modern world. We do this by enabling them to have inspiring discussions about the news, which teach them to creatively solve problems, listen with an open mind and speak with confidence. 

Children who take part in our programme, Topical Talk, can make five times more progress compared with their peers in these essential skills, which support them to thrive at school, in employment and as citizens in a complex and uncertain world. They practice applying these skills to engage with the news in times of misinformation and polarisation, learning to form nuanced views on complex issues and constructively have their say. 

We have an extraordinary platform for growth: a talented, highly motivated and supportive team, a collaborative, professional, high-trust culture, and clear strategic focus. We are seeking a leader who can build on this platform and help realise our potential for growth, at the same time as deepening our impact, ensuring that we always stay focused on the most disadvantaged young people and the difference we are making in their lives.

If you have experience of scaling an organisation while taking a collaborative, inclusive and empowering approach to leadership, and you are passionate about our mission, we would love to hear from you. 

Please find more information, including details of how to apply, in the job pack attached.

You can download the equality and diversity monitoring form here.