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About Positive Money

Positive Money is a leading international new economy think tank and campaigning organisation re-imagining our money, banking, and the economy for the wellbeing of people, communities and the planet. We are part of a growing and collective force for economic systems change. Our mission is to reform money and banking to build a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.

We produce ground-breaking research and policy proposals, inform the public and politicians, regularly appear in the media, and mobilise the public behind people-powered campaigns. We believe in radical systems change and work to achieve lasting change on several fronts simultaneously: change in public understanding, the public and media debate, and at the policy and academic level. We work across three key areas: democratising money and banking, a green and fair European Central Bank (ECB), and financing the just transition of homes across Europe.

We are committed to cultivating a culture of support, respect, open communication, and collaboration that encourages creativity and innovation. We foster an environment where diverse perspectives are valued and where work arrangements are tailored to accommodate individual needs, ensuring every team member can contribute their best work.

About The Role

Positive Money has developed into an international organisation, having begun in the UK in 2010, before setting up offices in the EU in 2018, and the US in 2021. In just a few years, Positive Money Europe has produced numerous high-impact research pieces that were cited by the ECB and National Central Bank. This role is an exciting opportunity to deliver an ambitious research agenda with a focus on the role of the ECB for delivering a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. You will produce in-house research while also managing research projects with external partners and work closely with the policy team to produce policy briefings and provide the team with accurate facts and evidence, making sure our campaign messaging and proposals are rooted in rigorous analysis. This role reports to the Head of Research. 

About You

This is an exciting opportunity for an excellent communicator, with a strong track record of success as a research assistant, researcher, economist, or policy officer. You’re passionate about new economic thinking, have strong quantitative and analytical skills and able to quickly absorb, organise, and concisely convey new information about often complex issues. You share our commitment to an inclusive and diverse team, and our culture of being open-minded, ambitious, respectful and self-aware. 



  • Supporting the development and implementation of Positive Money’s research programme strategy


  • Work with the Head of Research to deliver Positive Money Europe’s research programme strategy accompanied by medium-term research agenda
  • Be accountable for the management and delivery of certain research projects from start to finish, including with external consultants or partners
  • Write research reports and briefings, blog posts on a range of money and banking reform topics, as well as other research outputs
  • Support Positive Money Europe’s other programmes with providing research-based evidence and quick analysis of current events
  • Monitor developments in EU institutions, banking industry and in Eurozone monetary policy and key Eurozone statistics
  • Ensure that the Positive Money’s proposals remain relevant to external changes in the economy, policy, regulation, technology, and politics


  • Collaborate with other members of the team to write funding proposals and reports when required
  • Proactively support others to excel in their roles


  • Represent Positive Money Europe externally – to a range of different audiences and stakeholders, including to our supporter and civil society network and within policy and academic communities
  • Engage external researchers in our research agenda (including academics, central bankers, regulators and professionals within the financial sector)


  • Communicate both internally and externally with self-awareness, respect and transparency
  • Implement strategies and practices to dismantle oppression and embed anti-oppression thinking in our communications
  • Role model our values and principles of work within the organisation and externally
  • Proactively support others to excel in their roles
  • Take personal responsibility for your work, setting an example to team members

Person Specification

Skills & Experience 

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator, capable of writing research papers, policy reports, op-eds and other communications for a wide range of expert and non-expert audiences  
  • Track record of success as a research assistant, researcher, economist, or policy officer
  • A Masters Degree in social sciences with focus on economics, finance and banking, environmental studies, socio-economics 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Willingness and ability to provide commentary on policy developments, often under tight deadlines
  • Some knowledge of current Eurozone economic policy and political developments
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with external researchers 
  • Proficiency in German, Dutch, or a language from a region underrepresented in European monetary and financial discourse is a plus

Values & Behaviours

  • Passionate about our mission of reforming money and banking to build a fair, democratic and sustainable economy;
  • A problem solver, willing to dive into uncertain or complex new areas of work;
  • Ability to work autonomously, effectively and efficiently;
  • A commitment to continued learning on anti-oppression concepts;
  • High level of self-awareness. Skilled in reflecting on your own behaviours and practices and working to change them where necessary;
  • Commitment to demonstrating our values and principles of work in your work.

We invite anyone who is interested to apply, regardless of background, experience, or credentials. We aim to select candidates based on performance in our selection process and actively try to minimise the influence of our biases. There is no perfect candidate, so if you can picture yourself thriving in this role, we’d love to receive an application from you.

Terms and Conditions

Contract: The role is for an indeterminate contract (Belgian “contrat à durée indéterminée”) with a 6-month evaluation period. 

Salary: €46,500 gross annual salary  (paid in 12.92 salaries), (pro rata if working less than full time hours) + pension scheme of 4.5% of gross annual salary. Automatic indexation of gross salary to account for inflation.

Benefits (pro rata if working less than full time hours): Positive Money is committed to developing our employees, and being a supportive, flexible and compassionate employer. We offer a range of benefits to EU staff including:

  • 5 extra legal holidays on top of the 20 statutory holidays for the first year of employment
  • Meal vouchers, which can be spent in supermarkets & most restaurants, of a maximum €147 monthly
  • Transportation cost of €49/month
  • Work from home allowance of €60/month
  • Remote work from abroad up to 3 months per year

Location: Flexible between working in our Brussels office (Rue Ducale 67, 1000, Brussels) and working from home in Belgium.

Hours:​​ Part time (30.4 hours) or Full time (38 hours). Our full-time week can be worked across 4 days. We will consider flexible working requests. 

Hiring Process: 

  • Please complete the application form here by February 15th at 9AM CET
  • Selected candidates will be invited to do an online written assessment before the end of February
  • Selected candidates will be invited to two rounds of interviews (one online and one ideally in person) at the beginning of March 

Start date: April 1st but we can be flexible for the right candidate

Positive Money is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, or genetic information. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organisation. We strongly encourage people of the global majority, especially Black and Asian folks, LGBTQIA+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, women, non-binary individuals, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.

We are committed to making our hiring process as accessible as possible. To request a special arrangement, please email Flavia at


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