CORE is hiring

Tue 1st March 2016 | Blog

Do you have an interest in economics education and experience of project management? The CORE project is currently looking for a new project manager, based in London. During the next 12 months our project manager will play a leading role in all CORE’s activities, including online publishing, fund-raising, organising workshops, media relations and developing the CORE community of students and innovators.

We’re looking for someone who is able to build on the tremendous success of CORE’s initial few years, find solutions for what we haven’t quite managed to get right yet, and help shape our strategy for the future.

Download a detailed description of the required skills, responsibilities and salary

What is it like to work at CORE?

  • You’ll be helping to run one of the most innovative projects in  education, producing online resources that are used and appreciated by thousands of students and teachers on six continents.
  • You have the chance to work with many of the world’s most creative and innovative economic minds.
  • You will work in a friendly and innovative environment which, though characterised by tough deadlines, is creative and flexible.

What sort of person do we look for?

  • Someone who cares deeply about creating sustainable change in economics education and delivering it to undergraduates throughout the world.
  • Someone who knows how to manage deadlines across many projects.
  • Someone who will be prepared to work hard and take responsibility for on-time delivery.
  • Someone who wants to take up the challenge of steering CORE through to its official launch.


As project manager you will be working day-to-day with our director to build a long-term framework for a sustainable CORE. The main tasks for which you would be responsible are:

  • Managing relationships with outside individuals and organisations essential to the project’s success, including collaborators, users, suppliers, contractors and funders.
  • Managing a team of academics, freelancers and outside suppliers in the delivery of the 1.0 version of the online book The Economy and its teaching and learning resources.
  • Building a network of universities and teachers adopting the CORE course materials.
  • Managing the budget and reports to the director, CORE community and outside stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy to help build CORE’s internal community and ensure maximum external awareness and impact of the project.
  • Managing the improvement and development of CORE’s existing website and online platforms to ensure a long-run distribution of CORE resources and global community building.

What skills would make you an excellent candidate?

  • BSc or equivalent in Economics, Social Science or Business.
  • Experience of project planning, prioritising workload, attention to detail, ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience with early-stage development in securing funding for a startup, community organisation or similar.

How much will we pay?

  • The salary for the full time post is on UCL Grade 7 (scale £33,686 – £40,716 inclusive of London Weighting) dependent upon experience.

What is the deadline?

  • Closing date for applications: 24 March 2016.
  • Interviews: 30 March 2016.

How do I apply?

If you would like more details and can’t find them in the job description, contact Camila Cea.