The CPS is one of the UK’s oldest and most influential leading free-market think-tanks, founded in 1974 by Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph. The Centre exists to promote the principles of free markets and a free society. It also operates the CapX website, which acts as a platform for the best thinking on politics and economics.

Operations Executive/Manager (Maternity Cover)

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to manage the day to day running of the office and contribute widely to the success of the organisation.

The role is primarily focussed on ensuring the office runs smoothly, supporting the Managing Director, and providing assistance in setting up for public and private events. The role also offers the opportunity to support the Research, Development, and Communications Teams as required.

We are looking for an organised, practical and diligent individual with excellent attention to detail. You should have at least 1-2 years experience working in an office environment providing operational and administrative support. Ideally you will have experience helping with additional administrative duties such as HR support, finances and invoicing. Experience working with a CRM would also be useful. An understanding, interest or involvement in UK politics will be looked upon favourably.

The role will be working with the wider team to ensure our boardroom and facilities are ready for their regular events. The role also entails ensuring the CPS building is taken care of, managing our supplier relationships (such as cleaners, maintenance, alarm systems) and ensuring the kitchen and other facilities are well stocked. The role is also a social one, arranging social events for the team, and the wider CPS family.

Dependent on experience, responsibilities may also include:

  • onboarding and offboarding of employees
  • managing invoicing of partners
  • liaising with our accountant on payments and receipts
  • administering the CPS’ Associate programme

The Centre for Policy Studies operates a flexible, hybrid working policy but we do expect this role will be primarily office-based four days per week.

Salary: Depending on experience
Length of Contract:
Maternity cover (6 – 9 months)

Closing Date: Friday 28th June
Start Date: ASAP
Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis. The CPS may appoint before the closing date.
Application Details: Please send a CV and short covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for this role to [email protected] putting ‘[Your Name] (Job Application)’ in the subject line