Vacancies

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.

We are open to intern applications on a running basis, if you are interested in interning at CPS please email: [email protected]

 

Current vacancies:

  • Head of Housing
  • Head of Events/ Events Manager

See below for details.

 

Job Title: Head of Housing

Working for: Centre for Policy Studies

Location: London

Salary: Depending on experience

Job Details

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, is looking for an expert to lead our work on housing and planning, as one of our core policy priorities. In recent years the CPS has set the agenda on housing, planning, home ownership and mortgage market reform, with a stream of hugely impactful reports. We want to build on that success at a time when solving the housing crisis and boosting home ownership is more crucial than ever.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Producing a stream of high-quality, highly impactful reports analysing the issues in the housing market and proposing solutions
  • Managing relationships with policy experts in government and the private sector, as well as attracting funding for the CPS’s housing work
  • Overseeing public and private events and roundtables on relevant issues
  • Promoting the CPS’s work in the media and providing expert commentary on housing, planning and home ownership issues as appropriate

Required experience and skills:

  • Significant experience of developing and analysing housing policy
  • The ability to produce high-quality written output and comfort and familiarity with relevant statistics and data
  • Strong relationship management and experience in dealing with key stakeholders, as well as colleagues on our policy team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines

 

  • Sympathy with the values and objectives of the Centre for Policy Studies

 

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience of policy development in government, academia or private sector
  • Expertise with data and analysis, in particular of core housing datasets
  • Strong familiarity with the UK housing debate
  • Experience of managing junior team members and collaborating on projects

 

 

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for this role to Eugenie de Naurois ([email protected]) putting ‘[Your Name] (Job Application)’ in the subject line.

 


Head of Events / Events Manager

Closing Date: 22 August 2022 (may appoint before deadline)

Job Title: Head of Events / Events Manager

Working for: Centre for Policy Studies

Location: London

Salary: Depending on experience

 

Job Details

 

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to oversee our world-class programme of public events, in Westminster and beyond, as well as manage the associated commercial partnerships. We are looking for an experienced, highly organised and highly motivated individual who is unflappable under pressure and who excels when working in a small team.

We will consider applications both for the role of Head of Events and from exceptionally promising Events Managers with the potential to grow into a more senior role.

 

Responsibilities will include: 

  1. Plan and organise a programme of public events that compliments the work of the CPS and boosts the profile of the think tank and its media arm CapX

 

  • Create a pipeline of public events generating new ideas for event themes and formats to drive impactful engagement: in-person event and conference, receptions and webinars
  • Manage all aspects of each public event in the CPS/CapX calendar from conception to delivery including: contracts with venues and events suppliers, speaker liaison, attendee outreach and guest list management
  • Write event blurbs and invitations as well as briefings and event/sponsorship proposals
  • Manage the organisation’s YouTube channel to deliver live-streaming during the events, or liaise with the relevant AV teams in place
  • Plan and oversee the delivery of flagship events and sponsored activities such as the CPS’s major annual Margaret Thatcher Conference and Conservative Party Conference programme

 

  1. Work with the Digital and Communications team on event specific digital marketing and social media strategy

 

  • Schedule posts and event promotion on social media channels
  • Manage and update mailing lists for both CPS and CapX
  • Manage outreach for events via the website, direct mails and social media in order to grow the CPS’s visibility and followers

 

  1. Manage event sponsorships

 

  • Be the main point of contact for event sponsorship
  • Create and manage a database of relevant stakeholders from events and networking opportunities
  • Identify, create and drive the sponsorship plan for public events with the wider team to include research projects and corporate membership opportunities

 

  • Carry out other duties as and when required in order to contribute to the efficient running of the CPS

 

Required experience and skills:

  • Highly organised
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong relationship management and experience in dealing with key stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Team player with the ability to confidently lead the team when managing events
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in and knowledge of UK politics and current affairs
  • Sympathetic to the values of the Centre for Policy Studies

 

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Previous experience in events management, including Party Conference
  • Experience using Mailchimp/Moosend and social media channels
  • Experience in hosting virtual events and live-streaming

 

Closing Date: 22 August 2022

Interviews: Will take place on a rolling basis. The CPS may appoint before the closing date.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

 

Application Details

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for this role to Eugenie de Naurois ([email protected]) putting ‘[Your Name] (Job Application)’ in the subject line.

Website: www.cps.org.uk