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]


Job vacancies:

Researcher, environment and energy policy

Closing Date: 24 April 2022 (may appoint before deadline)

Location: London (hybrid working arrangements will be considered)

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job Details:

The Centre for Policy Studies, one of the UK’s leading centre-right think tanks, is looking to hire a researcher to lead its work on environment and energy policy.

Applicants should be outstanding researchers and writers. They must be able to analyse ideas and evidence effectively, then construct compelling arguments and communicate them clearly and persuasively.

Crucially, applicants must also be committed to developing and promoting pro-growth, market-oriented ways of getting Britain to Net Zero by 2050.

The researcher’s responsibilities would include:

  • Conducting detailed policy research on environmental issues;
  • Writing articles, briefings, and policy reports;
  • Organizing and contributing to events on environment policy;
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the CPS on environment policy;
  • Building a strong personal network in the environment policy world;
  • Drafting project and funding proposals for the CPS’s environment policy work.

A successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to the free-market principles that underly the Centre for Policy Studies’ work.
  • Be highly self-motivated and able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to explain complex policy ideas clearly and succinctly.
  • Have a good working knowledge of domestic and economic policy in the UK, as well as Westminster politics.
  • Have solid numerical and data skills and be able to use MS Excel effectively. (More advanced data analysis capability is not required but could be an advantage.)

Closing Date: 24 April 2022.

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

Start Date: Q2 2022, 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. Candidates may be asked to produce an original writing sample as part of the application process.