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.

The Centre for Policy Studies is currently recruiting for a Communications Manager. 


Job Title: Communications Manager

Working For: Centre for Policy Studies

Location: London

Salary: Competitive & DOE

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

Job Details

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, is recruiting for a Communications Manager to help run its day-to-day media and communications output.

The successful candidate will be a strong writer and communicator, with the ability to present the think tank’s research and advocate for it. They will need to develop excellent relationships with journalists, and contribute to the CPS’s external output more widely, including through parliamentary engagement, online, and through our public events programme.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and disseminating press releases and pro-actively arranging press and media coverage of the CPS’s publications and events
  • Promoting the work of the CPS to print and broadcast media, and other key stakeholders in Westminster
  • Responding to media enquiries
  • Contributing to the running of website content and social media
  • Monitoring and keeping a record of the CPS’ coverage in the media
  • Assisting the Head of Communications with the CPS public affairs and parliamentary engagement strategy
  • Representing the CPS in print, online and broadcast media, and assisting CPS colleagues to do the same
  • Carrying out other duties as and when required in order to contribute to the efficient running of the CPS

Required experience/skills:

  • At least 18 months experience in a press office or in another relevant environment such as parliament, think tanks, or agency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Familiarity with WordPress and social media channels including: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Candidates should be sympathetic to the values of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Closing Date

30 November 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
Please note we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and why you would be suitable for the role to Callum Price, Head of External Relations, at [email protected]