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Reference: 69723

Date Added: 5 February 2019
Closing Date: 1 March 2019

Job Title: Director of External Affairs

Working For: Demos

Location: London

Salary: £35-45,000 dependent on experience

Job Details

Demos - the leading cross-party think tank - is recruiting for a Director of External Affairs. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced public affairs or communications professional to work within the think-tank and policy world. It will suit a candidate passionate about our mission to bring people together across party divides, and find solutions to the biggest problems of our age.

About the role
You will design and lead our external affairs strategy, from media relations to party conference, from social media to panel events. You will be the custodian of our brand and identity. You will lead efforts to build our network, reach and impact among policy makers, civil society, business, and media. See our website for more details of the post and person specification. 


Your responsibilities will cover:

  • Improving Demos’ presence in the media, acting as a spokesperson for Demos’ research and approach, and building the profile of the research team
  • Building our brand, reach and identity across our own channels, including email and social media, developing new communications assets and forms of content
  • Widening our networks of influence in politics, business, and the third sector
  • Generating ideas and revenue for standalone events, including our flagship party conference programme
  • Delivering an ongoing programme of events and launches for our research programme

You will initially lead a team of two, with additional support during party conference season. Demos is keen to grow, and you will be supported by the Chief Executive and other senior colleagues to help raise the money for us to do so.

Closing Date: 1 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews: 6/7/8 March
Second interviews if needed: w/c 11 March

Application Details

Please send a cv and a covering letter to jobs@demos.co.uk. These documents should be attached to the email, formatted as pdfs, with filenames as set out below:

Candidate Name - External Affairs - CV
Candidate Name - External Affairs - Covering Letter

In your covering letter, please set out what your ambitions would be for Demos, if appointed, as well as your qualifications for this post.

Website: http://www.demos.co.uk

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