Date Added: 28 July 2020
: 21 August 2020
Job Title: Director of Research
Working For: Henry Jackson Society
Salary: £50,000-£60,000 dependent on experience.
Director of Research
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is the UK’s boldest think tank and policy-shaping force, constantly ahead of the curve on the big issues of international and domestic importance, and we are expanding. We are looking for a Research Director to help lead us on the next stage of our organisational journey, which has already taken us to the status of a household name in the international political and media constellation.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to develop their skills and profile further and will suit people ready to take on a challenging and exciting role at an organisation that can offer profile development as it increases in size and scope, as well as those with existing management expertise looking for a new challenge at the leading edge of the public debate.
You will play a critical part in our future development in a proactive role which will require you to create, manage and expand HJS research capabilities. You will have experience of managing colleagues and working to defined objectives, as well as a proven record in fundraising not just for your own projects but also for wider goals. With colleagues in the research, communications and political departments to assist, you will be playing the lead role in managing and directing our research output and strategy, as well as developing and delivering profile-raising material of your own.
This position is an opportunity for a motivated and well-rounded individual to work in a pivotal and challenging role where no two days are the same, and which provides the opportunity for career growth in an organisation looking to evolve domestically and internationally. Above all though, we want you to be passionate about our issues and hungry to make a difference in the public policy world – recognising that this is not a normal 9-5 job where you switch off once you turn off your laptop because (a) you don’t want to and (b) you understand that this is not how the policy world works. The rewards, both professionally and personally are vast, as some of the stellar names who have passed through our ranks are now shining examples of, but they require dedication and commitment to achieve.
Join us – and help make history.
For further information please visit https://henryjacksonsociety.org/jobs/director-of-research/
Closing Date: 21 August 2020
Start date to commence as soon as possible
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. A CV.
2. A cover letter – please include your salary expectations, and the broad area of your personal specific research expertise (e.g. Russia, Counter-Terrorism, China, International Institutions etc.).
3. Links to examples of your published output and broadcast experience (if available), plus any evidence of fundraising/grant writing success.