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Reference: 77874

Date Added: 26 March 2021
Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Job Title: Policy Relations Manager

Working For: Henry Jackson Society

Location: London

Salary: Salary £25k-£40k, dependent on experience and career level. A junior manager would be expected to earn £25-35k and a mid-level one £35-40k.

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

-  Maintain and grow HJS’ ongoing role as a go-to think tank for policymakers from all parties in Westminster, Whitehall, and beyond.
- Develop personal relationships with the Parliamentary community (MPs, Peers, researchers and All Party Groups), developing new contacts as well as maintaining and deepening ongoing relationships.
- Conceive, manage and launch initiatives and campaigns designed to increase the utility of HJS research output to decision-makers.
- Develop relationships with other political and governmental audiences, including special advisers, civil servants, and influential think-tanks.
- Identify key opportunities for HJS issues within the political domain and work with policy specialists and media colleagues to exploit these to best effect.
Provide strategic advice to colleagues across the Society on the promotion of key messages, timing of delivery and key contacts in the dissemination of their work.
- Consult with colleagues on the feasibility and format of policy recommendations contained within published research reports.
- Work with Select Committees to monitor and contribute to relevant inquiries, build working relationships and assist with Calls for Evidence into topical issues.
- Assist in the planning of HJS’s attendance at party conferences and organise participation at other events through the year such as policy seminars, receptions, media events and conferences with a political and governmental theme.
- Represent HJS – where appropriate – as a speaker at events.
- Maintain a database of parliamentarians and key staff, reflecting their interests in our work.
- Create, maintain, and share with colleagues a system of quantitative performance metrics for the society’s results in the policy space.

Person Specification Essential:
- Proven ability to build impactful relationships with policymakers or similar elite audiences;
- Excellent knowledge of the public-policy process including parliamentary procedure and the inner mechanics of Whitehall;
- Energetic and entrepreneurial approach;
- A contagious passion for political ideas and policy;
- University degree, preferably in a relevant field;
- A strong sympathy with our ideals as set out in our statement of principles and corpus of research output is expected.


Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply:

Please complete the online form and supply the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining why you would thrive if given the freedom to execute this role according to your own unique approach. Please also include your salary expectations.



Website: https://henryjacksonsociety.org/

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