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Reference: 86012

Date Added: 21 September 2022
Closing Date: 21 October 2022

Job Title: Policy and Operations Manager

Working For: Labour for the Long Term

Location: Remote working with events and meetings in Westminster

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 (FTE pro rata)

Length of Contract: Fixed term (1 year) with hope to extend

Job Details

Labour for the Long Term aims to help Labour develop policies that ensure a resilient and sustainable future. Our policy areas include:

  • Pandemic prevention
  • Climate change
  • Emerging tech
  • Nuclear conflict

The role:

We are hiring someone to help establish and oversee the organisation. This will be on a consultancy basis, one year fixed with strong prospects for renewal.

The post-holder will work closely with our committee to develop a strategy, identify opportunities for growth and reach out to MPs.

The role is 3-5 days a week with room for flexibility.

Job description:

As we are a new organisation, there is some leeway in shaping the role, which will include:

  • Organisation building: setting up systems to ensure the smooth running of LLT, including stakeholder management, social media strategy, briefing templates and organisational structure.
  • Research: commissioning, writing and editing policy briefings for MPs on our priority policy areas.
  • Communications: maintaining regular emails to stakeholders, social media and the website.
  • Working with the committee to build strong relationships with MPs.
  • Organising events in Parliament and at party conference
  • Assisting with administrative duties including financial reporting.

Person specification


  • Self-starter: flexible, willing to learn and take your own initiative.
  • Passionate about the policy issues: aware of long-term policy priorities and motivated to make a difference.
  • Political or policy experience: e.g. in an MP’s office, think tank, civil service, public affairs or NGO.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • A willingness to perform more typically ‘senior-level’ tasks, e.g. representing the organisation and setting a strategy, as well as more typically ‘junior-level’ tasks, e.g. running the website and editing briefings.
  • Supportive of the Labour Party.


  • Relevant policy expertise
  • Experience of policy research
  • Experience of working with MPs

We are especially keen to receive applications from groups which are under-represented in Westminster, including women, ethnic minorities and marginalised communities.

Closing Date: 21 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview and asked to prepare a presentation and complete a written task of <500 words.

Start date: as soon as possible after interviews

Application Details

Please see the full job description on our website: https://www.labourlongterm.org/job-ad 

Then fill in this application form: https://forms.gle/2r9zJCc3yPcmHuBm8 

Please apply by 11pm on 21 October 2022

Website: https://www.labourlongterm.org/

Additional Notes