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Tel: 01227 639768

Head of Communications and Events

Location: London

Salary expectation: £28,000

Application deadline: Fri 29th March

This is a full-time role

The High Pay Centre is a small think tank working on issues relating to top pay and inequality. We’re looking for someone to manage our events and media programme. It should be a great job for anyone interested in pay and inequality, with good writing skills and creative ideas for how to influence policy. Some experience of working in campaigns/communications would be useful, but the main thing we’re looking for is enthusiasm for the issues we cover. Full details below!

Key responsibilities:

Work with Directors to plan the publication and dissemination of HPC research and analysis via traditional and new media
Writing press releases and other materials for publication relating to pay, work and inequality – in support of HPC research and policy recommendations and in response to external news stories
Monitoring UK and international media for developing debates and top pay and inequality, and helping HPC to influence these debates
Building networks with key media influencers
Managing records of HPC contacts and media coverage
Planning HPC’s events programme – working with speakers and venue managers, promoting events and writing marketing materials
On-the-day management of HPC events

Person specification:

Demonstrable interest in topics including top pay and inequality (essential)
Experience of producing compelling communication materials for a political, campaigning or similar organisation (desirable)
Experience of policy relating to top pay and inequality (desirable)

Excellent face-to-face and written communication skills
Excellent analytical skils
Planning and organisational skills – excellent time management, ability to prioritise
Ability to build working relationships with key stakeholders including policymakers, journalists and other key influencers


Ability to work independently and unsupervised as well as part of a small team
Enterprising and able to use own initiative
High attention to detail
Flexible approach
Ability to work pro-actively under pressure
Confident and conscientious
Pragmatic approach – good problem solving skills and longer term planning
Friendly and helpful

Deadline: Fri 29th March