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Policy Relations Manager

Location: London

Salary expectation: £30,000 to £36,000

Application deadline: Fri 22nd February

This is a full-time role

The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is a think tank and policy-shaping force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy and real human rights, and make a stand in an increasingly uncertain world.

The Role

To promote the ideas and published content of HJS to decision makers within Westminster and Whitehall.
This proactive role requires you to build support for HJS’s educational agenda, working closely with politicians and their staff, the political parties and the political media. You will be playing a lead role in identifying political opportunities and parliamentary processes that will allow for a more thorough dissemination of HJS’s work, as well as managing the regular opportunities offered by the parliamentary calendar.

Key Duties

  • Develop contact with a range of MPs, Peers, researchers and All Party Groups, developing new contacts while maintaining and deepening ongoing relationships.
  • Maintain a database of parliamentarians and key staff, reflecting their interests in our work.
  • Manage and launch initiatives to increase the utility of HJS research output to decision-makers.
  • Develop relationships with other political and governmental audiences, including Special Advisers, civil servants, media and influential think-tanks.
  • Undertake daily monitoring and distribution of parliamentary and political information to relevant colleagues through appropriate use of monitoring services and media or other information outlets in order to inform their research.
  • Identify key educational 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 on the promotion of key messages, timing of delivery and key contacts.
  • Work with Select Committees to monitor and contribute to relevant inquiries, build working relationships and assist with Calls for Evidence into topical foreign policy and defence 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 if appropriate as a speaker at events.

This role involves regular use of screen display equipment


Deadline: Fri 22nd February