Policy Advisor to the Director General (£25-35k FTE or £POA see below)
Closing Date: 12:00, Friday 14 June 2019
The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.
Reporting to the Director General, could be either a full or part-time position (with a minimum commitment of 2.5 days a week). This is an excellent opportunity for someone with 2-5 years of experience in policy or research roles, to start as soon as available in 2019. You will work at the IEA office in Westminster, in a highly motivated team, supporting the Director General in their media appearances, article-writing and speaking engagements.
The role will involve some travel (mostly daytrips within the UK). Hours can be irregular, to suit the timing of events. Specific fundraising experience is not required, but these attributes are an advantage:
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Trusted advisor, comfortable supporting, and working with influential people at the highest level.
- Internal ambassador, able to project the DG’s ideas and wishes across the organisation.
- Self-confident, able to robustly advance and defend the positions you articulate.
- Excellent at translating complex ideas into compelling content that can be easily understood.
- Excellent organisational, written and numerical skills with superior attention to detail.
- Good political awareness; interested in and sensitive to the IEA’s mission.
- Good tech-literacy, capable of using common office and mobile communication tools.
- Experience of similar organisations, either think tanks, political organisations, educational institutions, other research-based or highly regulated entities.
- Unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and protecting the reputation of the IEA.
- Willingness to work flexible and unsocial hours.
Duties include, but are not restricted to:
- Article writing, whatever the outlet, research must be relevant and carefully fact checked.
- Prepare briefing notes and presentations for both speeches and media appearances.
- Project Management, organising small events and contributing to project plans.
- Supporting and facilitating internal IEA communications between departments.
- Supporting the work of the Director General’s Executive Assistant.
- Supporting the Director General on other projects as required.
We are also open to applications from individuals seeking to deliver the core of this role but add to it with special projects or other work that supports the mission of the IEA. If this is you, please set out how you would add further value to our work in your covering letter and your accompanying salary expectations.
If you consider that you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and would like to apply for the role, please send your CV and a short covering letter to Claire Talbot [email protected]
To discuss further before applying, please ring 020 7799 8907.