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The CPS is one of the UK's leading free-market think-tanks, founded in 1974 by Margaret Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph. The Centre exists to promote the principles of free markets and a free society. It also operates the CapX website, which acts as a platform for the best thinking on politics and economics.


Job Title: Head of Communications

Working For: Centre for Policy Studies

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Job Details

The Centre for Policy Studies, the leading centre-right think tank, is recruiting for a Head of Communications to run all aspects of its media and communications strategy.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, with the ability to present the think tank’s research and advocate for it. They will need to develop excellent relationships with politicians and journalists, and also to contribute more widely to the CPS’s operations and strategy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Devising and implementing successful communications strategies for all CPS research and activity
  • Representing the CPS in print, online and broadcast media, and assisting CPS colleagues to do the same
  • Promoting the work of the CPS to key stakeholders in Westminster and the media
  • Drafting and disseminating press releases and pro-actively arranging press and media coverage of the Centre's publications and events
  • Overseeing the CPS’s day-to-day communications activity
  • Responding to media enquiries
  • Managing the wider communications team
  • Helping to promote CapX, the CPS’s media arm
  • Carrying out other duties as and when required in order to contribute to the efficient running of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Desired experience/skills:

  • Experience of crafting and delivering successful press strategies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of print, online and broadcast media
  • Affinity with the aims and values of the Centre for Policy Studies
  • Established relationships with the media, Government and MPs

Closing Date: 19 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.
Please note we may appoint before the closing date.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role to: [email protected]