New job opportunity: Communications Manager and Researcher

By: The Constitution Society

Closing date: 8 June 2022

Job title: Communications Manager and Researcher

Salary: £35,000 p/a 

Location: Westminster, London

Length of contract: Permanent

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Managing the Society’s social media accounts, in particular Twitter
  • Summarising research and contributing to the Society’s blog
  • Communicating new research and writing to a range of audiences
  • Uploading content to the Society’s website
  • Designing reports and papers on InDesign
  • Drafting press releases and securing media coverage of new research
  • Managing and editing the Society blog; approaching academics, politicians, practitioners to write on topical issues
  • Liaising with the Society’s Research Fellows regarding their research projects
  • Conducting various research tasks, for example for initiatives such as the UK Constitution Monitoring Group
  • Conducting office administration and handling Society expenditure
  • Taking minutes at meetings and liaising with the Society’s board of trustees
  • Planning conferences and events with high-profile academic and political speakers

Person specification

  • Genuine interest in and knowledge of UK politics is essential; particular interest in UK constitutional issues is desirable
  • Understanding and experience of working with social media platforms such as Twitter
  • Strong IT skills, in particular experience managing the content of a website through WordPress, and using Adobe InDesign
  • Excellent written English; ability to write about politics in a clear, convincing style that is concise and accessible
  • Some experience conducting political, legal, or policy-related research is desirable
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills; experience of record keeping, minute taking and general office administration is desirable
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; ability to engage with politicians, civil servants, academics in an assured manner
  • Self-motivated and able to work largely independently
  • Some experience planning events is desirable but not essential
  • Some press/media knowledge is desirable, for example of drafting press releases

About The Constitution Society

The Constitution Society is an independent, non-party educational foundation which works to promote informed debate about constitutional reform.

The Society publishes papers and a regular blog on constitutional topics by leading experts, as well as conducting its own research programmes and supporting affiliated organisations. We also hold conferences, seminars and lectures.

The Society has recently been expanding its range of activities and outputs. The new member of the team would be joining at an exciting time for the organisation and gain experience working at a high-profile think tank specialising in the UK constitution. The role is highly varied and involves working across a range of different areas, including communications, research and administration. 

Application details

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to by Wednesday 8 June.

Interview/start dates

Interviews will be held w/c 13 June. Start date: as soon as possible after offer.