We are hiring!

2021-02-08T13:32:50+00:00 January 20th, 2021|Blog, Onward, Recruitment|

Onward is thrilled to be seeking to expand our team once more. We are looking for an Events and Fundraising Assistant and a Policy Researcher to contribute to Onward’s research, events and campaigns.

Onward is a not-for-profit thinktank whose mission it is to renew the centre right by generating new ideas and reaching out to new groups of people. Since we launched in 2018, we have built a reputation as one of Westminster’s most influential and innovative thinktanks.

Events and Fundraising Assistant

Westminster, London

Onward is looking for an experienced candidate to support our leading events programme as an Events and Fundraising Assistant. This is a role with significant opportunity for political impact and innovation. The successful candidate will be responsible for organising speeches by senior ministers and business leaders, building and maintaining relationships with MPs, peers, donors, journalists and business leaders, as well as supporting the communication of Onward’s research. The role will involve a high level of organisation and planning skills, thinking creatively, and excellent people skills. 

The successful candidate should have 1-3 years experience supporting high calibre events in a comparable organisation, and doing so to the highest standard. They should be comfortable working with corporates, government departments and well known figures, as well as interested in developing new and innovative ways of engaging new audiences and using new technologies. They should have a good working knowledge of delivering events digitally. 

The successful candidate would be joining Onward at an important time for the organisation and the country. Having launched two years ago, we have quickly established a reputation for rigorous research that gets traction not only in newspapers but in government policy. We pride ourselves on developing policy ideas that are timely, practical to deliver and politically possible. 

Main responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and oversee the delivery of events, including private roundtables, public panel events and full-day conferences, on a regular basis and to a high standard. It is essential that you can manage multiple events concurrently and work constructively with partners to strict deadlines.   
  • Work with Onward’s senior leadership team and Board to manage Onward’s network of financial supporters, large and small, whose generosity supports our research and policy work. 
  • Deliver high quality online and in person events in line with ongoing government guidelines and public health advice. This also includes strong engagement through social media and other digital channels. These should be fun, unconventional and build Onward’s brand and network among key audiences, especially younger generations of voters.

Salary: £20-£25,000

Commitment: Full time. Based remotely initially or in Westminster, dependent on public health advice.

Closing Date: 7am, Monday 15th February
Start Date: ASAP
Interviews: Week beginning the 22nd February

Application Details

Please provide a CV and one page Cover Letter to [email protected] by 0700 Monday 15 February.


Policy Researcher

Wesminster, London

Onward is looking for an exceptional candidate to join as a Researcher to work across our social and economic research programmes, helping to shape our work on how to level up growth and opportunity, repair the social fabric of communities and to understand changing political attitudes towards different parties and the Union. 

The successful candidate will need at least two years’ experience writing high quality research, and be able to demonstrate an ability to conduct eye-catching and novel data research in a policy context. They must also be comfortable engaging with and contributing to public policy debates, including through the media, policy events and meetings with MPs and civil servants.

The successful candidate would be joining Onward at an important time for the organisation as the country emerges from the pandemic and seeks to rebuild the economy and society. Having launched two years ago, we have established a reputation for rigorous research that gets traction not only in newspapers but in government policy. We pride ourselves on developing policy ideas that are timely, practical to deliver and politically possible. 

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct high quality research, including both quantitative analysis including R or Stata and written report writing. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at the highest levels of government, the media, industry and among the policy community. 
  • Plan and deliver Onward events, including roundtables, panels, and policy workshops. 
  • Produce regular articles for newspapers, websites and other outlets, in your own name or those of others. 

Salary: £20-£25,000

Commitment: Full time, 9am – 6pm. Based remotely initially or in Westminster, dependent on public health advice.

Closing Date: 7am, Monday 15th February
Start Date: Flexible, late February 2021.
Interviews: Week beginning the 22nd February

Application details: To apply for this role, please send your CV, a one page cover letter and any relevant published research to [email protected] 0700 Monday 15 February.

 


 

Onward is a not-for-profit campaigning thinktank that exists to renew the centre right by generating new ideas and reaching out to new groups of people. Our team has worked in the highest levels of government and existing think tanks and we have the networks and experience to turn ideas into practical, popular policies that work. We believe in an economy that works for everyone, government that is strong, and a society built on community and a sense of belonging. 

Our advisory board includes leading parliamentarians, business people and former government advisers, including Lord Finkelstein, Tom Tugendhat MP, John Lamont MP, Neil O’Brien MP, Siobhan Baillie MP, Anthony Browne MP, Claire Coutinho MP, Seema Kennedy, Lord O’Shaughnessy, Baroness Rock, Baroness Fall, Craig Elder, James Kanagasooriam, and Nick Faith.