Job opportunity

Head of Stakeholder Relations

Institute of Economic Affairs

Closing date: 31 October 2020

Reporting to the Development Director, this is a full-time position, to start as soon as available in 2020. You will work at the IEA office in Westminster, (subject to social distancing guidance applicable at the time) in a highly motivated fundraising team, building relations with private individuals, corporations, foundations and trusts.

This is an excellent opportunity for an organised, results-oriented strategic thinker with first class diplomatic, presentational and interpersonal skills, capable of delivering projects from start to finish, and with a passion for the IEA mission. The role will involve some travel (mostly day trips within the UK). Hours can be irregular, to suit the timing of meetings and events.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 18 months experience raising funds for an economic think tank, or similar charitable organisation, is required.
  • Bachelors Degree, or higher, in a related field required.
  • Specific experience of running and managing a successful book club or membership programme/operation is required.
  • Applicants experience must demonstrate organising high quality private and public events from concept to delivery; engagement (by phone, email and in person) at the highest level with senior stakeholders; and preparation of compelling applications and reports to foundations and family trusts.
  • Thorough experience managing and executing a range of promotional reports, digital and print, is required
  • Proven organisational, written, presentational and numerical skills with superior attention to detail.
  • An assured and confident manner when dealing with IEA stakeholders to include senior executives, academics, politicians and journalists.
  • Demonstrable political and economic awareness; interested in, passionate and sensitive to the IEA’s mission
  • Knowledge of key economic concepts on a national and international level required; alongside a detailed knowledge of IEA’s history and research catalogue which you will be communicating and promoting to IEA stakeholders.
  • Excellent tech-literacy, capable of using common office and mobile communication tools.
  • Experience of Salesforce & Google Analytics is required.
  • Sociable, personable and outward thinking qualities required
  • Unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and protecting the reputation of the IEA.
  • Willingness to work flexible and sometimes unsocial hours.

Duties include, but are not restricted to:

  • Managing, designing and implementing engaging programmes for all IEA donors, partners and wider stakeholders; to include a large and high-profile events programme;
  • Taking on and managing a bespoke list of stakeholders (whether individuals, foundations or senior corporate executives) to personally nurture and develop;
  • Taking extensive and complex economic theories and translating them into accessible content/reports for IEA stakeholders
  • Writing, leading and executing a strategy to take IEA’s Book Club project (and other membership programmes as may be introduced) to the next level;
  • Propel and stimulate the IEA’s core mission by managing a range of high level, public and private, events; such as panel discussions, seminars, dinners and also digital live streams
  • Represent and be a spokesperson for the department and organisation.
  • Drafting fully budgeted and compelling proposals to a variety of stakeholders in strict accordance with IEA protocols;
  • Ensuring the maintenance of accurate records and databases;
  • Managing and supervising a new member of the Development team
  • Overseeing and managing promotion campaigns that include but are not limited to; mailing updates and publications; utilising digital platforms to promote upcoming content to IEA stakeholders and the wider public
  • Supporting the Development and wider IEA team as required;

Application Details:

Please send the following to [email protected]:

–           Curriculum vitae

–           Covering letter – Please include experience and knowledge in fundraising, economics, Salesforce, and all other required fields.

–           An example of a promotional report you have managed and produced, outlining the creation and execution of the project

Reporting line:

Angela Harbutt, Development Director

Interview/Start Dates

Applicants will be assessed and interviewed on a rolling basis, aimed at starting mid-November.



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Job Details

Organisation: Institute of Economic Affairs

Location: London

Salary range: Competitive

Closing date: 31 October 2020

Contract type: Permanent

About the Organisation

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. Given the current economic challenges facing Britain and the wider global environment, it is more vital than ever that we promote the intellectual case for a free economy, low taxes, freedom in education, health and welfare and lower levels of regulation.

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