We are recruiting for a Policy and Communications Assistant

May 16, 2019 | NEWS

ILC-UK was established in 1997, as one of the founder members of an international network on longevity. In the UK, we’re the specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society.

We’re independent and politically neutral, so we can say the things about our future society that others can’t. We know that society is ageing. We know the numbers. We know the challenges. What happens next will define us for generations.

We produce evidence-based research so we can propose future scenarios with confidence. We provoke and pioneer solutions so everyone can realise the benefits of demographic change.

We’re focused on intergenerational solidarity, on age collaboration, on highlighting age discrimination, whether it’s against 80 or 18 year olds. The impact of longevity on society isn’t just about older people: it will impact everyone.

  • We know that every girl born today will have a one in three chance of living until she’s 100.
  • We know that when she starts work, she will need to save at least 20% of her earnings every year in order to afford a comfortable retirement.
  • We know that if she wants to buy her own home, she’ll probably need to wait until she’s over 35, in a relationship and working full time.

Yet we are dismayed that there is still a notion of longevity that is utterly at odds with reality: society won’t just be older, it will function differently in the future.

And we need your help

We are recruiting for a Policy and Communications Assistant with excellent communication and organisational skills, along with good UK policy and political knowledge.

We need someone to help us get the message out to key opinion formers, decision makers. We want someone who will be as comfortable chatting to a journalist working on the Today programme as they are liaising with senior policymakers and their offices, whilst also helping administrate a busy communications function.

You will work closely with our small team of 12 people and assist with developing briefing documents and notes for senior staff including our Chief Executive, Baroness Greengross. You will be required to work under your own initiative and represent the organisation at networking events in the UK and possibly across the world.

We’ve organised policy events for example at 10 Downing Street, with senior members of the royal family, and with Ambassadors and international policy-makers, so you need to be confident about dealing with VIPs.

You will have an excellent eye for detail and be able to manage multiple tasks and be prepared for the policy and news agenda to drive your day.

For the full job description and details of how to apply for this post, download the Policy and Communications Assistant recruitment pack below. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 10 June 2019.

ILC Recruitment Pack – Policy and Communications Assistant – 2019