Community Manager, London

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent/Full Time
Contract Details:
Working Hours:
35 Hours per week
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Business Area / Division:
Policy - Tech and Public Policy
Business Unit:
United Kingdom

Focus of the Role

The technological revolution is the central issue for modern, progressive policymakers. Properly managed it can help build a better and more equal society for everyone. But achieving this vision requires a determined effort to understand the new reality, in order to resolve the new challenges arising from the internet era and accelerate the opportunities it presents. 

Our Technology and Public Policy programme exists to help policymakers master the implications of the technology revolution and deliver progressive policy and strategy for the 21st century. This short deck explains more about the overall programme and our team culture.

Focus of the role 

The community engagement team is responsible for growing our network of stakeholders and supporters from around the world. We are experimental and purposeful in engaging and building community around the ideas and ambitions of our tech policy programme. We host high quality events around the world, engaging stakeholders from private industry and public sector and form partnerships to amplify our message and generate opportunities for people who share our vision to support our work. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a global, passionate team with an ambitious mission to equip leaders to master the revolution in technology and engage communities at large on key issues in tech and policy to feed into our policy programme. We are optimists who believe in the importance of convening and curating the policy debate, and we are looking for the right candidate to help expand our external engagement and raise the profile of our work in the UK and Europe. 

The post holder will report to our Community Lead based in London and work closely with their community engagement team peers in the US, Africa and Southeast Asia as well as the Institute’s four tech policy units. 

Job Introduction

Job introduction 

The key objectives for the role are to: 

  • Coordinate and implement our community engagement strategy in the region 
  • Deliver events and engagements at a high standard, focused on longtail impact and network building
  • Identify and develop opportunities to showcase our policy thinking to new and prospective audiences 
  • Develop and nurture relationships with policy and industry stakeholders through innovative engagement tactics 

Key Responsibilities

The post holder will: 

  • Contribute to and implement an ambitious community engagement strategy for our tech policy programme, working with the Community Lead and peers in other regions, rooted in regional insight and networks
  • Plan and execute a range of policy events and other community engagement activities, working closely with the tech policy units as well as the Institute’s Political, Comms and leadership teams to achieve Institute-wide objectives for the region 
  • Build a strong network in the region and use this to advance our mission, representing the Institute’s tech policy programme with external stakeholders 

Person Specification

The following criteria must be met:

  • Experience in tech and policy advocacy, events & marketing, public affairs or related
  • Proven project management and operational delivery skills
  • Experience in convening and leading impactful events
  • Excellent project management and understanding of impact-driven work in a policy environment
  • Energetic and highly collaborative with an insatiable curiosity and passion for technology
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, at times ambiguous environment where prioritising and fast thinking is needed to push ideas forward
  • Great writing skills and comfortable building profile publicly around the work
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience

The following is also desirable:

  • An existing industry and/or policy network in the region
  • Experience in liaising with the media and how to tell a compelling story
  • A track record managing and delivering policy events in the UK and Europe

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.