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Operations Manager

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24 Jul 2019
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

The Tony Blair Institute is a not-for-profit organisation that works with leaders around the world to promote an open and progressive vision for the future. 

Our Technology and Public Policy team focuses on the challenges and opportunities arising from new technologies. Our mission is to take the best thinking on the key issues and turn it into politically realistic policy and strategy, so that progressive leaders in tech and in politics are armed with the arguments necessary to prevail. 

Focus of the Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Institute as a key member of our growing Technology and Public Policy team.  

Our Operations Manager will: 

  • Manage the delivery of the team’s policy products (e.g. reports, articles) 
  • Plan and execute regular events based on the team’s policy work
  • Manage the team’s stakeholder strategy and outreach activities
  • Optimise the team’s office space, tools and processes
  • Track the team’s resource allocation and performance metrics
  • Forecast the team’s budget and monitor activity against this
  • Plan for future growth (e.g. adding new staff and / or locations) 

You will achieve this by being entrepreneurial, highly organised and by building great working relationships with your fellow team members. You will work particularly closely with the Executive Director to set the team up for success, be a champion for an open and collaborative team culture, and be an essential link with other teams across the organisation. Although you will not be directly responsible for developing the team’s policy thinking and products, you will take a keen interest in the topics the team is working on and be able to describe them confidently to others.     

The role will be based in London, with occasional international travel. 

What We Look For in Our People:
To be successful in this role you will need to be closely aligned with the Institute’s outlook and mission, have a genuine interest in tech and policy / politics, and be confident working on your own initiative to get results. 

You will have the following skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Experience in a modern high-stakes environment, for example in a tech business, startup or in government  
  • Confident working independently and collaboratively at pace 
  • Experience using data and analysis to generate business insights
  • Highly driven to anticipate challenges and devise practical solutions
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Great interpersonal skills and at ease dealing with a wide range of people
  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • A keen interest in tech policy and political issues 

The following are also desirable: 

  • Direct experience in a related role e.g. project manager, product manager, delivery manager, business development, communications, events 
  • A relevant professional network 

How to apply 

For general enquries about the role please contact 

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the team’s requirements. The closing date for applications is Wed 24 July 2019, and interviews will take place in London on Wed 7 and Thu 8 August 2019. 

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