Support the
Henry Jackson

Our work is only possible through the generosity of private philanthropy. Find out how you can support our mission and can contribute to our work.

Members' log in

Staff Vacancies

Staff vacancies

PA/Office Manager 

Salary: £22,000-£28,000

Closing date: 22nd April 2018

The Role

The role is to act as the personal assistant and provide administrative support to the Associate Director, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director (C-Suite) in addition to occasional support to four middle-managers, as well as functioning as the Office Manager to the wider team.

Key Duties

  • Act as the first point of contact for the C-Suite with people both from inside and outside the organisation as appropriate for each of the roles.
  • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate.
  • Organising meetings and teleconferences.
  • Collecting, recording and processing C-Suite expenses and receipts.
  • To prepare relevant documents and taking minutes at a range of meetings including staff meetings and management meetings. 
  • Guest-lists and invites for private events and other events as required; liaising internally and externally on guest lists; sending out invites; and compiling the RSVPs.
  • Monitoring and recording expenses and petty cash an assisting the COO with the weekly payment run.
  • Ensuring the office is adequately stocked with stationery, kitchen and cleaning supplies.
  • To assist the COO on IT and systems maintenance as and when required.
  • To ensure the office environment is neatly presented at all times.
  • Overseeing office maintenance as and when necessary.
  • Liaising with office suppliers i.e. IT providers, cleaning staff and building management.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for operational queries from all staff.

Key Skills

  • GCSE English and maths or equivalent
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Impeccable proven attention to detail in an administrative role
  • Used to working with teams and integrating quickly into them
  • Ability to handle high-pressured environments
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proactive individual with strong ability to chase various stakeholders each week and continuously think one step ahead

To apply please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Dr Alan Mendoza to

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the New Middle East

Salary: £35,000- £50,000

Closing date 26th April 2018

The Centre for the New Middle East (CNME) at The Henry Jackson Society undertakes high-quality, in-depth research on geopolitical, ideological, military, and security developments across the Middle East.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic background and experience in producing policy-relevant research and analysis as it relates to the contemporary Middle East. This experience may have been gained within government, think tanks, advocacy, the private sector, or academia. S/he will possess strategic vision, have excellent written and communication skills, and have a history of engaging with various stakeholders.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background, and experience conducting fieldwork, in or on: the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); Iran; Iraq; Israel; Palestine; and Syria. Knowledge of extremism and terrorism within these geographic areas, as well as geopolitical and strategic trends, would be an added bonus.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess a clear, analytical, and logical writing style;
  • Be hard-working and motivated, with exacting attention to detail;
  • Have completed a post-graduate degree in the field;
  • Have experience using qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies;
  • Have a proven track record of written of publications relating to the Middle East;
  • Have a strong interest in current events and trends related to the Middle East;
  • Be fluent in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Turkish or another regional language.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop a prominent role in one of London’s leading think tanks.

Key Duties

  • To conceptualise, plan, and execute research projects on issues relating to the Middle East.
  • To contribute to, and support, other ongoing projects relating to the Middle East.
  • To develop your own expertise as it relates to the Middle East.
  • To provide feedback on, edit, and peer review colleagues’ research output.
  • To develop research proposals and assist with the fundraising process for CNME.
  • To provide thought leadership on current events by engaging in public speaking and media commentating.
  • To serve as a key team player in a high-paced environment.

Additional duties may be assigned by the Director of Research, Deputy Director, Executive Director, or others as appropriate.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Dr Alan Mendoza to

Business Development Manager

Salary: £28,000 – 35,000 + commission

Closing date – 13th April 2018

The Role

The Business Development Manager will be lead generating and selling sponsorships, exhibitions, corporate membership including new products and services.  Due to additional commercial capability and development plans, The Henry Jackson Society is looking for someone who can manage a portfolio of outbound sales, business development and account management. This is a new role and you will have the opportunity to help shape and develop a portfolio selling corporate membership, multi-platform media, training and development as well as publishing products and events.

The ideal candidate should be:

  • Hard working with a high pace of work
  • Ambitious and financially driven
  • Articulate, intelligent and well presented
  • Ability to build rapport
  • Understands and enjoys the sales process
  • Strong, proven seller with excellent sales figures
  • Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden knowledge
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and products / ability to manage own time
  • Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities
  • Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Willing to travel


  • Research the market and qualify/generate new leads;
  • Conduct face to face meetings and sell over the phone to senior leaders in target markets;
  • Close sales in line with key timelines and deadlines;
  • Manage and implement deliverables according to any contracts;
  • Reporting of key performance figures and measurables as required;
  • Build sales pipeline and provide quantitative reporting to line manager;
  • Help to develop new products and packages;
  • Maintain all commercial data on the CRM system.

Such other duties may be assigned by the Executive Director or their nominee.

See here for the full job description.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Dr Alan Mendoza to