New opportunity: Events and Administration Assistant

A fantastic opportunity to join the Social Market Foundation - Britain's leading cross-party think tank - in a role supporting the delivery of our events and day-to-day activities. Applications close on Friday 7 August at midday.

We are seeking a hard-working and organised candidate to assist with the SMF’s busy events programme and office administration. This is an opportunity to join a small team running a think-tank at the heart of Westminster.

Reporting to the Head of Events and Partnerships, the candidate will assist with the project management of the SMF’s events in Westminster and at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative autumn party conferences.

The role will also involve the general management of the SMF’s Westminster office and administration for the team.

We see this as an entry-level position for a candidate who is looking to gain experience in event planning and office management. This role may be suited to a recent college or university graduate but please note that we do not require applicants to have a specific qualification level.

How to apply

  • Download the job description here
  • Applications should be sent to with the header “Events and Office Administrator”. Please carefully read the application process outlined in the job description.
  • Applicants are also asked to complete and return a diversity monitoring form with their applications. This is optional and can be downloaded here.


  • The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 7 August 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial interview – to be held via Zoom – during the week starting 10 August.

The SMF is an equal opportunities employer and all our jobs are open to anyone, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds are poorly represented in Westminster-based institutions and employers.



  • Download the job description
  • Download an equality and diversity monitoring form

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