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Partnerships and Events Manager or Director

The Fabian Society is seeking a talented and motivated PARTNERSHIPS AND EVENTS MANAGER or DIRECTOR to lead our high-impact programme of conferences and events and build relationships with a broad range of funding partners.


We are strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage applications from people with identities and backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in politics.

The organisation

The Fabian Society has been shaping and influencing politics and public policy for over 130 years.

We are an independent left-wing think tank and democratic membership society with over 7,000 members. We publish articles and reports, conduct research and major inquiries, convene conferences and events and facilitate our members’ political debate and activism across the UK. Our employees share the aims and values of the society and automatically join as members upon appointment.

The society is affiliated to the Labour party though we are editorially and organisationally independent. Four senior frontbenchers sit on our executive committee and our team work closely with senior Labour figures especially as part of our thriving events programme.

With less than 15 months to go until the next UK election, it could not be a more exciting time to take over the leadership of our small but focused events team and have a real impact on UK politics.

About the Post

The role of PARTNERSHIP AND EVENTS MANAGER or DIRECTOR is to coordinate and build the society’s relationships with funders and partners; and successfully lead and deliver an events programme that maximises the society’s political and policy influence and public profile. We are recruiting either a manager or director depending on the successful candidate’s existing skills and experience so as to attract the widest possible pool of applicants.

The job involves playing a key role in planning and delivering the development of relationships with our funding partners. It also includes all aspects of the commissioning, planning, delivery and dissemination of a successful think-tank events programme: contributing to events strategy and developing ideas and themes for events; building relationships with speakers, funders, participants and others; overseeing the effective delivery of events; and managing the work of a team. The post holder will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Fabian Society’s broader political and organisational strategy.

The ideal candidate would have experience in a policy/political environment or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge; aptitude for building external relationships and securing sponsorship; experience of events delivery and management; strong relevant networks and relationships; experience of managing people and budgets; and a strong understanding of and engagement with the Fabian Society’s objectives and values.

Job pack

Application form

Fabian membership

Join the Fabian Society today and help shape the future of the left

You’ll receive the quarterly Fabian Review and at least four reports or pamphlets each year sent to your door

Be a part of the debate at Fabian conferences and events and join one of our network of local Fabian societies

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