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Reference: 59172

Date Added: 24 January 2017
Closing Date: 17 March 2017

Job Title: Researcher, Scotland Policy Conferences

Working For: Westminster Forum Projects

Location: Bracknell, Berkshire

Salary: Competitive

Job Details

Help produce conferences that help move forward thinking on some of the most important policy issues for Scotland being examined by policymakers and stakeholders.

Policy areas where conferences are being planned include primary care, integration, education, creative industries, renewable energy, palliative care, data protection, skills and housing. Please see our website for further details on the programme.

Our events:
• Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial;
• Important occasions for policymakers in the Scottish Parliament and Government, those affected by the issues and other interested parties.

The role:
• Highly demanding but very rewarding - in a company that is commercially focused and expanding, but with a strong ethical heart;
• Part of a small team working on all aspects of event production;
• Following latest policy developments and news from the sector - and researching issues, possible speakers and contacts;
• Drafting agendas and promotional text for the seminars;
• Liaising with speakers and chairs; and
• Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions held in Edinburgh.

What we’re looking for:
• Quick learners who can hit the ground running;
• Some solid work experience - in policy, conference production, journalism, public affairs or similar fields;
• Bright graduates with exceptional aptitude and professional outlook will also be considered;
• Practical focus and passionate about helping achieve our mission of providing policy makers with the context to make best decisions;
• Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills - and quick to learn;
• Ability to assimilate information quickly, identify key issues from a range of stakeholder viewpoints (in line with our core proposition of impartiality); and
• Clear, stylish accurate writing is essential.

Closing Date: 17 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Immediate.

Application Details

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Jo Hibburt (HR Officer) indicating current salary and why you believe you would be suitable for the role – joanne.hibburt@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Website: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

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