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Reference: 59173

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

Job Title: Researcher – Westminster Higher Education Forum

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 issues in higher education policy being examined by policymakers and stakeholders.

Please see our website for further details on the current programme which includes conferences examining policy on:
• Degree classification
• Student housing
• Outward student mobility and Erasmus+
• Part-time and mature students
• Integrity in UK research and the Research Excellence Framework
• and much more

Our events:
• Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial
• Important occasions for policymakers in Parliament, Government and regulatory bodies; teachers, schools, parents and children themselves; academics and businesses; and other interested parties

The role:
• Demanding but 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 our Parliamentary chairs
• Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions held in Westminster and elsewhere in the UK

What we are looking for:
• A quick learner 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)
• Clear, stylish accurate writing is essential

There's a high degree of fast-paced multi-tasking but support from senior editorial staff and rest of the 120-strong team is always on hand.

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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