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Reference: 59948

Date Added: 17 March 2017
Closing Date: 12 May 2017

Job Title: Researcher – Westminster Social Policy 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 live policy issues affecting communities and society as a whole - notably in the areas of housing, planning, regeneration, charity law and social care.

Please see our website for further details on the current programme.

Our events:

  • Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial; and
  • Important occasions for policymakers in government, parliament and assemblies, as well as businesses, charity and action groups, professional organisations, academics, and others that are interested in or affected by the issues.

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’re 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 100-strong team is always on hand. 

Closing Date: 12 May 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

See http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/vacancies.php

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

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