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Reference: 71532

Date Added: 17 June 2019
Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Job Title: Research Assistant

Working For: Reform

Location: London

Salary: £10.55 per hour

Job Details

Reform is recruiting a Research Assistant to join its small and passionate team for six months on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will help produce independent, challenging and authoritative research, and will assist in supporting Reform’s communications and events. You will be a dynamic and motivated individual with a track record of strong research and communication skills, and committed to our core principles.

Reform has been the leading think tank at the heart of Westminster’s efforts to transform public services in the interests of all citizens and within sustainable government budgets. It is a non-partisan, independent research charity. Alongside its research, Reform runs around 70 policy events a year, attended by ministers and shadow ministers, other parliamentarians, senior officials, public service leaders, academics and business leaders.

The Research Assistant will work closely with the research team to support Reform’s research programme, including drafting literature reviews and contributing to sections of reports. You will also support Reform’s regular contributions to the policy debate by researching ad hoc policy issues. You will support events, update Reform’s contact database, and participate in regular team meetings. You will contribute to Reform’s online output by writing blog posts and assisting with the weekly newsletter in collaboration with the research team.

It is essential that the candidate demonstrates:

  • Some experience of conducting research on public policy
  • Good organisational and administrative skills, including in prioritising tasks
  • An ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to building and maintaining good professional relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • A First or 2.1 in a relevant discipline, though those with equivalent relevant experience will be considered

Reform is committed to diversity. We will accommodate applications from any interested persons and to make reasonable adjustments at any stage should this be requested.

Closing Date: 15 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Role closes: 9:00am on the closing date

Six month, fixed-term contract

Westminster, London

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 July 2019. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, and be available to work for six months starting as soon as possible.

Application Details

Reform uses the Be Applied website for recruiting purposes. All applications should be submitted using this link: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/vuvb8hc10s

- Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact: recruitment@reform.uk

Website: https://reform.uk/

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