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Reference: 73400

Date Added: 12 November 2019
Closing Date: 11 January 2020

Job Title: Researcher, Scotland Policy Conferences

Working For: Westminster Forum Projects

Location: Bracknell

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 telecoms infrastructure, improving care provision, renewables investment and children’s mental health.

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;
• Part of a small team working on all aspects of event production;
• Following latest policy developments and news relating to policy issues affecting Scotland 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;
• Some solid work experience - in policy, conference production, journalism and public affairs;
• Bright graduates with exceptional aptitude and professional outlook;
• 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;
• Ability to assimilate information quickly, identify key issues from a range of stakeholder viewpoints; and
• Clear, stylish accurate writing is essential.

There's a high degree of fast-paced multi-tasking but support from senior editorial staff and the rest of the 80-strong team is always on hand.

The company:
• Scotland Policy Conferences (SPC) is a division of Westminster Forum Projects, a market leader in organising impartial, senior-level seminars on public policy;
• Our work enjoys considerable support from legislators, government, professional bodies, industry and the third sector in Scotland;
• SPC conferences take place in Edinburgh, but the company is based in our lively, friendly head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, with convenient rail and road links; and
• An expanding organisation with plenty of opportunities for career progression for the right candidates.

Closing Date: 11 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply please email your CV and covering letter indicating current salary and why you believe you would be suitable for the role – recruitment@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk 

Website: http://westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

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