Researcher - Education Forum

Marketing, PR
Job Type:
Full Time
South East

Bracknell, Berkshire

Our client, based in Bracknell, is recruiting for a Researcher - Education Forum to help produce conferences that help move forward thinking on some of the most important policy issues in education policy being examined by policymakers and stakeholders.

• 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 their Parliamentary chairs
• Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of their seminars and receptions held in Westminster and elsewhere in the UK

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.

The company:
• Their work enjoys considerable support from legislators, government, industry, the third sector, and amongst interest groups
• Based in their head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, with convenient rail and road links, and occasional work in Westminster and other conference locations
• An expanding organisation with plenty of opportunities for career progression for the right candidates
• People who work here are encouraged to develop, take on added responsibilities and move up in the organisation

• Experience/academic background in the education sector
• A quick learner who can hit the ground running
• Some solid work experience - in education policy, conference production, journalism, public affairs or similar fields
• Bright graduates with exceptional aptitude and professional outlook coupled with a demonstrated interest in the education field will also be considered
• Practical focus and passionate about helping achieve their 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

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