Researcher – Policy Forum for Northern Ireland

Marketing, PR
Job Type:
Full Time
South East

Bracknell, Berkshire
£18,000 to £20,500 per annum

Our client, based in Bracknell, is looking to recruit a Researcher – Policy Forum for Northern Ireland to help produce conferences that help move forward thinking on some of the most important issues in business policy being examined by policymakers and stakeholders.

• Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial; and important occasions for policymakers in the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Northern Ireland Executive and the other governmental bodies that support their work; for local authorities; for professionals working in the areas such as education, health, infrastructure, energy policy, the environment, media, telecoms and legal policy; for citizens and interest groups; for academics, journalists and commentators; and for a wide range of businesses together with their financial, public affairs and legal advisors

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 Northern Ireland Assembly chairs
• Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions held in Belfast
• The role is based at the company's HQ for producing policy conferences across the UK: a lively, friendly office with convenient rail, road and air links in Bracknell, Berkshire

There's a high degree of fast-paced multi-tasking but support from senior editorial staff and the 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

• Experience/academic background in one or more areas of Northern Ireland public policy
• A quick learner who can hit the ground running
• Some solid work experience - in policy, conference production, journalism, public affairs or similar fields
• We will also consider 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
• Ability to assimilate information quickly, identify key issues from a range of stakeholder viewpoints (in line with their core proposition of impartiality)

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If you would like to apply please send your CV to together with a covering letter explaining why this is the job for you, your salary requirements, notice period and reasons for leaving past and present employment.

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