Researcher, Scotland Policy Conferences

Marketing, PR
Job Type:
Full Time
South East

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

Our client, based in Bracknell, is recruiting for a Researcher, Scotland Policy Conferences to 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 primary care, integration, education, creative industries, renewable energy, palliative care, data protection, skills and housing.

• 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 - 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 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 their seminars and receptions held in Edinburgh

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, professional bodies, industry, the third sector, and amongst interest groups in Scotland
• The conferences take place in Edinburgh, but the company is based in their head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, with convenient rail and road links

• Experience/academic background in one or more areas of Scottish public policy
• Quick learners 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 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 their core proposition of impartiality) and clear, stylish accurate writing is essential

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