We are looking for an ambitious, organised research assistant to help produce conferences - focused on energy industry market development, regulation, policy and related issues - as part of the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum team.
Please see our website for further details on currently publicised future conferences.
- Westminster Forum Projects is a market leader in organising impartial, senior-level seminars on public policy, growing consistently for more than 15 years
- Our work enjoys considerable support from legislators, government, professional bodies, industry, the third sector, and amongst interest groups
- We all work based at home with occasional face to face meetings.
- Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial
- Important occasions for legislators across the UK, government policy officials and regulators - as well as businesses, environmental groups, researchers and analysts, legal and financial experts, local authorities and community organisations, and others who are interested in or affected by the important current and emerging issues being examined
- Making a career in a demanding but very rewarding environment - in a company that is commercially focused and growing, but with a strong ethical heart
- Researching issues, emerging trends, possible speakers and contacts across the policy landscape to a brief
- Helping make sure conferences are as up-to-date, relevant and inclusive as possible, with no interested parties left out of discussing important developments
- Drafting agendas, invitations to delegates and speakers, and text for our website
- Liaising with speakers and Parliamentary chairs
- Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions - online, in Westminster and elsewhere in the UK.
What we’re looking for:
- Solid work experience - in policy, conference production, journalism, public affairs or similar fields
- Quick learners - interested in the policy process and with a specific focus energy policy and regulation - able to hit the ground running
- Insightful thinkers, with creativity and a knack for seeing opportunities for discussion - as well as being keen followers of news and current events
- Clear, stylish, accurate writing - and great overall communication skills
- Excellent organisational and time management
- A can-do attitude, strong sense of responsibility, and natural willingness to help colleagues
- Bright graduates - with exceptional aptitude and a professional outlook - will also be considered
There's a high degree of fast-paced multi-tasking but support from senior editorial staff and the rest of the team is always on hand.
The job comes with plenty of opportunities for career progression - people who work here are encouraged to develop, take on added responsibilities and move up in the organisation.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating current salary and why you believe you would be suitable for the role.