Westminster Forum Projects

Since lockdown, we have been organising our full programme of conferences online. We will continue online until further notice, to ensure we play our part in helping our employees and delegates to remain safe during this time. We are pleased that so many key stakeholders, policymakers and other interested parties - both old friends and new delegates - are taking up the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and network at our impartial seminars. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time. So there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are. For booking-related queries, or information on speaking, please email us at info@forumsupport.co.uk or contact us using one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +44 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244.
For delegates already booked on, we will send you the online joining instructions (including links, event numbers and passwords) five working days before your conference. If you cannot find these in your inbox please email delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk

Editorial Research Assistant

Apply by: ASAP
Salary: Competitive
Level: Graduate

Be part of the team that prepares the conferences we run on some of the most important policy issues being examined by legislators, governments and stakeholders.

Please see our website for further details on the programme.

Our events:

  • Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial; and
  • Important occasions for policymakers in governments, parliaments and assemblies, as well as businesses, charity and action groups, professional organisations, academics, and others that are interested in or affected by the issues.

The role:

  • Opportunity to establish a career working in a demanding but very rewarding environment - in a company that is commercially focused and growing, but with a strong ethical heart;
  • Assist in making sure the right people are invited to attend our conferences so they are inclusive as possible and no interested parties are left out of discussing important developments
  • Researching issues, emerging trends, possible speakers and contacts across the policy landscape to a brief;
  • Liaising with speakers and our Parliamentary chairs; and
  • Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions held online, in Westminster and elsewhere in the UK.

What we’re looking for:

  • Quick learners - interested in the policy process - able to hit the ground running; and
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills - and quick to learn.
  • 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; and
  • Clear, stylish accurate writing is essential.

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

The company:

  • 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;
  • Based in our lively, friendly head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, with convenient rail and road links, and occasionally at conference locations;

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