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Research and Policy Support Officer

  • £16 - £17 per hour

Central London

2 months - part time for full time

£17p/h

I have an exciting opportunity, working with a leading government body as an interim Research and Policy Support Officer. This role is for a period of 2 months with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have proven experience of policy briefing in a political environment, demonstrable research skills, and highly organised approach to their work. In this role, the successful candidate will be provide core research and policy briefings, advice and support to the high profile individuals.

What will I be doing in this role?

  1. To provide core research and policy briefings, advice and support to the Assembly Member(s) across the range of their functions
  1. To act as the first point of contact for the allocated Assembly Member(s) for all people within and without the organisation, representing the views and interests of the Member(s) in an effective and professional manner, and dealing with a wide range of internal and external people and organisations.
  1. To manage all correspondence (including electronic) and casework received by the Member(s) concerned as required.
  1. To work with the senior press officer to provide pro-active public affairs support to the Assembly Member(s), including producing policy or constituency issue reports to publication standard.
  1. To take primary responsibility for the co-ordination of the given Assembly Member(s) work for Assembly meetings, in liaison with the Head of Office and other colleagues.

What do I need to be successful in this post?

  1. Demonstrable research skills, to enable quick and effective grasp of information from a range of sources on a wide range of policy topics, and proven experience of policy briefing in a political / public sector organisation.
  1. Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills, including experience of writing a range of different styles of document for different audiences, often within very short timescales; experience of producing information specifically for media work and/or briefings for media interviews; the ability to use a range of software and media.
  1. Experience of working directly with influential, high profile people in a pressured environment and in dealing with confidential/sensitive issues and documents; the ability to work in a politically complex organisation and apply political awareness.

If you are immediately available and have the relevant skills and experience, get in touch today!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Interim Project Manager (3-4 Months)

Kings Cross, London

£180-£200 per day

The IOP is a global membership network and charity at the forefront of the Physics community. They run a range of programmes that deliver an impact across education and business and work closely with policymakers to create increased awareness and understanding of the value that physics holds for all of us.

The IOP is passionate about recognition within this sector and has an established and widely recognised Awards scheme. These awards reflect the breadth of work in the physics community - spanning academia, industry, education, and outreach. This is a busy and exciting time for the team, so they are now looking to take on a confident, data-driven Project Manager to support this programme for a period of 3 -4 months.

What would I be doing on a day to day basis?

This is a diverse role with a variety of responsibilities and the successful candidate will work with teams across the organisation. Your day to day task will be split into the following areas:

Groups:

  • Ensure successful delivery of 50 Groups managing governance, committees, budgets, member participation and digital presence as well as progressing potential new groups

Business Innovation & Growth Group:

  • Build a delivery schedule for Business Innovation and Growth Group (network to support entrepreneurs and physicists/innovators in small, medium and large businesses), running workshops and events across nations and regions
  • Run sector-focussed open innovation programmes to address industry challenges

Awards:

  • Deliver the IOP's prestigious Awards programme (science awards, honorary fellows, Philips award), including coordination across other departments and marketing to stakeholders
  • Increase engagement and impact of Business awards, ensuring high value to winners

General:

  • Identify and manage partnerships to add value to programmes, adding delivery capacity and expanding market reach
  • Lead business innovation and entrepreneurial workshops to support entrepreneurial physicists and start-up businesses.
  • Manage relationships with senior level stakeholders including the Institute's members, it's Science & Innovation and Groups Committee members, as well as political, academic and industrial contacts

What do I need to be successful in this post?

  • You will be a natural self-starter, with lots of energy and a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to prioritise, and coordinate multiple projects and competing work demands.
  • Ability to see the "big picture" while managing several small projects.
  • Comfortable reporting works orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use software applications including advanced skills in Salesforce, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

I am thrilled to be supporting the IOP with this dynamic post, so if you are looking to join a progressive and vibrant organisation, apply today!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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