Research Officer (Closed)

Role: Research Officer
Location: Hybrid - from home and Westminster, London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5.30pm
Start date: July 2021
Contract length: Permanent
Reporting to: Head of Research
Salary: Up to £25,500K pa
Closing date: 10 June 2022

 

How to Apply

Please send acover letter explaining your reasons for applying and how you meet the person specification along with your CV to Tom Brufatto at [email protected] by midday on 10th June 2022.

Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach. We will not approach your referrees without informing you first.

Interviews may take place before the closing date, and we may decide to appoint a successful candidate ASAP. 

Please put the job title in the subject of your email.

 

About Best for Britain

Best for Britain is the UK's leading nonpartisan advocacy group upholding internationalist values. We're fighting to build close ties with Europe and the rest of the world, as well as promoting democratic values at home. We take pride in our all-party approach to political campaigning and the leading market research and polling that we produce. 

The Role

In this role you will work closely with the Head of Research  and Research Manager to deliver Best for Britain’s research and policy agenda. Key projects include the APPG on Coronavirus, the UK Trade and Business Commission and Best for Britain’s work scrutinising UK Government Bills.  

The successful candidate will contribute to the running of our team’s day-to-day operations by producing briefings, research materials as well as supporting and preparing key meetings with high–level stakeholders. 

The successful candidate will work closely with our press, political and campaigns teams in order to maximise the impact  of this important work. 

This role will suit someone with strong research and analytical skills, with a keen interest in politics. They will be organised and have the ability to produce high quality research and briefing materials while working to tight deadlines.  The successful candidate will also have the ability to create strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. 

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the delivery of key projects, including the APPG on Coronavirus, the UK Trade and Business Commission and our work scrutinising UK Government Bills
  • Assisting with the organisation and administration of meetings and events
  • Attending and supporting meetings with internal and high-level external stakeholders, including parliamentarians and high-profile external organisations
  • Carrying out research to support the production of briefings for parliamentarians  
  • Producing research material and other delivery requirements of the team
  • Drafting internal communications

Person Specification

Essential

  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to produce accurate work while working to challenging deadlines
  • A keen interest in , politics,current affairs and how the UK Parliament works
  • Ability to read,  analyse and evaluate information quickly and effectively
  • Familiar with G Suite including Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive
  • Organised and able to handle operational activities such as scheduling meetings, helping to prepare in-person and virtual events and evidence hearings
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Reliable, resilient and able to juggle multiple priorities in a constantly-changing campaign environment
  • Able to take initiative and work independently. Proactive in coming up with ideas and following them through
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Affinity with Best for Britain’s political aims and values

Desirable

  • Professional experience of working in a political environment and with legislative material
  • Experience working with CMS systems
  • Experience working across disciplines and different teams
  • Experience of using CRM tools
  • Experience of using Squarespace

Application Process

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter to Tom Brufatto at jobs@bestforbritain.org by midday on 10th June 2022. Please include your reasons for applying, and explain how you meet the person specification.

Equal Opportunities

Best for Britain is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe that this makes us a dynamic and effective organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, class or any other protected characteristic.

Our roles and culture are inclusive and we can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have any particular requirements, do get in touch.

Any questions? Get in touch with Tom Brufatto at jobs@bestforbritain.org

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