2020 Wilton Park UK Policy Officer Recruitment

Deadline: February 14, 2020.

Working across the Policy and Delivery Teams and across the organisation, provide event specific policy support to ensure effective identification, development and delivery of Wilton Park’s programme of events in support of Wilton Park’s strategic plan, the FCO’s Foreign Policy Priority Objectives (FPPOs) and the UK’s overarching foreign policy objectives.


• Work with Policy and Delivery Teams, provide event specific policy support to ensure effective development and delivery of events in the UK and overseas, potentially including international travel

• Research potential programme topics, identify potential partners and participants relating to Wilton Park’s priority themes

• Provide intellectual and policy support for programme development and delivery, including drafting concept notes for sharing with partners and sponsors

• Research potential partners for Wilton Park activities; help identify funding streams and sponsorship opportunities

• Use Wilton Park’s Knowledge Information Management system (KIM); and open sources, identify potential speakers and participants, adding to KIM as required and liaise directly with speakers or participants to secure their participation and/or identify alternatives

• Manage event participant and speaker lists and attendance through liaising with partners; FCO departments and posts

• Identify event outputs and related outcomes, working with the Impact and Evidence Manager to enable event monitoring and evaluation Support to the Chief Executive

• Work with the Chief Executive’s private office, provide timely, high quality policy support to the Chief Executive. Draft meeting and call briefs, speaking notes and event-related briefs

• Support strategic communications and campaigns

• Representational duties, for example attendance at Wilton Park events receptions and dinners, including note taking if required

• Actively engaging and networking with sponsors, partners and event participants

• Take notes in conferences, meetings and calls; support the lead Programme Director reviewing draft conference reports

• Actively engage in Wilton Park Learning and Development activities including via the Diplomatic Academy, Civil Service Learning and SAFE training

• Comply with UK health and safety requirements


• Graduate with 2.1 degree from a recognised university

• 12 months relevant work experience, with a demonstrable interest in international relations and/or global affairs

• Ability to problem solve, research topics and information gather to successfully inform own work

• Demonstrate strong people and organisational skills; and the willingness and ability to cope in a dynamic and challenging environment

• Ability to demonstrate a collaborative work style and willingness to take on different roles

• Ability to work at pace and effectively time-manage, and maintain accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to understand requirement for confidentiality

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong IT and numerical skills

• Understanding, experience or demonstrable interest in a policy area of our work

• Climate change knowledge or experience

• Be positive, creative, flexible and driven, with a passion for learning – showing commitment to, and interest in self-development

• An ability to show sensitivity and to see issues from other people’s perspectives

• Good understanding of and ability to use a range of Microsoft Office and Excel packages


Candidate pack

Application form

Diversity monitoring form

Please send in your completed application form and diversity monitoring form to recruitment3@wiltonpark.org.uk

OFFICIAL LINK: https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/careers/vacancies/

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