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Reference: 79487

Date Added: 22 July 2021
Closing Date: 26 July 2021

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: Wilton Park

Location: West Sussex

Salary: £24,300 - £28,684

Length of Contract: 24 months

Job Details

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 FCDO’s Foreign Policy and Development Priority Objectives (FPDPOs) and the UK’s overarching foreign and development 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
  • 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; support colleagues in the identification of new funding streams and sponsorship opportunities
  • Use Wilton Park’s Knowledge Information Management system (KIM); and open source research, 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 FCDO, partners/across government; internal customers and posts
  • Identify event outputs and related outcomes, working with the Impact and Evidence Manager to enable event monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide timely, high quality policy support to the senior colleagues, draft meeting and call briefs, speaking notes and event-related briefs as required

Organisational support

  • Support strategic communications and campaigns
  • Actively engage and network with sponsors, partners and event participants

Other duties as required

  • 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

Closing Date: 26 July 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time 1700

Interview date: w/c 9 August 2021

Application Details

For full details of this post and how to apply, please visit our website https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/careers/vacancies/policy-officer/ 

Website: https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/

Additional Notes