LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
We are recruiting for an organisation based in Bracknell and they put together political forums based around various different topics. They are seeking a Researcher to help produce conferences on key policy issues in Food & Nutrition that help move forward thinking for legislators, government and stakeholders. Policy areas where the Forum is currently organising conferences include obesity, domestic agricultural policy, food waste, the future of the food and drink industry and food regulation. The events: • Constructive, inclusive, challenging and strictly impartial; and • Important occasions for policymakers in government, parliament 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: • Highly demanding but very rewarding - in a company that is commercially focused and expanding, but with a strong ethical heart; • Part of a small team working on all aspects of event production; • Following latest policy developments and news from the sector - and researching issues, possible speakers and contacts; • Drafting agendas and promotional text for the seminars; • Liaising with speakers and chairs; and • Attending and contributing to the smooth operation of our seminars and receptions. What they are looking for: • Quick learners who can hit the ground running; • 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; • Practical focus and passionate about helping achieve our mission of providing policy makers with the context to make best decisions; • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills - and quick to learn; • Ability to assimilate information quickly, identify key issues from a range of stakeholder viewpoints (in line with our core proposition of impartiality); • Clear, stylish accurate writing is essential; and • Knowledge of the food and farming sector is preferable but not essential