Reform Research Trust

Events and Communications Assistant

Reform is recruiting an Events and Communications Assistant to join its small and passionate team for six months on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be involved in organising a portfolio of Reform’s policy events and in delivering Reform’s communications strategy.

Reform runs an annual programme of around 50 policy events a year which bring together senior leaders from across government and the opposition, public services and business to push the public policy debate forward. The Events and Communications Assistant will play a key role in the organisation of a portfolio of these events to ensure they run smoothly and are delivered to a high standard.

Maximising the impact of Reform’s work is crucial to ensure that its research is disseminated and read by its key stakeholders. The successful candidate will be involved in updating content across Reform’s communications channels, including the website and social media. They will work on launching Reform’s reports, including content and media strategy.

Reform is an independent, non-party think tank dedicated to achieving better and smarter public services. Our mission is to set out ideas that will improve public services for all and deliver value for money. We work on core sectors such as health and social care, education, home affairs and justice, and work and pensions. Our work also covers issues that cut across these sectors, including public service design and delivery and digital public services. We are determinedly independent and strictly non-party in our approach.

Core responsibilities

  • Assist the delivery of a portfolio of Reform’s policy events, including managing the RSVP process, producing event materials and on-the-day logistics

  • Assist with Reform’s communications strategy, including updating content across Reform’s communications channels and working on report launches

  • Maintain accurate records in the database and update where appropriate

Other responsibilities

  • Support the wider work of the events, communications and fundraising team where appropriate to fulfil business needs

  • To undertake other reasonable duties as specified by a Director, and to contribute to the general development of Reform

Person specification

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to multi-task and work under pressure

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • A positive and can-do approach

How to apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from Thursday 10 January 2019 to 9am, Thursday 7 February 2019. Please note, an appointment may be made before the stated closing date.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact candidates who are not selected for interview. Late applications will not be considered.

Reform recruits for its positions using a blind recruitment process via BeApplied. No CVs or cover letters should be submitted as part of your application. Any identifiers in your answers to questions should also be removed.

Please apply using the BeApplied website. The application process you will find on BeApplied is outlined in further information below:

  • Fill out more information about your education, skills, work and volunteering experience.

  • Answer some general questions related to the organisation and the role.

  • Don’t forget that you should not submit either a cover letter or your CV as part of the application.


Thank you for considering applying for a job at Reform. We are really looking forward to reading your application.

Role posted - 2019-01-07T17:30:10Z 5:30pm, 7th Jan 2019 GMT