Graduate Associate Opportunity – Deadline 22 June

Wilton Park organises over 60 events a year in the UK and overseas, bringing together leading representatives from the worlds of politics, diplomacy, academia, business, civil society, the military and the media.

We focus on issues of international security, prosperity and justice. Our meetings provide a neutral environment where conflicting views can be expressed and debated openly and calmly, allowing acceptable compromise and resolution to be achieved.

Our priorities include:

The Graduate Associate will work across the organisation, immersing themselves in the work of each team, providing support for the delivery of Wilton Park’s objectives, which are to help develop and deliver a programme of projects and programmes in support of the UK’s foreign policy objectives.

The Graduate Associate will support the production lifecycle of Wilton Park events, working from identification and development of initial policy ideas through to the preparation, project management and delivery of events held at Wiston House or in alternative venues in the UK and overseas.

Application pack

Application form

Equal opportunities questionnaire

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send your completed application form and equal opportunities questionnaire to by 22 June quoting ‘Graduate Associate’ in the subject line. Interviews are likely to be held over the period 2 – 13 July 2018. Please indicate your availability.

Data intelligence handling summer placement for 6 weeks

Directorate: Growth Environment & Transport
Division: Public Protection
Location: Kings Hill
Required hours: 37 per week
Length of commitment: 6 week placement
Reporting to: Natalie Liddiard

Are you keen to gain a rare and exciting experience within an office environment, that would provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about the enforcement functions of a large County Council and handling data about criminal and civil offences? If you do, we want to hear from you as we have an exceptional opportunity available for a student to work with our dynamic, enthusiastic and well-respected team on a high profile project over the summer, gaining excellent experience for your CV and insight into the work of data intelligence.

Purpose of the Role

Kent County Council provides a wide range of services to Kent residents and has a range of statutory responsibilities to fulfil.  Due to the scale and size of Kent, analysis work is undertaken to support the numerous projects that are being undertaken by the Authority.

This project follows on from work completed by a student last summer, to develop and transform intelligence held within the Authority, to provide an actionable intelligence package to led and support the project team.

Kent Country Council Person Specification


  • ECDL training

Skills and abilities:


  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of people
  • Computer independence


  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Intelligence Model, intelligence gathering and analytical techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the restriction and best practice concerning intelligence sharing.


  • Good understanding of databases, how they work, and be able to interpret their output.

Due to the sensitive nature of the intelligence and systems that will be accessed as part of this project, the successful candidate will need to be vetted by Kent Police to NPPV Level 2. There is no charge for this. The process takes between 6-8 weeks and must be passed before the placement commences. However, all applications will be accepted, and Intel realise that the timescales are flexible with the start date. The successful candidate will not be able to start until vetting has been received anyway.

Please register your interest in the role with Natalie Liddiard on 03000 413407 or by email

Informal Interviews will be held in Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent.

Graduate Research Job Opportunity

Closing Date: 2 July 2018
Job Title: Graduate Research Executive (GRE)
Working For: BMG Research
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £18,000-£23,000 DOE + Benefits + Company Bonus Scheme

We are growing. We have another role available at BMG; in our Social Research team. The position is best suited to either graduates or Research Executives with less than 2 years’ experience.

We require candidates who can demonstrate strong organisation skills, a willingness to learn, those who are self-assured but not arrogant, and those who like to take on challenging tasks, whatever they may be.

To be successful, candidates will have a strong desire to learn, hold a minimum of a 2:1-degree qualification or equivalent, are numerate with a good understanding of collating and analysing data. Candidates will already have a detailed understanding of primary research methods and are looking to pursue a career in a fast-paced, fun and exciting research setting.

Relevant training and skills development opportunities will be provided to the successful candidates, who will also join the BMG Graduate Training Program.

Key Responsibilities: • Designing questions and topics for research that generate fresh insight for our clients • Basic coding of results and data checking • Carrying out background research to support proposal and report writing • Preparing project materials including job spec forms, coding and data analysis specs • Assisting with qualitative research, including recruitment and preparation of materials • Providing support on the analysis and presentation of data • Reporting results in a clear, concise and usable way • Writing articles for the BMG Research website

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following: • Excellent written and spoken English accompanied by good numerical skills • An interest in, and knowledge of society, current affairs and politics • An understanding of data and statistics • An ability to write around data/results (to tell an accurate and interesting story) • A full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint • An ability to meet strict deadlines • A keen eye for detail – spotting and correcting errors • A willingness to take on challenging and varied tasks • A professional, can-do attitude

Experience of the following is desirable but not essential:
• SPSS • Primary research and/or fieldwork • Data charting tools

Closing Date: 2 July 2018
Initial Selection Notification Date: Wednesday 5th July 2018
Interview Dates: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th July 2018
Start Dates: Late July OR early August

Application Details
If you believe you are the right candidate, please send a covering letter detailing why we should choose you, and an up-to-date CV to

Please Note
Both covering letters and CVs should be in PDF format only.
All applicants will receive a reply, though not all will receive written feedback. All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a basic DBS check.

Dr Ben Seyd is available to offer advice to students interested in applying: tel. 01227 (82)7584 or e-mail.