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Project Assistant – Stakeholder Dialogue and Public Engagement.

Dialogue by Design is a small but growing company working at the leading edge of consultation and citizen engagement processes using both the Internet and face-to-face techniques. Our work centres on engagement processes around environmental issues, sustainable development, science and technology, corporate social responsibility and local participation and democracy.

We work in the public and private sectors and over the past two years have run projects for, among others, the Environment Agency, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Bank, the DTI, Small Business Service, Surrey County Council, Bedfordshire County Council, the North West Regional Assembly, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Waste Action, the British Wind Energy Association, the Energy Savings Trust, the Metropolitan police, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) and Kent County Council.

We are looking for a Project assistant who will work with our small team of project managers assisting in the implementation of a range of our projects. A significant portion of the assistant’s time will be spent working projects relating to science, so an interest in public engagement with science would be desirable.

The work will include ;

  • Processing responses to consultations
  • Dealing with enquiries from the public and stakeholders
  • Organising printing, liaising with mailing houses, printers and designers
  • Undertaking and overseeing data entry as required
  • Maintaining computer and paper records
  • Organising meetings and events
  • Recruiting participants

Skills required;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • A good eye for detail
  • Ability to deal with members of the public calmly and politely
  • Accurate VDU data entry

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to tackle a wide range of tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident and mature approach
  • Accurate time keeping

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to Pippa Hyam [email protected]

The deadline for applications is the 18th May with Interviews from 22nd May. Ideally the successful candidate would be able to start in June.

Our offices are based in Thornton Heath, South London (a short train ride from Victoria)

Salary: 14 – 18k depending on experience

Holiday entitlement is 20 days annually, rising to 25 after three years of continuous employment.

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