Fixed-term jobs with a not-for-profit start-up

24 March 2015

A Hertford alumnus has been in touch to encourage recent Hertford graduates to apply for a fixed-term contract for a not-for-profit start-up.

Mark Oliver is a Hertford alumnus who is founder and CEO of a strategy advisory boutique called Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates. Before setting up O&O Mark was the BBC's first Head of Strategy from 1989 to 1995. 

Mark is setting up a new not-for-profit venture called TheBrief. The aim is to create a current affairs and policy website that brings the approach of high end strategy advisers to policy issues facing the UK and the developed world, and produce succinct and thorough briefings that cover the trends, issues and potential solutions.

Mark and his team are looking for bright and enthusiastic graduates to work for 2 to 3 months from April to June to create sample briefings to help them raise funding. If the company receives funding, the position has the potential to develop into a permanent role. The three subjects for research are :

  1. UK energy policy - how to stop the lights going out?
  2. immigration - is UK immigration too high?
  3. EU - should the UK stay in or leave?

Each researcher will work alongside an experienced current affairs TV producer and an expert in the field with experience of advising governments at the highest levels. Researchers can work from home, and will earn between £1000 and £3000 depending on experience. All related expenses, including internet, telephone and travel, will be fully covered.

Click here for further details and contact michael [dot] attwell [at] gmail [dot] com for further enquiries.