Policy & Partnerships Officer (Work)

York or London
£28,683 per annum (£33,683 if London based)
04 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility

About the role
Our Client is looking to appoint a Policy and Partnerships Officer to join them to help deliver their vision of a prosperous UK without poverty!

You will work within the ‘work and employers’ area, developing credible policies and solutions which will have a real positive impact on solving poverty. You will work with colleagues across the organisation and help find and build exciting partnerships with others. You will support the development, piloting and testing of innovative approaches to policy and solutions to enable more people to find a route out of poverty through work.

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK. They don’t believe that’s right. That’s why they’ve made it their mission to solve it. Our client’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and deliver solutions to poverty across the UK.  

About you
As the successful candidate, you will have a strong interest in labour markets and employment policy and practice, and knowledge of UK poverty and related policy areas. You will have a passion for what we do and experience of monitoring, evaluating and implementing change based on data and user evaluation and analysis. 

Whilst knowledge of labour markets, employment and skills policy and/or influencing employer practice  would be beneficial, it is not essential. An interest and understanding of poverty and of one or more of our core areas (work/social security/housing) is required, as is having the ability to quickly build up knowledge. A team player with excellent communication skills and strong political sensitivity, you will have the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including people with experience of poverty and senior and influential individuals.

About us
Our Client is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. They are built on trust, show they care, and exist to make a difference.

They work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.

They believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - they just need more people to believe it too.

To make their vision a reality they need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus they need to change some of what they do and how they do it. So, they’re embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see them become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.

If you share their passion, then they need to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019

In support of their approach to flexible working they are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to undertake the role on a part time basis. 

When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.

Our commitment to diversity
They are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. BAME groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. They shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

Our client is inclusive and committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. They are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.  

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