Policy & Partnerships Officer (Social Security)
About the role
Our client is looking to appoint a Policy and Partnerships Officer to join us to help deliver their vision of a prosperous UK without poverty!
You will work within the social security 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 a better social security system.
Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK. They don’t believe that’s right. That’s why they’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and deliver solutions to poverty across the UK.
As the successful candidate, you will have a strong interest in social security policy and practice, and knowledge of UK poverty and related policy areas. You will have a passion for what they do and experience of monitoring, evaluating and implementing change based on data and user evaluation and analysis.
Whilst knowledge of the social security system (particularly relating to people with disabilities or health conditions) 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 an ability to quickly acquire 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. Experience of working on policy issues in a participatory way with vulnerable groups would be particularly welcome, though not essential.
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 we 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 30th June 2019
Interviews will be held in York on Wednesday 18th July 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 share 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.
Their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
Our client believes in being inclusive and 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 or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.
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