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Reference: 61209

Date Added: 19 June 2017
Closing Date: 2 July 2017

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: Shelter

Location: London

Salary: £30,369 - £31,660 PA plus excellent benefits

Job Details

Shelter is looking for a good communicator with knowledge of housing and social policy to join us as a Policy Officer to creatively develop Shelter’s policy and influencing on housing and homelessness issues.

Shelter’s Communications, Policy and Campaigns division leads public campaigning, media, lobbying, research, policy development and online communications to achieve change for the thousands who don’t have a home. As you would expect, our work targets national and local government. Just as importantly however, we target business and consumer behaviour and public attitudes and beliefs too. We also use rigorous research and client experiences to develop policy positions that, if implemented, would help protect people impacted by the growing housing crisis.

Your key responsibilities
• Develop high quality policy outputs and respond to Government initiatives across a range of areas, including the future of housing supply, the housing safety net, affordability and access to housing
• Maintain your knowledge of significant policy developments and statistics in housing, homelessness and social policy to provide rapid responses to external developments and demands
• Help shape and implement strategies to deliver our policy and campaign objectives
• Build relationships with central and local government officials, other housing organisations, think tanks and stakeholders in the housing and social policy field
• Work together with colleagues and directly with people who are homeless or experiencing housing problems to develop policy solutions which directly address and alleviate bad housing and homelessness.

And what you’ll need
• A proven ability to undertake creative policy development work on specific social and/or economic issues in a wider political context
• Strong communication skills, including a persuasive writing style and ability to positively influence others
• Experience of analysing evidence, including statistical evidence, to assess policy options and develop new ideas, and linking policy outputs to communications activities and campaign objectives
• A proactive, results-driven and commercially aware approach to projects, along with a collaborative way of working.

Closing Date: 2 July 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Closing 11.30pm.

Application Details

For further information about the role, the benefits of working for Shelter and to apply please visit our website via the link 

Website: http://england.shelter.org.uk/

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