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Reference: 61216

Date Added: 19 June 2017
Closing Date: 7 July 2017

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: SCHOOLS NorthEast

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000

Job Details

We’re searching for someone who wants to make a difference to the lives and life chances of schoolchildren across the North East of England.

Passionate about public policy and with the drive and determination to push forward projects that will have lasting impact, you will have a deep desire to bring decision makers together to shape and change education.

Our Policy Officer job is a diverse role that will give you a phenomenal opportunity to make a difference in areas such as the mental health of young people in schools and supporting schools across the region to actively engage in evidence-based learning and development.

You will also be in the ‘crow’s nest’ when it comes to horizon-scanning education policy. We support schools to stay on top of the policy agenda and to understand the implications to them and their pupils.

You will support the charity’s Directors to shape our policy positions. You will provide the ammunition for policy-based campaigns and make sure we are reaching the right stakeholders to ensure our voice is heard within the region and in Westminster.

About us
SCHOOLS NorthEast is the first, and only, regional schools network in the UK. Established and led by serving Head Teachers, we are the representative body for the North East’s 1,300 schools.

We are an inclusive network creating a unique culture of collaboration and mutual support, bringing the expertise of our members to benefit developments within our region. A registered charity and not-for-profit social enterprise, our income is re-invested in improving the education landscape in the North East.
Our vision is of a North East region in which young people are confident, enterprising, skilled and aspiring; learning and developing within well-resourced, nurturing and purposeful school environments.
Examples of recent work includes projecting a clear North East ‘voice’ on national policy changes including the National Funding Formula and Ofqual’s consultation on changes to GCSE/ A Level appeals processes.
We also want to drive change, including exploring approaches to the growing problem of school-aged mental health issues via our Schools-led Commission on Mental Health; and, developing a culture of quality school improvement via our burgeoning Evidence-based Education project.

Closing Date: 7 July 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date 19 July 2017.
Start date: ASAP.

Closing 5pm.

Application Details

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the person specification to: Chris Zarraga c.zarraga@schoolsnortheast.com.
If you are shortlisted, you will be notified by 5pm on Wednesday July 12.

Website: http://www.schoolsnortheast.com

Additional Notes