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Reference: 74898

Date Added: 10 March 2020
Closing Date: 6 April 2020

Job Title: Policy Manager (Children and Young People)

Working For: Guide Dogs

Location: London

Salary: £44,365 - £46,973 per annum (plus London weighting if appropriate)

Job Details

Guide Dogs aims for a future where every person with vision impairment has the confidence and support they need to live their life to the full. We deliver life-changing services and seek to positively influence society through our policy and campaigning work.

We are seeking a Policy Manager (Children and Young People) to take a lead role in developing our Policy and Campaigns Team’s work around the needs of children and young people with vision impairment and their families.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience of working in a policy role combined with knowledge of models of service delivery within health, education or social care settings preferably in relation to children and families. Experience of producing formal documents such as position papers or consultation responses is essential. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they understand how government departments and/or local authorities work and how to influence their agendas appropriately.

This role is 9am to 5pm, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Closing Date: 6 April 2020

Interview/Start Dates

An anticipated interview date for shortlisted candidates of Tuesday 21 April.

Application Details

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications. 

Please find more information here: https://jobs.guidedogs.org.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01001340 

**Please be advised that this Job Board will not be available from 5pm on Wednesday 11th March until Friday 20th March.**

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Website: http://guidedogs.org.uk

Additional Notes

REMOVED 12/03/20- This role has been removed at the request of the original advertiser. Please do not apply for this role.