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Reference: 77461

Date Added: 18 February 2021
Closing Date: 14 March 2021

Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor

Working For: Action for Children

Location: London

Salary: Circa £37,000 plus Inner London Weighting

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

35 Hours – Full time

Speaking up and making life better for children, young people and their families.

The role
Our vision is that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood. We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.
We are looking for an exceptional Senior Policy Advisor to join our high performing Policy and Campaigns Team. Through working on areas such as early intervention and child mental health you will influence the agenda for children through effective policy and research.
We will consider job share applications for this post as well as full time applications. If you are applying for a job share, please state this clearly in your application form. This role is based from our London office (WC2B 5DG) and we anticipate a degree of flexibility around the amount of days you will be required to be based in the office. This can be discussed at interview stage.

You will make a difference by:
- Leading an ambitious programme of policy work and developing our evidence base in key areas.
- Maximising opportunities to make change happen, delivering integrated projects with public affairs, campaigns and children's services colleagues.
- Ensuring the views of children, parents and staff are at the centre of all our work.
- Supporting the strategic development of policy priorities and our vision for the future.

You will need:
- A track record of influencing decision makers to deliver policy change.
- The ability to analyse and interpret complex data to make the case for children.
- Experience of carrying out and commissioning new research.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- A passion to make a difference to children's lives.
- An understanding of early intervention or mental health issues (desirable).

Closing Date: 14 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are scheduled for 22nd March 2021.

Application Details


Website: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

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