Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment)
We are currently recruiting for a Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment) to work 37.5 hours per week, at our Head Office in Kings Cross London.
Reference number: 42103
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Kings Cross, London
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £29,707 - £31,033 per annum (Inc. London allowance)
About the role
The Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment) is responsible for influencing public policy in the interests of people with complex communication needs. This role has a particular focus on issues related to welfare benefits and employment.
A key part of the role will be promoting awareness of deafblindness and complex disabilities to external audiences, including local and central government, voluntary organisations and service providers. The successful candidate will work to ensure national and local policy adequately reflects the needs of the children and adults we support.
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
The successful candidate must have the ability to understand and analyse complex policy developments, related to welfare benefits and employment whilst identifying opportunities to influence.
We are looking for someone who is educated to a degree level or equivalent relevant experience. You must be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully influencing national organisations.
Closing date: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Interview date: Thursday 24 August 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.
If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.
Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
No agencies please.
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