Senior Policy Officer (Welfare)
This is an exciting opportunity to help this charity to secure tangible changes for people with MS. Reporting to the Policy Manager, you will contribute to the development of the Society’s public policy positions, statements and arguments, in pursuit of our goals.
Position: Senior Policy Officer (Welfare)
Location: Cricklewood, NW London
Salary: £32,666 - £37,862, plus excellent benefits
Job type: Full-time
Our client puts people affected by MS at the centre of everything they do, and it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK. Their vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure, but until then, they will do all that they can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone.
It’s an exciting time to join this charity. They are 4 years into a new strategy, which is rooted in what people affected by MS have told us is important to them. This gives a clear and determined focus. They have big aspirations and they need to attract brilliant new people to help them achieve their ambitious goals.
About this job
You will help to ensure that this charity's policy work is built around strong evidence, is informed by and developed with people affected by MS and relevant professionals and effectively reaches decision-makers to secure change for people with MS.
Working closely with colleagues in External Relations, Communications & Campaigns you will assist in building effective campaigns and influencing programmes around key issues facing people with the condition.
This role will specialise in welfare, including disability and related benefits, allowances and payments, employment and financial security more widely.
You’ll have experience of working in a policy analysis and development role, a proven track record of influencing others and knowledge of the policy making processes that surround welfare.
You’ll have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and be adept at communicating persuasively with a wide range of audiences.
You will be joining the organisation at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team.
Our client offers 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), a 35 hour working week, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.
Closing date: Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 9:00am
Interview date: Thursday 17 May 2018
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