Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment)

London N1
£33,745 per annum inc LA
08 May 2018
31 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Sense is looking for a Policy and Campaigns Advisor to join our highly successful team based at our London Head Office. As our new Policy and Campaigns Advisor, you will lead our policy and campaigns work related to Welfare Benefits and Employment.

A key part of the role will be promoting awareness of complex disabilities to external audiences, including local and central government, voluntary organisations and service providers.

Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Location: King's Cross, London
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £33,745 per annum (Inc. London allowance)

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of actively influencing the public policy agenda and campaigning for change. 

You will have the ability to understand and analyse complex policy developments related to Health and Social Care, and identify opportunities to influence. You will be an excellent communicator who has the ability building positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, policy makers and opinion formers. 

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

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.

Closing date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. 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 an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. 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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please. 

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