Policy and Strategy Advisor
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of people? Do you want to work for an organisation that has been providing affordable housing across the UK for over 90 years, as well as caring for the elderly and supporting those who face homelessness?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Strategy Advisor to play a crucial role in helping transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.
Position: Policy and Strategy Advisor
Location: Liverpool, Carlisle or Leicester
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £37,840.98 per annum
Contract: Fixed term until September 2022
Benefits: 25 days’ holiday per year (plus bank holidays), Riverside Rewards scheme and app, providing valuable access to voluntary discounted benefits including high street and online savings, Opt-in to our auto-enrolment pension scheme (employee rate 3% and employer rate 5%) or our enhanced pension scheme (employee rate 6% and employer rate 9%), Tax-free bikes and car loan scheme, Eye tests, glasses and lenses, Employee Assistance Programme.
Closing Date: 16th June 2021
The difference you’ll make
As a trusted member of the team, the Policy and Strategy Advisor will ensure the Group has an appropriate suite of group-wide policies, and provide high quality intelligence to colleagues, Board members and external stakeholders to support strategic decision making.
You will maintain the Group’s internal policy framework, ensuring all policies are current and comply with agreed internal standards, as well as overseeing the delivery of policies and strategies.
Regular tasks include:
- Developing and writing policies
- Regularly reviewing the Group’s external operating environment and disseminating appropriate intelligence to colleagues and board members
- Supporting the Group’s Public Affairs Advisor in ensuring external stakeholders understand the Group’s perspective on key housing and regeneration policy issues
So, who are you?
As Policy and Strategy Advisor, you will have a proven track record of policy and strategy development in a housing association or comparable organisation.
- Have a good understanding of how government and public policy impact on housing associations.
- Be able to utilise your excellent communication skills to simplify and present complex strategic information.
- have excellent attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure, delivering to strict deadlines.
Experience in a strategy or policy role would be an advantage, preferably in the housing sector. Strong understanding of and commitment to Equality and Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility will also make you a good fit for the role.
Enjoy the rewards
This is a job that offers true satisfaction with the chance to help those who can’t afford a house of their own.
Work for an organisation that is focused on being an employer of choice where people thrive and your voice is truly heard. You’ll enjoy competitive pay, a wide range of benefits, employee offers and the chance to learn valuable new skills. The organisation empowers its people to do great work by investing in learning, personal development and technology.
If you’re the kind of person that wants to do a really great job and make a difference to customers, then apply today!
The organisation encourages applicants from all sections of the community so that it can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which it works.
About the Organisation
One of the UK’s leading social housing and regeneration organisations, made up of a group of not-for-profit and commercial companies with a charitable housing association at its core. Operating across 160 local authorities in England and Scotland and housing 100,000+ people, the organisation is fully committed to improving the lives of thousands of individuals and families. It seeks to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.
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