Hours: 36 hours per week
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are dedicated to creating a better future for fostered children and young people. We bring together everyone who is involved in their lives, leading, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together with our members and supporters we are a powerful catalyst for change, and we’ve been shaping and influencing the fostering agenda for more than 40 years.
We are seeking a Policy and Campaigns Officer to join our Policy and Campaigns team. Your role will be to assist in the development of The Fostering Network's externally facing policies on foster care and children's social care and to use campaigning and membership engagement to achieve the organisation's policy and campaign priorities.
You will have experience of policy development and preparing responses to external policy proposals; experience of campaigning or lobbying; an understanding of how central and local government structures work, including devolved institutions and relevant legislative frameworks and an understanding of communications principles and channels, particularly knowledge of and experience of using digital and social media in influencing work.
Closing date: 12pm on 15 June
Interview date: 23 June 2021
Location of interview: Zoom
CVs not accepted
Further information and an application form can be found at https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/about/about-us/job-vacancies
The Fostering Network is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and especially encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented. All applicants are treated equally and selected on the basis of individual merit and ability to meet the requirements of the role.
Additionally, we consider family-friendly flexible working arrangements within the role descriptions