We’re looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and motivated Policy Officer to join the Policy and Influencing team in Systems Engagement.
Position: Policy Officer
Location: Homebased, U.K nationwide
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Salary circa £29,500 per annum (inner London weighting £3,299 per annum/pro rata or outer London weighting £1,755 per annum/pro rata may be applied in accordance to where you live)
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 1 August 2021
Interview Date: 9 August 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application
We’re looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Policy and Influencing team in Systems Engagement.
Reporting to the Policy Manager, the Policy Officer works to develop UK-wide, evidence-based policy positions on key issues affecting stroke survivors or those at risk of stroke. Working closely with the rest of the team, they will consult with internal and external experts as well as stroke survivors as part of the policy development process and ensure final positions are disseminated and used effectively.
The Policy Officer identifies and drafts organisational consultation responses, ensuring submissions are backed up by evidence and are informed by those affected by stroke.
Providing expert policy advice and support to colleagues across the organisation, they monitor the external policy landscape and regularly update colleagues on developments. They also support systems leadership and provide influencing support for Locality Impact, helping to embed systems leadership approaches across the organisation.
Working closely with the Public Affairs and Campaigns team, they support influencing activity by providing up-to-date evidence to develop strategies and messages. They also support public affairs work when necessary, and provide policy support for the Chief Executive and other senior leaders by preparing presentations when required.
As Policy Officer, you will be educated to degree level or relevant demonstrable industry experience and be willing to undertake training and continuing professional development.
You will have experience of:
- Developing evidence-based policy positions
- Identifying and drafting consultation responses
- Building relationships with policy stakeholders and stakeholder mapping and management
- Meaningfully involving beneficiaries in policy work
- Developing briefings for a range of audiences, including parliamentarians and senior colleagues
The charity is working to build a more diverse organisation. One where it recognises and promotes everyone’s individuality with kindness, and where it harnesses the value and diversity that everyone brings to help deliver its goals. We encourage applications from anyone who wants to be part of that future. And in particular, we would encourage anyone with lived experience of stroke to apply.
To fulfil the role, you must have the right to work in the U.K and abode within the U.K
You will be asked to submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. The charity offers a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.
About the Organisation
Rebuilding lives after stroke.
Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join the team.
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