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Senior Policy Analyst

Centre for Social Justice
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
30 Dec 2021

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Policy & Research
Full Time
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Senior Policy Analyst (Two Year FTC)
Westminster, London (flexible working may be considered)
About Us
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is a not-for-profit organisation that fights the causes and impact of poverty across the UK. We have built a network of over 400 small grassroots charitable organisations which enable us to learn from those who understand the true nature of poverty and work to help people reach their potential.
We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Analyst to join our team on a two year fixed-term contract and help reduce preventable exclusions in schools and improve the quality of alternative provision.
The Benefits
- Salary of £30,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependant on experience
- 25 days’ holiday per annum (plus Bank Holidays and additional time off between Christmas and New Year)
- Pension plan with employer contribution of 3%
- Flexible working conditions
- Tenancy deposit and season ticket loan scheme
- Excellent team culture
This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in driving positive change in the Education Sector in England with an organisation that puts social justice at the heart of British politics.
With 8,000 children permanently excluded from school every year, and even more moved to alternative provision, your work will be vital to breaking this cycle and finding new and improved options to support these children.
You’ll benefit from a varied and interesting workload, working with a broad range of people and organisations, meaning no two days will be the same and you’ll be constantly engaged.
So, if you have an understanding of the education sector in England from a professional or academic standpoint and are looking for a rewarding role where you can really make a difference, we want to hear from you.
The Role
As a Senior Policy Analyst, you will join our Education Unit, researching how to reduce preventable school exclusions and improve the quality of alternative provision and campaigning for change.
Leading our parliamentary activities in this space, you’ll push for policy changes, advise politicians and provide material to be used by parliamentarians in speeches in the House, Committee hearings and for other external audiences.
Conducting comprehensive research, you’ll identify problems on the ground, tracking local, regional and national trends and developing appropriate policy solutions, whilst networking across the education community.
Additionally, you will:
- Work closely with several of our partner organisations, developing strong relationships
- Build support from MPs for our proposals
- Sustain public interest in this policy area
- Assist with communications, social media and the website
About You
To join us as a Senior Policy Analyst, you will need:
- Knowledge and understanding of the education sector in England from a professional or academic standpoint
- A keen interest in UK politics and current affairs
- To be highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
- Excellent drafting skills, including the ability to tailor to different audiences
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to work as part of a team and independently
- A strong appreciation of the need for accuracy and quality control
- The ability to plan programmes of work and manage them to agreed timelines
- Great flexibility in responding to events
- The ability to form working relationships with a broad range of external experts
The closing date for applications is the 2nd January 2021. Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting will be undertaken throughout the process.
This is a full-time role on a two year fixed-term contract working 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday.
Other organisations may call this role Senior Policy Advisor, Education Policy Analyst, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, or Policy Analyst.
Webrecruit and CSJ are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
So, if you want to help change policy and practice in this area and join us as a Senior Policy Analyst, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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