An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone with an understanding of the policy issues affecting the clients of the organisations members to work in a newly-created role developing the institutes policy voice.
Position: Policy Officer
Location: Home-based working for a national charity based in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 (pro-rata) plus 5% employer pension contribution
Contract: 12 months fixed-term
Benefits: Flexible Working, Pension, 25 day’s holiday pro rata (plus pro-rata bank holidays and three additional Christmas leave days)
Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 20th February 2022
Interview Date: Online interviews w/c Monday 28th February 2022 – date will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates.
Acting as a contact for members and regional branches, the Policy Officer will use insight and evidence from
members to influence policy and practice to improve the lives of people with problem debt.
Key responsibilities include:
- Produce reports, briefings and responses to sector consultations drawing on quantitative and qualitative evidence from members
- Engage with government, Parliamentarians and other money advice sector stakeholders
- Overarching policy duties
As Policy Officer, you will have a sound understanding of public policy making and parliamentary legislative processes, as well as the ability to develop and implement proposals to influence national policy makers.
You will have experience of:
- The debt advice process and free-to-client debt advice services
- Policy issues affecting clients with problem debt
- Using IT packages, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web-publishing, and the ability to use email and to maintain an electronic diary
- Communicating clearly, concisely and persuasively to a range of audiences both orally and in writing
- Public policy making process and of the parliamentary legislative processes
- Developing and implementing policy proposals that influence policy makers at a national level
- Developing and managing successful relationships with stakeholders
- Using research and analytical skills across a range of methodologies
The organisation values equality and works to provide a workforce that is as diverse as the membership it serves. To further increase the diversity of the workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff and we particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.
Please note, candidates will be invited for interview based on their applications fully meeting the essential person specification requirements.
About the Organisation
The Institute is the only professional membership body for money advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Established as a charitable company in 2006, the objective is the relief and prevention of financial hardship, which is achieved by:
- promoting high standards in free-to-client money advice
- providing education and training for money advisers
- advancing the education of the public in money matters, debt and personal finance management
You may also have experience in areas such Policy Adviser, Policy Officer, Policy Assistant, Policy Coordinator, Debt Advice, Policy Engagement Officer, Research and Policy Officer, Policy and Research, Policy and Insight Officer, Policy Analyst, Public Affairs, Debt and Welfare Advisor, Debt and Welfare Officer, Social Policy Officer, Social Policy Manager, Money and Debt Adviser, Money Adviser, Debt Adviser, Money Advice Caseworker, Campaign Officer, Campaign Manager, Money Advice Specialist
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.