- Policy Analyst (Social Security and Employment),UK
One of the largest and most diverse providers of services to marginalised groups, The Salvation Army is looking for a Policy Analyst to join its dynamic Public Affairs Unit and help establish The Salvation Army as an authoritative source of comment on social security and employment.
The Salvation Army is a Christian church and registered charity with an extensive social remit, providing a range of social and community services, including those for people experiencing homelessness, addictions, frailty in old age, unemployment and poverty.
About this key role
Our successful candidate will also promote and defend our performance in a rapidly evolving policy environment, plus identify and research issues where current government policy affects our work with service users.
To achieve your goals, you will provide policy expertise on social security and employment, helping toensure that those The Salvation Army serves are treated justly. You will also respond to requests for advice from internal stakeholders in a professional and timely manner, while gleaning and communicating information about the policy landscape and legislative changes that are relevant to the work of those stakeholders.
Drafting concise briefing notes, consultation responses and inquiry evidence submissions and analysing the data we hold on service users are vital elements of the role, as is empowering your front line colleagues to lobby.
To secure this exciting opportunity
Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, you will have a good working knowledge of relevant policy areas and the UK political system, particularly Westminster and local authorities, plus experience of writing for policy or academic audiences, conducting research, and leading on a particular policy initiative or project.
An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, you will also have impressive organisational, time management and interpersonal skills. It is also vital you have the ability to show compassion and respect when resolving complex issues, and to work flexibly and productively across organisational boundaries and within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army.
Benefits include: 25 days’ annual leave plus eight bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme and an employee assistance programme.
For further details and to apply, visit our website.
Closing date: December 3rd, 2017
Appointment subject to the receipt of a minimum of two satisfactory references covering the last three years of employment and proof of the right to work in the UK.
CVs will not be accepted
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Job posted on 13 November 2017.
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