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- Public Affairs Officer, UK

Public Affairs Officer



£27,517 a year - Permanent


At least 86,000 young people approached local councils across the UK for help last year because they were homeless or at risk of becoming so.


Do you have the skills and dedication to help ensure that youth homelessness and its impact reach the top of the political agenda at both a local and national level?


Centrepoint, the leading charity for homeless young people aged 16-25, is looking for a talented Public Affairs Officer to develop our links and advance our policy agenda.


The challenges will be varied, rewarding and involve working across a number of policy areas including affordable housing, welfare reform and skills and employment.


In addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidate will have experience of building links with parliamentarians, councillors and civil servants; and the ability to deliver compelling influencing campaigns and policy events.


If you’re ready for the challenge, join our fun, friendly team and help give homeless young people a future.


In return for your efforts you will receive a competitive salary, training and development opportunities, and a host of staff benefits such as interest free travel loan and stakeholder pension scheme entitlement.


We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people’s services.



Job posted on 3 August 2018.

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Policy & Culture Support Officer

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council - Welwyn Garden City AL8


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Policy and Culture Support Officer



£23,166 - £25,425 inclusive of Outer Fringe Allowance pro rata

22 hours per week (work pattern to be agreed)


Welwyn Garden City was hailed as one of ‘Modern Europe’s greatest success stories in town-making’ It is a vibrant town offering the perfect combination of modern facilities and stunning surroundings. The Borough of Welwyn Hatfield is a great place to live and work.


Along with a supportive working environment, those joining Welwyn Hatfield will discover a place in which their careers can truly thrive. Your ongoing professional development will be placed as a priority and your hard work will be properly rewarded.


The council have developed a ‘One Team’ approach to working and this relies on each and every person working collaboratively to deliver shared goals. To be a positive influence on this environment, you’ll need to be able to support others and be a genuine team player.


Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council pride themselves on their commitment to their people – striving to ensure that each and every employee feels valued and happy in their work. Employees are empowered to influence and transform the services they deliver, no matter what level they’re at.


This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and responsible Support Officer to assist in the management and administration of the Policy and Culture Service. This comprises the council’s Policy and Communications team, CW Entertainment, the Museum Service and the client monitoring of GLL, the council’s main sport and leisure contractor.


Based in the council’s Campus East offices, you will have responsibility for administrative support to the Head of Policy and Culture and management team; support in the effective client management of the council’s leisure contractor; and financial and budgetary management of the Policy and Culture Service. This also includes diary and email management, meetings administration, assistance in the preparation of reports; compliments, comments and complaints monitoring; and use of the council’s Agresso financial management system.


You will need to work well on your own initiative and to prioritise tasks to meet agreed deadlines. You will possess good interpersonal and organisational skills in working with both staff and contractors and have a good eye for detail. You will be able to maintain strict confidentiality and demonstrate strong customer service skills.


The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.


If you would like to discuss this post please contact Paul Underwood, Head of Policy and Culture, on 01707 357220.

Closing date for applications is 2 September 2018.


Assessment and Interviews will be held on 17 September 2018.

Job posted on 3 August 2018.

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