Location: Work from Anywhere: - Hybrid working, Barnardo's hub/office or home address
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £31,814 - £41,760 (Full Time Equivalent) plus £312 Office at Home Allowance
Closing Date: 5 September 2022
Barnardo's aim is to improve the lives of children through influencing public policy and practice based on evidence from research, policy analysis and from our service users and frontline workers. To achieve this, we work to influence change through the Westminster Government and UK Parliament and through the media on key issues over a sustained period. We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Lead to drive the implementation of our Westminster focused influencing activities.
Do you have what it takes to develop policy and influence change for the UK's largest children's charity that will transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people?
Barnardo's Policy & Public Affairs Team aims to improve the lives of children through influencing public policy and practice. We use evidence-based research and policy analysis to campaign and influence across Government and through the media. We are driven by a relentless determination to effect positive sustained change.
We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Lead who can has a strong understanding of parliamentary and legislative processes, and proven experience of influencing Government and working directly with MPs and Peers, to support the implementation of a Westminster focused influencing plan. By raising the profile of our services in England with key stakeholders you will help to create positive change in law, policy and practice for children, young people and their families/carers. The ability to communicate to a range of audiences is important, together with strong report writing and team working skills.
We are a friendly and supportive team, passionate and enthusiastic about our work. We support each other to develop and flourish.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
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