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Reference: 59502

Date Added: 15 February 2017
Closing Date: 6 March 2017

Job Title: Policy and Practice Officer

Working For: Making Every Adult Matter Coalition

Location: London

Salary: £28,431 - £30,775 per annum

Job Details

Do you have good awareness of the policy environment around multiple needs, and the ability to work effectively with frontline services, practitioners and people with lived experience? We are looking for an energetic person with a practical approach who can lead collaboration on policy work, both across the MEAM coalition organisations and the local partnerships we support across England.

About the Role

The aims of the role are:

  • To collaborate with Fulfilling Lives and MEAM Approach partnerships across England to identify opportunities for influencing policy debates and advise on how to engage effectively with them.
  • To ensure that people with lived experience of multiple needs and frontline practitioners have a direct role in shaping and contributing to the MEAM coalition partners’ policy work.
  • To strengthen links across the MEAM coalition partners (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) that support effective communication and joint working on policy and practice.

About the Making Every Adult Matter Coalition

People with multiple needs face a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health. They fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives.

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition is made up of the national charities Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind. Working together, we support local areas across England to develop an effective, coordinated approach to multiple needs that can increase wellbeing, reduce costs to public services and improve people’s lives.

We draw on our shared knowledge and practical experience to change policy, so that everyone experiencing multiple needs can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.

Over the last five years, we piloted and developed the MEAM Approach, a framework to help local areas coordinate services for people with multiple needs. We also support the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives partnerships, which are working on similar issues. In total, we currently work with 27 areas across England.

Closing Date: 6 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews: 22 March 2017, central London.

Application Details

This role is employed by Homeless Link, one of the MEAM coalition partners. To apply, visit our website and download the Recruitment Pack, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form: 
http://www.homeless.org.uk/jobs/homeless-link-policy-and-practice-officer-meam-0.

Website: http://www.meam.org.uk/

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