Date Added: 24 May 2018
: 14 June 2018
Job Title: Head of Policy
Working For: Impetus-PEF
Salary: £47,000 - £52,000 per annum depending on experience
Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF) transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life. We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, helping them to have a bigger impact on more young lives. Our experience with our charities, combined with hard-edged data analysis and research, enables us to influence policy and resources so that all young people are getting the best chance to succeed.
About this role
Young people from poorer families do worse at school, are less likely to get in to university and struggle to find and keep jobs. Evidence from our charities demonstrates that, with the right support, all young people can succeed, irrespective of background. We find what works and ensure that it is targeted at the young people who need it. We share this evidence with decision makers to influence policy and funding, so that all young people get the support they need. This is where you come in. Policy is a strategic priority for Impetus-PEF, alongside our work with charities and other partners. We are looking for a Head of Policy to lead the delivery of our policy, research and stakeholder relations work, working with the Director of Public Affairs to set strategy and managing the Research and Policy Manager.
You will need to have the gravitas to engage confidently with senior leaders and the intellectual curiosity to cultivate our in-house expertise on the issues effecting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. You’ll be able to see a project through from conception to execution and have a team-orientated approach to your work, valuing internal relationships as highly as external ones. You’ll have a background in policy and stakeholder relations, ideally with a good grasp of youth employment policy and education. You will have confidence around data analysis, a good understanding of the workings of Government and Whitehall and a clear and persuasive writing style.
You’ll be joining an organisation doing pioneering work to transform the lives of young people in this country, as part of a dynamic, driven and friendly team.
Closing Date: 14 June 2018
Application deadline: Midday (12:00)
Shortlisting: Monday 18 June 2018
1st round Interview: Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June 2018
2nd round Interview: Friday 6 July 2018
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email a one or two page CV and a one page cover letter about why you are interested in the role, to email@example.com