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Reference: 66620

Date Added: 27 June 2018
Closing Date: 13 July 2018

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: Residential Landlords Association

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £20,000

Job Details

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is seeing to appoint a Policy Officer to develop and promote the policy work of the Association across the England and Wales. The RLA is a membership organisation representing over 50,000 landlords in England and Wales. They provide a range of services to their membership including documents, guidance, advice, training and accreditation, as well as representation at every level of government.

Candidates will be available to work in Cardiff with travel to Manchester and London required on occasion.

Job Description

The post will assist with developing and promoting the policy work of the Association to members and key stakeholders in the private rented sector.

Candidates should have an interest or qualification in Economics, Finance and Tax or Consumer Affairs.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist with policy development for the Association;
Draft papers, reports, briefings and other policy related material;
Draft responses to government and other consultations relevant to the private rented sector;
Identify policy issues and campaign opportunities;
Represent the Association at meetings with external stakeholders, partners and working groups as required;
Revise and keep up to date the Association's policy documents;
Feed into the production of the Association's media work as necessary;
Share and publicise the Association's views and policies with government and stakeholders;
Review the policy content of the Association's written output, including media releases and campaign materials;


The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a policy related role.

Other skills and experience will include:

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Ability to establish priorities and manage a complex workload;
Networking and influencing skills;
Knowledge of and/or interest in one or more of: Government and politics, Housing policy, Welfare policy, Environmental policy, Economic policy;
Degree or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant subject area.

Closing Date: 13 July 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews from Monday 2nd July.  Position may be filled before closing date for applications.

Application Details

Applications, with CV and covering letter, should be sent by email to John Stewart, Policy Manager, john.stewart@rla.org.uk

Website: http://rla.org.uk

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