Date Added: 28 January 2019
: 11 February 2019
Job Title: Policy Officer (Child Poverty and Inequality)
Working For: The Children's Society
Salary: Starting from £28,636 per annum, with progression to £31,818
35 hours per week
The Children's Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. Throughout our 130 year history we have worked to support the most disadvantaged children.
Through our policy and research work, we seek to influence policy and practice at a national and local level, so that the most disadvantaged young people have a better chance in life. We work across issues of children’s mental health and well being, young people at risk, and child poverty and inequality.
We are advertising for a policy officer to join the Policy, Research and Public Affairs team, with an emphasis on supporting our work on child poverty.
With more than 4 million children living in poverty across the UK, this is a key area of focus for The Children’s Society. Over the last year we have successfully campaigned for the introduction of a “Breathing Space” scheme for families in problem debt, and for councils to introduce Council Tax exemptions for young people leaving care. Over the next year, we aspire to achieve much more for children and young people living in poverty.
You should have the ability to stay up to date on and analyse key policy issues, in order to contribute towards The Children's Society’s strategic objectives. An understanding of issues of social justice and social inclusion is required.
You should have relevant qualifications and/or experience in a field related to the policy and influencing work of The Children's Society.
The Children’s Society is committed to Safer Recruitment and as such a range of pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with recommendations made by the Bichard Enquiry, and current best practice.
Closing Date: 11 February 2019
The closing time for applications is 23:59pm.
Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 18th of February.