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Reference: 71553

Date Added: 19 June 2019
Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Job Title: Policy Officer - REMOVED

Working For: Schools North East

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Charity Number: 1129594

Salary: £21,000-£26,000

Job Details

We’re searching for someone who wants to make a difference to the lives and life chances of schoolchildren across the North East of England.

Passionate about public policy and with the drive and determination to push forward projects that will have a lasting impact, you will have a deep desire to bring decision makers together to shape and change education.

Schools North East has been at the forefront of campaigns which brought £24m funding to improve secondary school outcomes in the region as part of the Opportunity North East initiative; worked with Gatsby Foundation to secure the national careers benchmarks pilot in the North East; and, engaged the teaching community directly in shaping the Government’s new teacher recruitment and retention strategy to name but a few. The Early Careers Framework element of this strategy is being piloted here in the region ahead of other areas.

Our Policy Officer job is at the forefront of this work. It is also a diverse role that will give you a phenomenal opportunity to make a difference in areas such as the mental health of young people in schools and supporting schools across the region to actively engage in evidence-based learning and development.

You will also be in the ‘crow’s nest’ when it comes to horizon-scanning education policy. We support schools to stay on top of the policy agenda and to understand the implications to them and their pupils.

You will support the charity’s Directors to shape our policy positions. You will provide the ammunition for policy-based campaigns and make sure we are reaching the right stakeholders to ensure our voice is heard within the region and in Westminster.

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and we will be interviewing suitable candidates as they apply. We may appoint before the scheduled closing date.

This is a re-advertised role and previous applicants need not apply.

Application Details

To apply please send your C.V. and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the person specification to: Chris Zarraga c.zarraga@schoolsnortheast.com

More information, including the full job description can be found on the Jobs in Schools North East website: https://www.jobsinschoolsnortheast.com/job/policy-officer-4/

Website: https://schoolsnortheast.org/

Additional Notes

16th July 2019 - This advert has been removed at the request of the orginal advertiser, as the position has been filled. Please do not apply for this role.