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Reference: 71828

Date Added: 9 July 2019
Closing Date: 19 July 2019

Job Title: Policy Advisor (part-time)

Working For: Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

Location: Bromley, Kent

Salary: FTE £37,336 plus OLW £1,848 (£15,556 plus £769 OLW pro rata)

Job Details

This is a part-time role working 15 hours per week over days (we are open to flexible working proposals).

This is PACEY’s senior policy role responsible for ensuring we are a leading contributor to the development of childcare and early years policy and regulation in England and Wales and that PACEY’s organisational strategy is informed by these developments and their implications.


  • Policy and research analysis
  • Policy development
  • Policy influence and dissemination

This role will work closely with the Policy and Communications Officer, supporting and advising them.



Experience in a similar role including:

  • Research and policy analysis and development
  • Engaging members, users or other stakeholders in policy development
  • Networking and influencing diverse stakeholders, including Ministers, civil servants, regulators and policy makers
  • Writing impactful policy briefings, reports, submissions and other communications that influence policy agendas
  • Briefing stakeholders, including parliamentarians, senior civil servants
  • Representing an organisation at meetings, events and to the media
  • Working in partnership with external organisations and agencies


  • Proactive and a self-starter
  • Research and analytic skills – able to pull out strategic implications from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Motivate and manage teams/individuals to deliver projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively in order to deliver key objectives in line with business strategy
  • Strong conceptual thinker – able to grasp complex policy issues and translate them into clear policy
  • Political sensitivity
  • Persuasive and credible communicator
  • Think creatively about policy issues
  • Effective oral & written communication
  • Effective analytical and evaluation skills
  • Strong ICT skills, including the ability to use online survey tools and MS Excel
  • Demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice in all areas of work


Strong knowledge of:

  • Education and/or children’s policy
  • UK government and parliamentary system
  • Research techniques
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

For more information please see a copy of the full job description on our website, which can be found under 'work for us'.

Closing Date: 19 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Deadline for applications: 12pm on the closing date
Interview and assessment dates: Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 or Friday 25 July 2019

Application Details

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the personal specification by the closing date to: recruitment@pacey.org.uk.

Website: https://www.pacey.org.uk

Additional Notes