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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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:-

  • 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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EXPERIENCE:

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 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

KNOWLEDGE

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