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Reference: 73916

Date Added: 30 December 2019
Closing Date: 27 January 2020

Job Title: Head of Policy

Working For: Shelter

Location: London

Salary: c. £54,000 pa + excellent benefits including 30 days holiday

Job Details

Do you have a good understanding of social policy and broader policy context, coupled with specific knowledge of housing and homelessness issues? Experience of developing and leading large and complex policy programmes of significant impact? Join Shelter as Head of Policy and you could soon be providing us with the policy expertise we need to develop new thinking and solutions for housing and homelessness issues.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. We are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us and play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the Role
At Shelter we pride ourselves on rooting our campaigning in deep expertise on housing and homelessness and a thorough understanding of what needs to change in order that everyone can have a decent place to call home. We have a strong reputation for bringing solutions and raising awareness of problems, accordingly, the role of Head of Policy is an absolutely critical one within the charity. A year into our new strategy, and with a new government in place, we need someone who can help define the vision for the future of housing in this country. Thanks in large part to our campaigning over the years, housing is now high up the public and political agenda. However, we need to turn this into change that genuinely transforms people’s lives. You’ll help lead the way.

About you
We’re seeking someone with a real passion for ending the housing crisis and the intellectual capacity and curiosity to seek out and develop the best ideas for doing this. As well as strong political nous, you’ll need the communication and leadership skills it takes to work with the wider Shelter team in making these ideas a reality. You’ll also need a track record in devising fresh, creative and workable policy solutions, a good understanding of Westminster, Whitehall, and local and regional government and experience of influencing politicians and decision makers.

Closing Date: 27 January 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 11.30 pm
Interviews: Monday 10th February 2020 in London

Application Details

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website via the link below:nhttps://my.corehr.com/pls/shlrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=031241 

Apply to be part of our Policy team and be the change you want to see in society.

Website: https://england.shelter.org.uk/

Additional Notes

03/01/20- Closing date and Interview date extended. 

09/01/20 - 'and flexible working' removed from the job salary details.