Do you have a sound general knowledge of social policy issues and economics? And a track record of quickly getting up to speed with new policy areas and analysing their importance for defined groups of people and organisational objectives? Then join Shelter as a Policy Manager and you could soon be a key member of a team prides itself on its creation of well-grounded but creative policy that can challenge any think tank.
You will need to quickly get to grips with the problems faced by the people who come to us every day for help, enabling us to swiftly respond to and influence national and local policy. As well as developing innovative and workable proactive policy on the issues that get to the heart of our nation’s long-term housing problems, we’ll rely on you to help build upon the team’s good reputation.
You’ll need experience of developing innovative new policy sensitive to public and/or cross-party political attitudes, which delivers positive change. You’ll also need 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. Strong political nous, a campaigning mindset and excellent communication and strategic leadership skills are essential.
30 days holiday, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Closing time: 11.30 pm (We will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the role before the closing date).