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Reference: 76855

Date Added: 19 December 2020
Closing Date: 17 January 2021

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: School Food Matters

Location: London

Salary: £33,171 equating to £19,902.60 for 0.6 FTE

Job Details

Working Hours: 3 days per week flexible
Pension: School Food Matters matches pension contributions at 5% of pensionable earnings
Holiday: 19 days including bank holidays that fall on working days
Contract: Permanent

Job Purpose
• To provide research and policy support to the School Food Matters team
Key Tasks
• Write briefings, web content, articles, blogs and newsletter content as required
• Attend meetings and conferences to influence and inform policy discussions
• Support the Chief Executive with research and analysis for various campaigns
• Undertake investigation, writing and other dissemination activities to support the work of SFM
• Represent SFM at relevant policy consultations and events, and deliver other presentations as required
• Draft responses to government consultations
• Provide timely media response to policy developments, under the direction of the Press and Communications Manager
• Ensure that colleagues are fully briefed on policy activities, priorities and messages
• Maintaining the ethos of the charity and positively promoting our work at all times
• The Policy Officer will also undertake any other tasks relevant to the affairs of SFM that may arise from time to time. Therefore being flexible and approaching the job with an open and positive mindset is essential!

Person Specification

• Experience of research and analysis, ideally in a policy environment
• Strong knowledge of policy issues relevant to food and health
• Experience of coordinating policy/research based projects
• Experience of writing for a range of audiences, including ideally for print and publication
• Confident and competent IT skills across Office suite of programmes

• Strong knowledge of the public health, food and education policy landscape
• Campaigning experience
• Experience of working with Drupal CMS

Closing Date: 17 January 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held at our offices at The Bridge, 7b Parkshot, London TW9 2RD on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Application Details

Once you have thoroughly read this Job Description and had a careful look at our website, please send your CV and a short covering letter (one side of A4) telling us:

• how you heard about this job
• why you want to work for us
• what makes you suitable for this role

Applications must be submitted electronically to jane@schoolfoodmatters.org by 5pm on the closing date.

Website: https://www.schoolfoodmatters.org/

Additional Notes