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Reference: 77382

Date Added: 12 February 2021
Closing Date: 26 February 2021

Job Title: Policy Officer

Working For: Clinks

Location: London

Salary: £27,539

Length of Contract:

Job Details

  • Full time (37 hours a week)
  • Permanent contract
  • Office base: London (however, Clinks staff are currently remote working due to Covid-19)

About Clinks

Clinks supports, represents, and advocates for voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice system, enabling them to provide the best possible opportunities for individuals and their families. Our vision is of a vibrant, independent, and resilient voluntary sector that enables people to transform their lives.

Our Influence and Communications Directorate promotes and champions voluntary organisations, highlighting the important role they play in the criminal justice system, and ensuring this is recognised by decision makers and reflected in policies. We do this by sharing intelligence with the government, influencing stakeholders through participating in policy and decision making bodies, building relationships and developing effective partnerships with key decision makers.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our well respected policy team as Policy Officer, within the Influence and Communications Directorate, to provide vital support in the delivery of Clinks’ core policy functions.

You will be responsible for keeping track of policy developments and summarising these to ensure internal and external audiences are kept up to date through Clinks’ policy briefing ebulletin, blogs and social media. You will undertake desk-based research and engage with organisations to draft and develop evidence-based consultation responses, reports and policy recommendations.

Great analytical skills and an ability to articulate complex issues and nuanced policy positions succinctly are essential for this role. We’re looking for someone with a good and critical understanding of issues relevant to the voluntary sector working in criminal justice and who can produce high quality, engaging and persuasive writing in a fast-paced environment.

Clinks is an equal opportunities employer and individuals with direct experience of the criminal justice system and/or with protected characteristics are actively encouraged to apply. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, there is no requirement to disclose any convictions.

Closing Date: 26 February 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place in week commencing 8th March, probably 11th March.

Application Details

Please find the job description and application form here:


Website: http://www.clinks.org/

Additional Notes