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Reference: 83997

Date Added: 10 May 2022
Closing Date: 23 May 2022

Job Title: Policy and Communications Officer

Working For: Alliance for Youth Justice

Location: Primarily home-based, with regular presence in London

Salary: £26,000 p.a. FTE - open to full-time or part-time applicants

Length of Contract: 18 months with intention to extend subject to funding

Job Details

The Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) is looking for an enthusiastic new Policy and Communications Officer to support us in developing our programme of policy, communications and influencing work.

This exciting post will harness and amplify the expertise of our 75 member organisations, helping us to achieve our mission of driving positive change in youth justice. This role forms a crucial part of the AYJ’s work by assisting with the development of the AYJ’s influencing and communications strategy, supporting AYJ’s policy and campaigning work, and leading on communications to reach a variety of audiences including policy makers, the public, AYJ members and the wider sector.

Having a wide membership from across the youth justice sector means there will be great variety to your work which will cover a range of crucial issues including violence affecting children and young people, policing and criminal justice reform, racial inequality and media representations/narratives.

You will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Chief Executive and Policy Manager to influence change, and work together with our members, Board and Young Advocates, bringing ideas and creative communications skills to AYJ’s policy and communications work.

You will have the opportunity to develop new, creative approaches to communicating our messages, lead on social media and website content, and liaise with the media.

You will travel to visit members across the country to understand and promote their work and help them share their expertise and network by arranging engaging and effective member meetings, roundtables, policy forums, expert groups and bring new ideas for AYJ external events.

For full details download the recrtuiment pack via the AYJ website: https://www.ayj.org.uk/news-content/ayj-policy-comms-officer 

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 1st June. If you cannot make that day, please indicate this when sending in your application. 

We are hoping to take someone on board as soon as possible in June/July, dependent on the right candidate's availability.

Application Details

All information is available here: https://www.ayj.org.uk/news-content/ayj-policy-comms-officer 

Full details of the role and person specification are included in the Recruitment Pack: https://www.ayj.org.uk/s/AYJ-Policy-Communications-Officer-Recruitment-Pack.pdf 

To apply, please complete the Application Form: https://www.ayj.org.uk/s/AYJ-Policy-Communications-Officer-Application-Form.docx and email it – marked ‘AYJ Policy and Communications Officer Application’ – to recruitment@ayj.org.uk

Website: https://www.ayj.org.uk/

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