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Reference: 84078

Date Added: 13 May 2022
Closing Date: 29 May 2022

Job Title: Policy Manager (Child Poverty and Inequality)

Working For: The Children's Society

Location: London

Salary: £29,523.46-£51,666.06 (20-35 hours available)

Length of Contract: 12 months - Mat cover

Job Details

Policy Manager - Child Poverty and Inequality (Maternity Cover)  Fixed term contract until July 2023 Negotiable 21-35 hours per week (please specify preference at application) £51,666/48,714 (London/elsewhere) pro rata  You can be based in a Children’s Society office, or at home with the ability to travel easily to either our national office in London, or one of our regional offices (Birmingham, Manchester). We know that poverty and destitution is the backdrop to the lives of many of young people struggling with low well-being in this country, and this role is vital in identifying the interventions we can make to tackle these systemic issues. You will be joining a passionate and highly skilled team with an incredible proven track record for making change happen. In the last year alone, we successfully secured legislative change on school uniform costs, got free school meals provision extended to families with the No Recourse to Public Funds condition, and saw the introduction of our ‘Breathing Space’ policy, which supports people being able to escape the cycle of problem debt. You’ll thrive in this role if you: Are ambitious, passionate and optimistic for change for children and young people Are a driven, collaborative leader who wants to work with us to shape and significantly grow our work in this space Enjoy managing people and building teams to deliver against our strategic objectives Are excited about delivering on a wide and varied portfolio of work Are knowledgeable about issues relating to child poverty and families' access to social security. In particular, knowledge of or experience working with refugee and migrant children and families is desirable Have experience of working to influence the legislative process and understand the workings of the policy landscape Are excited by policy that is youth informed, evidence-based, grounded in practice, inclusive and delivers change. Experience in working with a range of external stakeholders/across diverse sectors and government departments, especially Home Office, DWP and DfE Have excellent written and verbal communication skills – high level, persuasive, influencing, and negotiation skills are essential to this post 

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

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

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