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Reference: 90858

Date Added: 16 November 2023
Closing Date: 1 December 2023

Job Title: Policy Officer (Child Poverty)

Working For: National Education Union

Location: London

Salary: £47,686 per annum plus £1,308 lunch allowance

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The National Education Union is a union seeking to shape the future of education and our members’ professional practice, bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

The successful candidate will work on education policy with a specific focus on the impact of poverty and social disadvantage on children, education and learning- including student motivation, well-being and attendance. You will undertake research, prepare briefings and develop policy and advice, in order to shape practice in schools and influence national education policy.

We are seeking applicants with significant experience of policy development and understanding of the educational issues for teachers and schools in areas with high levels of social disadvantage- and the policy challenges for national education policy. Preferably you will have gained this policy expertise in a research or campaigns environment.

You will need to demonstrate good analytical and writing skills and an ability to understand, analyse and discuss educational issues relating to teaching and learning. We’re a welcoming and creative policy and research team.

In addition to salary, we offer good conditions including a non-pensionable luncheon allowance currently set at £1,308, 33 days’ annual leave plus Christmas closure days and a defined benefit pension scheme. Salary and benefits are pro-rata for part-time applicants.

We welcome applications from individuals seeking part-time, job-share or other flexible working arrangements.

Closing Date: 1 December 2023

Interview/Start Dates

All applications must be submitted through our recruitment portal by 12noon on the specified closing date.

Application Details

Further details can be downloaded from our website where applicants will be able to complete an online application on our recruitment portal.


Website: http://neu.org.uk/

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