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Action for Children
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Circa £54,000 per year (Incl. London weighting)
Speaking up and making life better for children, young people and their families.
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Action for Children
WC2A, London
Circa £54,000 per year (Incl. London weighting)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Policy and Research (3845)

Central London

Circa £54,000 per year (Incl. London weighting)

Permanent Full Time – 35 hours per week

Speaking up and making life better for children, young people and their families.

The role

We are looking for a Head of Policy & Research to join our Policy & Campaigns department. Through strengthening our evidence base and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders you will work with colleagues across the charity to deliver effective policy and research. 

You will make a difference by:

-Leading an ambitious programme of policy work and developing our evidence base in key areas.

-Leading and managing a team of policy advisers and working closely with the Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs

-Maximising opportunities to make change happen, delivering integrated projects with public affairs, campaigns and children's services colleagues.

-Ensuring the views of children, parents and staff are at the centre of all our work.

-Supporting the strategic development of policy priorities.

You will need:

-A track record of influencing decision makers to deliver policy change.

-Experience of leading and managing effective teams.

-The ability to analyse and interpret complex data to make the case for children.

-Experience of carrying out and commissioning new research.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-A passion to make a difference to children's lives.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Refreshed on: 29 September 2020
Closing date: 23 October 2020
Job ref: 3845
Tags: Policy/Research,Management
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