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Mencap, Remote
£36,978 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted 5 days ago
Aid Box Community, Saint Paul's (Hybrid)
£28,500 per year pro rata
Posted 2 weeks ago Quick Apply
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£36,978 per annum + excellent benefits
Job description

Policy Specialist

Do you have experience of and an interest in public policy around social care? Yes, then keep on reading as we may have an exciting role for you. 

We have an opportunity to join Mencap’s Policy and Public affairs team as a Policy Specialist, leading our policy and influencing work around social care funding and reform in England.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent role. We are flexible with where you are based and work from, there will be occasional travel to London for team meetings and training when required. 

What will your day look like as a Policy Specialist?

You will work within a highly effective and dedicated policy and public affairs team who are focussed on the Westminster government and Whitehall, as well as with colleagues across the organisation as part of our agile ways of working to achieve our strategic objectives. You will work closely with senior leaders within Mencap, supporting their engagement with Ministers and officials, as well as with key cross sector coalitions we are part of, such as the Care and Support Alliance and National Care Forum.

Do you have the skills to be our Policy Specialist?

· experience of working on public policy issues, particularly social care

· knowledge of issues affecting people with a learning disability and their families

· someone who is confident in working with and engaging a wide variety of people, with the ability to be highly inclusive

· be able to analyse complex information, negotiate and influence

This role will close on Monday 8th July, with interviews commencing on 17th July. 

We are an equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation and we particularly welcome and encourage disabled applicants and those from the Black and Asian communities to apply for the role as they are under-represented within the workforce.


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

· 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme

· Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed

· Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.

· Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income

· Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras

· Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.

· Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

Our work includes;

· providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose

· providing advice through our help lines and web sites

Posted on: 17 June 2024
Closing date: 08 July 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: 6078
Tags: Policy/Research,Social Care/Development,Operations,Governance