Action on Hearing Loss
London, Greater London
£37,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Policy Officer

London and remote working

The Senior Policy Officer role is key to our upcoming strategy and will lead on our health and social care policy influencing. With a sound understanding of the changing health and social care landscape, you will work to build our evidence base and translate evidence into persuasive arguments to influence at the highest levels.

Are you passionate about public policy and creating real change with and for people with disabilities? Are you excited by the prospect of putting people who are deaf or have hearing loss at the centre of your work? Can you adapt your communication style to any audience and build strong internal and external relationships? Would you be excited to work in a changing environment with a test-and-learn culture? Then this could be the role for you.

If that sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

In return, we’ll invest in you. Focusing on developing your talent with an emphasis on the skills that excite you. We’ll help you turn your ideas into reality and encourage you to try new things as we work to remove the barriers that people who are deaf or have hearing loss face.

Communication is a basic human need. Yet most of us know someone who struggles to communicate through hearing loss. It can cause substantial harm to friendships, family relationships, confidence, employability, mental health and life chances.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. 

We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria.

Posted on: 19 October 2020
Closed date: 09 November 2020
Job ref: HQ2872
Tags: Policy/Research