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Communities Policy Manager

London (Hybrid)
£42750 - £48000 per annum
Job description

Age UK is currently looking to hire a Communities Policy Manager within our Influencing division on a permanent basis.

If you are seeking a rewarding role and have a passion for policy, then this may be the opportunity for you. The role has responsibility for developing Age UK's work in a variety of domains including transport, digital inclusion and accessibility of local services for older people.

As a Policy Manager you will analyse public policy to make recommendations to central and local government entities, whilst collaborating with our wider influencing teams to ensure we build good communities for older people across the nation.

This exciting opportunity would suit someone with a good understanding of the policy making system and strong communication skills both verbal and written.

This position offers hybrid working between home and our central London office. Currently our Policy team attend the office weekly on Wednesday's.

Internal grade - 5L

Must haves:

* Excellent skills in policy analysis with a focus on robust evidence, understanding political and policy contexts, and finding solutions.
* Good numeracy skills, in particular analysing data to create and reinforce arguments for change.
* Excellent written communication skills with the ability to present complex issues in a persuasive accessible style to a range of different audiences.
* Good oral advocacy skills and ability to build influential relationships.
* A proactive and flexible approach, identifying and taking forward opportunities, shaping ideas, and developing partnerships.
* The ability to project manage complex influencing activities alone or with colleagues, and to manage a complex workload, set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
* The ability to assimilate new policy issues/ areas quickly, make connections between different policy areas, and initiate and frame new policy agendas.
* The skills to support and challenge internal colleagues, with self-confidence and a commitment to helping others meet shared goals

Great to Haves:
* Experience of the subject area and /or older people's issues.
* Experience of stakeholder management.
* Advocating for policy solutions to either politicians, civil servants, regulators.
* Talking to the media and/or public speaking

What we offer in return

  • Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + annual leave purchase scheme
  • Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cashback plan and EAP
  • Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan
  • Techscheme - buy any tech from Apple or Currys, up to £1000, and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free
  • Blue Light Card Scheme
  • You Did It Awards - recognition awards from £100-250.

Additional Information

All CVs will be anonymised by our recruitment system when you apply for a role at Age UK. Please note that our system is unable to anonymise cover letters, and we would therefore ask that to support the work we are doing on making our recruitment selection process fairer and more unbiased, that you remove any personal information from your cover letter/supporting statement, including your name before uploading this. All equalities monitoring information is also anonymised and not shared with the hiring panel. Your name and address will only be known to us once you are invited for an interview.

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria under the Disability Confident Scheme. Please note that on occasion, due to high numbers of applications, Age UK reserves the right to limit the overall number of interviews offered, and therefore, it may not always be practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people that meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Age UK View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 03 June 2024
Closed date: 17 June 2024 at 16:59
Job ref: Grp01331
Tags: Policy/Research