Up to £28000 per annum



About the organisation

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Job Description

Policy and Advocacy Officer - Loneliness and Social Isolation
Location: Moorgate, London
Contract type: 12 months FTC
Hours per week: 35
Salary: circa £28,000 per annum (inc London Weighting)

We have a unique opportunity for a policy and advocacy officer, passionate about working on one of the biggest social issues of our time - loneliness and social isolation.

What you will be doing
The Policy and Advocacy Officer will project manage and support the delivery of an ambitious programme of policy, advocacy and engagement work on loneliness and social isolation, as part of our partnership with the Co-op.

Working with teams across the organisation, you will provide support to the Loneliness Action Group, a group comprised of dozens of public, private and voluntary national organisations passionate about tackling loneliness as well as support work related to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Loneliness, research and other UK-wide policy development related to reducing loneliness and social isolation.

Meet the team
The new role of the policy and advocacy officer (loneliness and social isolation) has been created to support the delivery of an ambitious advocacy work stream for the British Red Cross and Co-op partnership, aimed to tackle loneliness and social isolation across the UK. The officer will sit within the British Red Cross's Policy, Research and Advocacy department (UK), within the Communications and Advocacy Directorate.

What we are looking for
Educated to a degree level or (equivalent by experience) in public/social policy, social work, politics or similar, you should have knowledge or a real passion and interest in loneliness and social isolation and relevant public issues.

With an understanding of public policy making, you should have experience in policy development or advocacy (at a national or local level) as well as experience of successfully managing a number of different projects at any given time, completing them to a high level of quality.

Able to work diplomatically and professionally with internal and external stakeholders, you should have the ability to translate sometimes complex policy ideas into a persuasive format for a public or political audience.

You should also have good influencing and networking skills.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 1st of January 2019 with first stage interviews to take place the week beginning the 7th of January 2019.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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