Belfast, Belfast

Up to £21299 per annum

Part-time, Temporary

REQ0000024DY

About the organisation

The British Red Cross is one of the most recognised brands across the globe. We help millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepa... Read more

Job Description

Policy and Research Officer: EU Atlantic Areas - Floods
Location: Belfast or within Northern Ireland 
Contract type: Fixed term until March 2022
Hours per week: 17.5
Salary: £21,299 pro rata (£11.70 per hour)

The incidence and impact of flooding has been increasing across the world for the past 100 years and the trend is set to continue. Flooding is the most common natural disaster facing European populations, affecting 50 of 53 countries in the WHO European Region. Without action, up to half million additional people will be affected by flooding every year by 2080 (WHO 2013).

We've got an opportunity...
We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly organised and motivated individual to join our Independent Living & Crisis Response team in Belfast on a par-time basis.


Reporting to the Project Manager you will participate primarily in policy research gathering and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, and preparing reports - especially in the field of public policy relating to resilient communities, flood prevention and flood emergency management.


In addition, you will support the training of key stakeholders in 11 cities within the AA region (including Northern Ireland) to use Red Cross Community Resilience toolkits in conjunction with local communities to improve their preparedness for any future flooding events.

Say hello to the team...
The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About you...
To be successful in this position you must have the following skills and experience:
Degree level or equivalent by experience in policy and research, or related subject
Proven experience of at least 2 years in public policy & research
Proven ability to produce quality reports with significant policy content within agreed deadlines
Experience of defining, analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information
Experience of monitoring public policy
Experience of research writing
Experience of working collaboratively on projects
Experience in managing stakeholder relationships

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 31st of July 2019 with interviews to follow. Candidates who meet shortlisting criteria may be invited to interview before the closing date.

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; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and 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.


As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.


If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.


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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