National Public Policy Advisor (Economics and Social Welfare)
The National Church Institutions (NCIs) are national administrative bodies that work together to support the mission and ministry of the Church of England. Their activities are hugely varied, ranging from management of a multi-billion-pound investment fund, to a grant-giving charity, a housing service for retired clergy and the administration of four multi-employer pension schemes.
The Public Policy team is one part of the Faith and Public Life (F&PL) Department which also involves the Parliamentary Unit as well as teams covering Anglican Communion affairs, Ecumenical relations and Inter-religious affairs, along with a number of project teams working on issues as diverse as modern-day slavery, freedom of religion and belief and social impact investment. There is a strong collaborative working culture across the Public Policy team and the wider F&PL Department
The work of F&PL’s Public Policy team comes under the oversight of the Mission and Public Affairs Council (a sub-committee of the Archbishops’ Council).
This is a senior role, working as part of a small multi-disciplinary team to support and advise the Church of England in its engagement matters on public policy and ethics.
With fellow members of the Public Policy team, the post holder will give authoritative, timely and well-researched advice and support to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York; to the Lords Spiritual in their Parliamentary role (working alongside the Parliamentary team within the Faith and Public Life Department (F&PL)), to the General Synod, the Archbishops’ Council and other national Church of England bodies, on all matters of public policy and ethics.
This will include responding to Government Consultations, drafting Synod and other papers, organising, briefing and staffing the Archbishops and Bishops in meetings with government ministers and others, and liaison across a wide field of church and church-related NGO, research and campaigning bodies.
The closing date for applications is 18 December 2023 (midnight).
Interviews will be held in London on 31 January 2024.
The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and other under-represented groups.
We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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