Hammersmith, Greater London (Hybrid)
£39,725 per annum, increasing to to £40,825 after 6 months and £41,925 after 12 months
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work to increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

The Policy Manager will use the evidence and insight gained through our services and campaign network to identify the problems that older people face and come up with innovate policy solutions to improve their lives. They will then work with colleagues across the organisation, particularly Public Affairs, Campaigns and Media, to influence policymakers and make their policy calls a reality.

We are looking for someone with significant experience of scoping and developing policy calls. The successful candidate will have a robust understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including of commissioning research from academics and third parties. They will have strong written and verbal communication skills and a determination to make life better for people in later life.

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are Purpose-driven; compassionate; expert; collaborative; accountable; inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside our charity to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work.  We hire from a variety of backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.

If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you. 

We offer two incremental salary increases for everyone joining us, one at successful completion of probation and the second on the first anniversary of starting with us.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best, so we provide support to attain this with flexible working hours and regular remote working opportunities. We also offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.  

Open to considering a job share and part time hours.

To apply, please visit our website to submit a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June


Refreshed on: 28 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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