Hammersmith, Greater London
£27,950 per year
Contract, Temporary, 6 Month fixed term contract, 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 the charity as we embark on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. 

At Independent Age, our policy team analyses the problems that affect people as they grow older, and develops tangible solutions to ensure that no-one feels ignored, isolated and marginalised. 

We are looking for a Policy Officer to join us on a fixed term maternity contract (6 months) to support ongoing policy and research activity and help us achieve policy and practice change.

This role is situated in a department that brings together policy, campaigns and public affairs professionals. The Policy Officer will provide vital support on our policy and research activities, ensuring our work delivers the maximum possible impact for older people. 

We would be looking to you to bring experience of desk-based or field research and of producing written analysis, having an understanding of how policy, public affairs and campaigns activity interact to create positive change. You should have strong writing skills and be able to tailor language for different formats or audiences, as well as being able to speak with people compassionately and empathetically when discussing sensitive subjects.

With a proven ability to work independently and proactively to meet strict deadlines, and excellent organisation skills you would be managing several concurrent tasks, maintaining a high level of attention to detail. 

Using your experience to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders we would be wanting you to successfully collaborate both within a your team and cross functionally. 

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, and an employee assistance programme. 

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.

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.

We are passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion.  We celebrate diversity and champion the differences and nuances which make each and every one of us unique, creating an inclusive environment where we can all be ourselves

Refreshed on: 31 July 2021
Closed date: 09 August 2021
Tags: Policy/Research

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