London, Greater London
£33,886 - £39,276 per annum plus excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Position: Senior Policy Officer (Welfare & Employment)
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Location: Flexible
Salary: £33,886 - £39,276 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band F, Level 1
Department: Policy and Evidence

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

This is an exciting opportunity to help the MS Society secure tangible changes for people with MS. Reporting to the Policy Manager (Welfare and Technology), you will lead on high profile policy issues across welfare and employment that affect people with MS.

You will ensure that our policy work is built around strong evidence and is informed by and developed with people affected by MS and relevant professionals.

Working closely with colleagues in External Relations, Communications & Campaigns you will play a key role in building effective campaigns and influencing programmes around key issues facing people with the condition.

You’ll have experience of working in a lobbying or campaigning role or a busy political environment and a proven track record of influencing others, ideally in a welfare and/or employment policy/practice context.

You’ll have a detailed understanding of the policy making processes that surround welfare, excellent analytical skills and the ability to present complex information at senior levels.

You will be joining the Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team.

We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

Part of this exciting transformation will include an office move from our current National Centre in Cricklewood, NW London to a different location in London. We are currently defining where and what type of accommodation this will be and we really want our staff to be involved in that decision.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 8th February 2021

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 08 February 2021
Job ref: 157278_ms
Tags: Communications, PR, Policy/Research