Salary: £41,426 per annum rising to £43,559 after 12 months in London (or £37, 771 per annum rising to £39, 950 after 12 months outside of London)
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) - job share or substantial part-time applications welcome
Location: London N1, with flexibility to regularly work from home/home-based, with occasional travel to the office in line with NCVO’s flexible working policy or home working policy if outside London.
NCVO is transforming the way it works. With a new strategic direction and leadership team, we are determined to work with our members so that charities and volunteering can thrive. As the country recovers from the covid-19 pandemic, charities and volunteering aren’t just vital support systems for communities – they’re at the heart of how people want to lead their lives.
As the Policy and Insights manager you will work within the Networks and Influencing team to ensure NCVO’s policy work is collaborative and puts members at the heart. You will build effective relationships across the Networks and Influencing team as well as the wider organisation. You will be excited to join a new team that is working to change the way NCVO works with members as part of our new strategy.
You will support the development of policy positions with NCVO members, so facilitation skills and experience of consulting with the public or organisations would be useful. You will take a lead on certain areas of policy development and influencing, working collaboratively with colleagues in the process. An essential part of this role is working collaboratively with external stakeholders, including members, other infrastructure bodies and civil servants. You will support colleagues to influence parliamentarians.
You will have experience of influencing policy, at a national and/or local level. Knowledge of how government works and the policy issues facing charities is essential. Previous experience of influencing government policy relating to funding, whether for charities or other organisations, would be desirable. An interest in working on policy relating to charity finance and funding, from government programmes to tax reform, is essential.
You will work with research colleagues to ensure our policy positions are based on evidence and identity any gaps in evidence, so skills such as survey design and focus group facilitation would be useful. You will lead on monitoring emerging policy trends across NCVO’s policy work, and undertake research to explore these trends. You will explain policy positions to a range of audiences from policy papers and consultation submissions to blogs and presentations.
NCVO is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented in NCVO. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the application and interview process.
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Closing date: 9am 2nd August 2021
NCVO supports volunteering and charities.
We believe that the work of volunteers and charities make our communities stronger and the world around us better, for everyone.
Our members are at the heart of our mission. We work collaboratively with our 16,000-strong network of national and local charities and voluntary organisations. We share practical support and new insight so that people and organisations can focus on making a difference. And we work alongside our members to ensure that the essential role of volunteers and charities is widely recognised.
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Benefits for NCVO employees
NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk (approximately 15 minutes) from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal.