London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£22,400 per year
Contract, 2 years - renewable subject to funding, Part-time
Job description

A new role reflecting our increased commitment to policy & advocacy work. Pivotal to Pathway’s success, the postholder will help us spread good practice & influence decision makers to prioritise the needs of inclusion health populations.

Key responsibilites are to:

  • Lead high quality and high impact policy and good practice projects –working with our network of Fellows and the Faculty for Homelessness and Inclusion Health or delivered under the auspices of the DHSC-led Health and Wellbeing Alliance, along with our partners in Homeless Link and Groundswell.
  • Provide well-evidenced, coherently argued and excellently written responses to Government consultations, policy briefings and reports.
  • Represent Pathway and our position on inclusion health at external events.
  • Maintain a forward look of policy opportunities and project manage our workflow to make the most of them, working closely with our partners in Crisis to make sure our work is aligned.
  • Work closely with Pathway’s Communications Officer to communicate and amplify the impact of our policy work

The successful candidate will:

  1. have a strong track record in policy development – identifying and analysing problems, developing policy solutions to complex social and public service challenges and securing the support of decision makers.
  2. have excellent writing skills, with the ability to use drafting styles appropriate to different audiences.
  3. have strong political awareness and a good understanding of the national policy landscape.
  4. be able to understand and interpret data and research, and to identify gaps in available research.
  5. have strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrable track record in building relationships across organisational boundaries.
  6. be well organised, with an ability to prioritise within a busy workload and to meet tight deadlines
  7. have demonstrable ability or experience of using a range of information technology including MS Office 365
  8. have knowledge of and ability to apply project management techniques
  9. be self-starter with good initiative, a can-do attitude and able to work successfully as a team member
  10. have a commitment to Pathway's values.


Application Instructions

Please apply with
• a CV
• a description (maximum 500 words) of how you’re suitable for the role
• details of two referees

More about Pathway

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Refreshed on: 29 May 2022
Closed date: 08 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Policy Officer
Tags: Policy/Research, Advocacy

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