Policy and Public Affairs Officer (Young Carers and Young Adult Carers)
London (Union Street, SE1)
£30,238 per annum (Grade E) plus Inner London Weighting (£3,000)
Fixed term contract for 3 years
Full time (1.0 FTE)
London based - Working mainly within England, with some liaison with colleagues working in / covering Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
We are currently looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer (Young Carers and Young Adult Carers). This role will increase and improve Carers Trust’s status at the forefront of public policy debate around young carers and young adult carers, and make sure that the interests of young carers and young adult carers, and the services that support them, are effectively represented to decision-makers, such as parliamentarians, senior staff in education, NHS and local authorities. Main duties include:
- You will monitor parliamentary business, and horizon-scan for policy issues, about, and affecting, young carers and young adult carers. In response, you’ll be writing appropriate reactive responses (to include, but not limited to: internal and external briefings, consultation responses, social media and web posts, e-bulletin copy), and suggesting influencing opportunities linked to these for Carers Trust, as well as the local services we support.
- You’ll work across the England Directorate to secure:
- examples of arising, or emerging, issues affecting young carers, young adult carers and/or the services that support them
- practice examples and interventions which support young carers, young adult carers, from across The Carers Trust Network, and from Carers Trust’s projects and programmes
- young carers’ and young adult carers’ personal stories of what has helped, or hindered, their lives in relation to issues such as education and employment, their mental and physical health, and social care
The successful candidate will have experience of:
- Working directly with decision-makers at either a national level and/or local level.
- Analysing policy at a national or local level, formulating policy recommendations, and identifying associated influencing opportunities
- Supporting stakeholders to be involved in policy or public affairs work.
- Representing, or speaking on behalf of, a large organisation
This is a great opportunity for someone interested in joining a vibrant organisation and very successful team.
In order to apply, please complete an application form, making sure that you have responded to the person specification. We will not accept CVs for this role.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th October with interviews being held on Tuesday 29 October at CarersTrust , Unit 101, 164-180 Union Street, London SE1 0LH
Carers Trust is committed to valuing diversity.
Carers Trust has a number of measures in place to support the carers in its employment including carers leave.
Charity numbers: England and Wales 1145181, Scotland SC042870.
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