Children North East Job vacancy - Newcastle upon Tyne, Policy Officer

Children North East Job vacancy - Newcastle upon Tyne, Policy Officer
Children North East UK

Job description

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. We work with babies, children and young people through the rollercoaster of growing up in their families, schools and communities.

This is a new and exciting opportunity at Children North East. You will be involved in establishing our social policy position, campaigning for change and helping to influence local and national social policy to improve the lives of babies, children and young people.

Your responsibilities as Policy Officer will include researching and analysing data, advising on various issues including the impact of policy decisions, carrying out developmental work and liaising with internal and external contacts in the wider community.

Main Responsibilities
  • Undertake or commission research and carry out consultations with internal and external stakeholders including colleagues, service beneficiaries, or members of the public.
  • Gather and analyse data and information.
  • Develop expertise in social policy affecting children and young people regionally and nationally.
  • Lead on campaigning for change in social policy affecting babies, children and young people.
  • Keep up to date with social, political and economic developments and brief others on these.
  • Identify and respond to relevant consultations and inquiries, including submissions to consultations issued by Government, Parliament, and other bodies in collaboration with Senior Managers as necessary.
  • Identify opportunities for Children North East to engage reactively and proactively across all relevant policy areas.
  • Manage and track the delivery of political or organisational priorities.
  • Provide advice to senior managers, stakeholders and decision makers on Children North East policy position.
  • Work closely with our Communications Team to prepare public policy statements, briefings, reports, and speeches.
  • Deliver oral briefings and presentations.
  • Work with a range of people and organisations, including senior managers, public office officials and members of the public.
  • Produce resources, articles, speeches, tweets and posts in partnership with the Communications Team regarding Children North East’s policy position.
  • For a full candidate pack and to apply, please visit the “Our Vacancies” section of our website.
Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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Posted on: 29 July 2021
Salary: £23,297 - £25,667 per year pro rata
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Closing date: 18 August 2021


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