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Policy Officer (1 year FTC ) - London Kings Cross - CGL799

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Salary: 
£23,065 - £26,414 plus ILW
Hours: 
37.5
Closing Date: 
Friday, 19 May 2017 - 11:45pm
Job Reference: 
CGL799

Change Grow Live is one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities and this is an exciting opportunity to join our ambitious and creative team.

Your role will be to support the Collective Voice project which is a group of nine voluntary sector organisations (including Change Grow Live) who have come together to ensure the needs of the drug and alcohol sector and its service users are represented.

The post-holder will have good communication skills, be adept in managing the priorities of a busy working environment, be willing to learn, and have a commitment to supporting and empowering some of our most vulnerable citizens.

Working to agreed objectives and tight deadlines, you will collate and communicate complex information clearly and persuasively both in writing and orally. Political awareness and an understanding of national policy making and legislative process is therefore desirable.

By influencing a wide range of stakeholders including parliamentary, media and representatives from the children, families, and drugs/alcohol sectors, you’ll contribute towards the shaping and development of government policy. The position would be ideal for a professional looking to enter the voluntary sector and gain experience of a national charity.

This is a fixed term, one year role based at our regional office in London (King’s Cross) with some travel across London and in other parts of the country.

Change Grow Live is committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

We offer an attractive range of benefits including:

25 days of holiday leave, increasing by 1 day each year until a maximum of 30 days.
An hour out of your working week dedicated to activities to support your health, development and wellbeing.
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme including telephone or face to face advice and counselling.
National childcare voucher scheme.

For further details please see the job description and person specification

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