Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Location London
Flex Type Various flexible
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £27,365 – £28,750
Company Charity People

Charity People is delighted to be working with Advice UK in their search for a new Policy and Public Affairs Officer to work with the Policy and Public Affairs Manager for the Policy and Public Affairs Department

This is an exciting time to join Advice UK’s growing team as they launch a new three-year strategy (2024-2027). The organisation will be making a significant investment in capacity, new support services and innovation to deliver the support and advice that members, the wider advice sector and their communities need.

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Location: Home Based with occasional travel to the London office

Contract: Permanent, Full Time 35 hours or part time options considered (3 days 21 hours or 4 days 28 hours or a job share)

Salary: £27,365 – £28,750 per annum plus Regional Weighting (up to £4,454 in London) and £600 home working allowance

Benefits: 20 days of annual leave, increasing by a day each year (to a maximum of 5 additional days) plus 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year, home working allowance, 6% pension contribution plan, two days volunteering days per year, season ticket and bicycle loan scheme

About the organisation

Advice UK is a small charity that makes a big impact. They support members, so it is easier for them to help their clients, and by directly influencing policy-makers, decision-makers and funders. There are currently 700 Advice UK members and 1.7m people were offered free advice by members on a diverse range of issues including debt, housing, benefits and immigration problems

The Role

To support our policy and public affairs (P&PA) activities; so AdviceUK has a strong voice and our messages are heard at a national and regional level across England, Scotland and Wales; all so we can secure policy, funding and system change to benefit people seeking advice and the communities served by our members. Do so by working close with AdviceUK colleagues to ensure our policy, advocacy and campaigns activity is robust, challenging and independent and to raise our profile and reputation.

Responsibilities:

Policy Development

Collaborate with AdviceUK colleagues to develop relationships with AdviceUK members, partners, funders and sector stakeholders to capture key policy data to support policy and advocacy work.
Research, write and produce a range of policy material, including reports, select committee responses, evidence statements, briefings and responses to Government consultations.
Manage the monitoring of policy, regulation and political activity across the UK, including key debates, parliamentary questions, All Party Group and select committee activities to inform our policy and campaigns activity.
Support the smooth running of AdviceUK’s policy workstreams, supporting effective integration of policy work across England, Scotland and Wales.
Write reports, briefings and papers to keep members and internal stakeholders updated on our policy and public affairs activity.
Stakeholder Management And Public Affairs

Lead on planning and delivery of our stakeholder and parliamentary contact programme and support this by writing letters and drafting briefings.
Maintain and regularly review our stakeholder mapping, work with P&PA colleagues to ensure it reflects policy and public affairs objectives and sets our best routes to achieve desired outcomes
Deliver effective public affairs monitoring and research, briefing and speech preparation, ensuring relevant developments and insights are shared with P&PA colleagues
Support AdviceUK to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders across governments and parliaments (including Ministers, MPs, civil servants); local and regional decision makers; non-governmental bodies and other relevant stakeholders.
Do so by communicating our policy proposals; intelligence about AdviceUK members; the evidence we have of the issues raised by them and, where relevant, arranging for key stakeholders to visit services to gain a lived experience perspective.
Data and Evidence

Deliver any required analysis of data and reporting in order to support decision making.
Support the delivery of reports as required to demonstrate if performance is achieving required KPIs
Ensure the membership and stakeholder data you enter is accurate and timely. Work with AdviceUK colleagues to support data quality; accurate reporting and analysis.

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you feel you have the following skills and experiences;

Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with peers, mangers, partners and suppliers
Strong analytical thinking and decision-making skills, with ability to translate data and evidence into actionable insights to inform decision-making
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to use online forums, communities and events as an engagement tool
Experience of stakeholder mapping and prioritising across England, Scotland and Wales
Experience of working in the UK parliament and Whitehall landscape
Experience of 1:1 briefing of MPs, civil servants and other key stakeholders
Experience of using video content to communicate policy objectives and public affairs work to stakeholders
Experience of working in partnership with others on joint campaigns
For more information and for the full Job Pack, please contact Seema. The application process is to submit a CV and Supporting Statement to seema@charitypeople.co.uk

The closing date is 9am on Tuesday 25 June. Interviews will take place w/c 1st July in person and in London. Travel costs will be reimbursed.

If you require any assistance or adjustments during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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