Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Officer
Organisation: The British Red Cross
Location: London, United Kingdom
Closing Date: 28 September 2020
Salary: £28,500 per annum
Contract Type: Not Stated
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
The Policy and Advocacy Officer will join the health and resilience policy team, which is responsible for securing policy and practice change related to health inequalities, loneliness and social isolation, community education (including first aid), crisis response, community resilience and climate change.
The team sits alongside and works closely with the refugee and asylum policy and advocacy team, the corporate public affairs team, and the policy research team.
Role and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Senior Health Policy and Influencing Officer and the Senior Policy Advocacy officer for Crisis Response and Community Resilience, you will have the potential to lead on elements of the health and resilience policy and advocacy brief.
The role of the policy and advocacy officer sits within the policy, research and advocacy department, within the communications and advocacy directorate, so that both externally and internally people act, behave, or make decisions in a way that results in a positive change for people in crisis.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Educated to a degree level or (equivalent by experience) in public/social policy, social work, politics or similar, you should have knowledge or a real passion in British Red Cross policy areas such as health and social care, loneliness and crisis response.
With an understanding of public policy making, you should have experience in policy development or advocacy (at a national or local level) as well as experience of successfully managing a number of different projects at any given time, completing them to a high level of quality.
Able to work diplomatically and professionally with internal and external stakeholders, you should have the ability to translate sometimes complex policy ideas into a persuasive format for a public or political audience.
You should also have good influencing and networking skills.
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