Job Title: Policy Officer
Location: Home Based, Maidstone (UK)
Closing Date: 8 July 2020
Salary: £28,366 per annum
Contract Type: (Fixed Term, Permanent, Internship)
Working Pattern: (Flexible, Full Time, Part Time)
Open to expatriates: Yes/No/Not Stated/Not Applicable
The policy officer role supports Unlock’s work to address systemic barriers, stigma and discrimination that people with criminal records face. It will involve working across a number of different policy strands, but with a particular focus on our work to reform legislation and government policy on the criminal records disclosure regime. Building on Unlock’s recent work – including a successful legal intervention in the Supreme Court, the #FairChecks movement and work on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – the post holder will work to influence policy makers and key stakeholders to secure changes that benefit people we exist for.
The role includes developing our policy positions and voice, ensuring that we are listening to the challenges that people with criminal records are facing and ensuring there is a strong evidence-base for our recommendations for change.
The role involves assisting with the development of Unlock’s strategy of using the law to achieve change in policy, as well as working with colleagues to build on the charity’s previous research to develop a strategy that strengthens the evidence-base for changes in policies and practices that will have a positive impact on the lives of people we exist to help. The role will ensure that what we do is presented in an engaging and persuasive way to policy makers and relevant stakeholders.
Experience and Qualifications:
Degree or equivalent in social policy or related subject (D)
Relevant work experience (E)
Confident in developing policy positions on behalf of an organisation (D)
Holding and developing relationships with government officials and policy makers (D)
Experience of influencing policy at a strategic level (D)
Experience of analysing primary and secondary sources of evidence (qualitative and quantitative) and developing recommendations for policy and practice (D)
How to apply: Apply on site.
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