Policy and Campaigns Officer

Salary: 
£9,920 – 17.25 hours a week with a flex time scheme (£19,841 F.T.E.)
Hiring Organisation: 
Epilepsy Action

Policy and Campaigns Officer (maternity cover) Temporary part-time role Based at: New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY Salary: £19,841 a year pro rata plus benefits £9,920 – 17.25 hours a week with a flex time scheme Contract starts: January 2018 Contract ends: 31st August 2018 Are you keen to be part of creating change in a charity environment?  Do you understand how to monitor and contribute to draft policy? Influencing those who legislate, commission and provide services and healthcare is a key part of our commitment to improving the lives of people with epilepsy. This role helps to deliver this objective. With a good understanding of the need for this work, you will be able to participate in research, analysis, consultation responses and campaign development. From behind-the-scenes influencing to full-on public campaigning, you will play a role in improving all aspects of living with epilepsy. You will need to demonstrate skills or experience in policy and campaigns work and be an excellent communicator. Being able to rapidly understand, and explain, complex policy issues, you will be involved in working with our grassroots campaign volunteers. An understanding of the UK healthcare and political systems would be helpful. As part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team, your work will have an impact on the day-to-day lives of people living with epilepsy, bringing about concrete changes. Working on a wide range of issues, the role will keep you busy and engaged. Epilepsy Action is a UK charity with an international reputation. Member-led, we have a unique role as the voice of people living with epilepsy. Our goal is to improve the lives of everybody affected by epilepsy and we set our sights high. Our staff are central to ensuring we achieve our objectives and we are committed to supporting and encouraging people to achieve their best. For an application pack please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk/vacancies, email recruitment@epilepsy.org.uk or contact Epilepsy Action’s Recruitment Line on 0113 210 8835 No CVs will be accepted. Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 22 November 2017 Interview date: 7 and 8 December 2017 Job Ref: PCO/17 Epilepsy Action is a registered charity in England No. 234343   Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification

Seniority: 
experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
part time
Org Type: 
Cha
Job Location: 
Leeds, UK
Location type: 
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Closing date for applications: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:00

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