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Policy Officer

Part Time: 21 hours per week

Salary: NJC Points 23-28 (Currently £27,741 - £32,234) pro rata
Hours per week: 21 (3 Days)
We are currently recruiting for a Policy Officer who will be responsible for developing and managing the Children in Northern Ireland (CINI) policy work to support the achievement of CiNI’s mission and strategic goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES

  • Plan, develop and manage CiNI’s policy work
  • Develop and manage the production of persuasive, evidence based policy positions drawing on evidence for CiNI’s policy function and the views of CINI membership
  • Influence decision makers, policy makers and the general public on issues of concern to children, young people and their families
  • Draft CiNI responses to government consultations
  • Provide briefings and information for key influencers, members and strategic partners
  • Contribute to the production of regular information including newsletters, reports and publications on the findings of research
  • Service strategic groups such as the All Party Group on Children & Young People, Child Poverty Alliance and Children with Disabilities Strategic Alliance
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of CiNI’s strategic and operational plans
  • Where appropriate act as CiNI spokesperson in the media and at public events
  • Develop and manage external contacts and relationships to further CiNI’s policy work
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of key developments on policy and practice on children’s issues
  • Organise public events/seminars/conferences on CiNI’s policy work
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • A relevant degree/equivalent qualification or 5 years’ experience of working in the field of policy and legislative commentary and public affairs
  • 2 years’ experience of developing and implementing policy reform and advocacy strategies
  • 2 years’ experience of evidence based legislative and policy commentary
  • 2 years’ experience of successful public affairs engagement and influencing at a high level

Applications to be returned along with Fair Employment Monitoring Questionnaire via email to roger@ci-ni.org.uk or post to CiNI, Unit 9, 40 Montgomery Road Belfast BT6 9HL

Closing date for Applications: Thursday 30th September at 5pm.

INTERVIEWS FOR SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES TO BE HELD ON 12TH OCTOBER 2021

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