Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment)

Reference number: 42589

Title: Policy Advisor (Welfare Benefits and Employment)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time)

Location: King's Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 31 May 2018

Salary: 33,745 per annum (Inc. London allowance)

Sense salary points: 38 - 40

Interview date: Tuesday 12 June 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is looking for a Policy and Campaigns Advisor to join our highly successful team based at our London Head Office. As our new Policy and Campaigns Advisor, you will lead our policy and campaigns work related to Welfare Benefits and Employment.

A key part of the role will be promoting awareness of complex disabilities to external audiences, including local and central government, voluntary organisations and service providers.

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of actively influencing the public policy agenda and campaigning for change. 

You will have the ability to understand and analyse complex policy developments related to Health and Social Care, and identify opportunities to influence.  You will be an excellent communicator who has the ability building positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, policy makers and opinion formers. 

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kate Fitch via kate.fitch@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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