Policy and Campaigns Advisor (Health and Social Care)

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Reference number: 42775

Title: Policy and Campaigns Advisor (Health and Social Care)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: King's Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 20 August 2018

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

Interview date: Tuesday 28 August 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 Policy and Campaigns team. The Policy and Campaigns Advisor will lead our policy work related to Health and Social Care. This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week at our head office in King’s Cross, London.

The Government is bringing forward proposals to reform the social care system and develop a 10-year plan for the future of the NHS.  We are seeking a passionate and highly effective influencer to ensure that decision makers recognise and respond to the needs of people with complex disabilities at this critical time. Now is also a pivotal time for Sense, as we seek to achieve our ambitious plan to become the leading charity supporting people with complex disabilities, and to transform more lives than ever before.           

About you 

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of actively influencing the public policy agenda and are passionate about achieving change for disabled people and their families.

The successful candidate must have the ability to understand and analyse complex policy developments related to health and social care, and identify opportunities to influence. You must be an excellent communicator and be capable of 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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