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Tel: 07726 562716

Policy and Research Manager (3535)

Location: Whitecross Studios, Banner St, London, EC1Y 8ST

Salary expectation: £42,840 to £47,600

Application deadline: Sun 18th August

This is a full-time role
FT, permanent role. Applications for job share welcome.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer. We are advertising for a Policy and Research Manager to lead The Children’s Society’s influencing work on issues of child poverty and inequality.

Ever since we were founded, The Children’s Society has sought to tackle child poverty and destitution. The issues may look a little different today – from working to improve the social security system for children, to ensuring that migrant children have access to the legal support and financial assistance that they need – but our work in this area is as crucial as it has ever been.

Over the last five years – and always working in close partnership with others – the child poverty and inequality policy and research team at The Children’s Society have played a key role in many crucial social policy changes, including:

*The introduction of Free School Meals for all infant school children
*The reversal of cuts to Tax Credits for low income working families
*The introduction of “Breathing Space” for families in problem debt
*The reinstatement of legal aid for unaccompanied children
*Council Tax exemptions, and access to an apprenticeship bursary, for young people leaving care

Applicants should have an expert understanding of key issues of child poverty and inequality affecting children and young people, superb team leadership skills, and an ability to act as a key organisational representative with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. A passion for influencing on issues of social justice and social inclusion, is required.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 pm on Sunday 18th August.


Deadline: Sun 18th August