Closing date: 02/09/2022
Location: London, Leeds or Birmingham
Salary: £42,000 - £45,000

We are looking for a Senior Policy Manager to work closely with our Director of Engagement (Interim), Head of Policy (Interim) and the Policy and Public Affairs Officer, and wider colleagues to develop influencing strategies across key focus areas, including ethnic disparities and place, to build our reputation among policymakers and to drive government thinking and policy on levelling up and towards marginalised young people.  This will involve working closely with internal stakeholders across all teams to bring together our research, investment and evaluation activity in key focus areas to ensure we’re joining the dots and maximising opportunities to develop evidence-based policy recommendations.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience of:

  • Significant experience in a strategic policy role in a similar organisation and/or working on a similar issue
  • Policy development and influencing in a complex multistakeholder environment
  • Knowledge of current key debates and priorities in the youth employment space
  • Project and event management
  • Drafting written materials for internal and external audiences (e.g. briefings, reports and/or responses to government consultations)
  • Line management

and have the following skills and competencies:

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in the development of strategies/activity
  • Able to gather and analyse a wide range of information from different sources and succinctly use that to have influence or set out a policy position
  • Able to establish priorities and manage a complex workload to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to engage at all levels, articulate complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work as part of a small, dedicated team

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