Policy and Research Officer

Recruiter
Hastoe Group
Location
Kingston Upon Thames, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1265306630
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Policy and Research Officer (part time)

Salary: £35,000-£40,000 (pro rata) depending on experience

Location: Hampton Wick, south west London (35 minutes' train travel from Waterloo and 10 minutes' walk from Kingston-upon-Thames town centre)

Part time role: 3 days per week

About us

Hastoe is an award-winning housing association that owns and manages over 7,500 rented, shared ownership and leasehold homes across the south of England. We hold charitable status and support both rural and urban communities by providing affordable and environmentally sustainable homes for local people.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a part-time Policy and Research Officer to join the Communications and External Affairs team, based at our Hampton Wick office. Reporting to the Head of Communications and External Affairs.

Your main responsibilities will include:

·Helping to develop and maintain Hastoe's influence and profile among politicians, civil servants, national agencies and the media.

·Researching and interpreting information to provide new insights that facilitate Hastoe's influencing work.

·Preparing materials for presentations, articles for publication and responses to government policies and consultations.

·Maintaining strong working relationships with key national and regional partners.

For full details on this role, please see the Job Description on our website.

About you

We're looking for someone with experience of policy campaigning or working in a political environment as well as an understanding of parliamentary procedures. You will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong research and writing skills. You must be highly-motivated, able to work on your own initiative, and willing to travel across the south of England.

Our benefits

Your salary will be supported by a range of benefits, including flexible working opportunities, discounts and a pension scheme. Hastoe is a Gold-Standard Investor in People organisation, and offers excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and develop your career.

Annual leave: 25 days (pro rata, increasing with service) + bank holidays + 1.5 days complimentary Christmas leave and the option to purchase additional leave.

Pension: Hastoe contribution of 5%, giving a total combined contribution of 8% of salary (minimum employee contribution of 3%).

Family friendly policies and benefits include:

-Flexible working

-Discounts for local shops, restaurants and gym membership

-Cycle and Car Leasing Scheme

-Employee Assistance Programme (advice service)

-Health Cash Plan (a type of health insurance)

Application

Please send your CV and a supporting statement by midnight on Sunday 6 October 2019.

Your supporting statement should include your:

-motivations for applying for the role

-experience of working in a research capacity

-experience of working in a political/policy campaigning environment

-experience of networking skills and stakeholder engagement

-experience of writing and presenting

Please note, CVs that are not accompanied by a supporting statement will not be considered for shortlisting.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 and shortlisted candidates will meet with the Chief Executive before appointment.

This post is subject to background checks.

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