Senior policy officer

  • Salary: £36,237 per annum
  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Contract: Permanent contract
  • Location: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1
  • Closing date: 9am Friday 6 September 2019
  • Interviews: Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Reference: SPO

An exciting opportunity to join NCVO’s policy and public services team support and working on behalf of the voluntary sector and volunteering.

You will contribute to the analysis, development and communication of voluntary sector and volunteering policy, with a particular focus on public services. Maintaining good relationships with a range of stakeholders and our member organisations, is a vital part of this role. You will work with the team to deliver key projects, which may include engagement events and activities.

You bring an interest in and understanding of public service design and delivery, particularly in relation to the role of the voluntary sector. You have excellent analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written. Well-organised, you work on your own initiative, and as part of a team. You will have a passion for the voluntary sector and a willingness to learn and take on challenges.

NCVO is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented in NCVO. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

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How to apply

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About NCVO

Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.

This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society – especially in times of challenge and change.

That’s why, inspired and empowered by our 14,000 members, NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave (for full-time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to five more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal. 

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