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As one of the largest and most diverse providers of services to marginalised groups, the Salvation Army is looking for a Policy Adviser to join its Public Affairs team. Your experience of providing influential advice on public policy will enable the organisation to successfully lobby for change.

About this exciting opportunity

The Salvation Army is a Christian church and registered charity with an extensive social remit, providing a range of social and community services, including those for people experiencing homelessness, addictions, frailty in old age, unemployment and poverty.

This highly rewarding and fast-paced Policy Adviser role will see our successful candidate, with the support of two Policy Analysts, devise, implement and manage an effective programme of policy advice, analysis and research to enable the Salvation Army to promote and defend its work with politicians and policy makers.

In addition, you will monitor legislative changes and opportunities to submit evidence relevant to the Salvation Army’s service delivery work, as well as representing our work to Cabinet minister level and influence those closest to key decision makers. Assisting the Head of Public Affairs in ensuring lobbying objectives are delivered, writing briefings for senior leaders on key policy developments and legislative changes, plus advocating for social justice, both within and outside the organisation, are also key components of the role.

To make sure you don’t miss out

You must be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, with an impressive track record of delivering policy advice that meets organisational objectives. You will also possess an in-depth knowledge of UK social policy, the policy making process and relevant professional networks.

Calm, flexible and proactive, you must be an excellent communicator with a strategic and tactical mind-set, while having credibility with key influencers and the ability to form strong relationships are also key requirements.

It is also vital you have the ability to show compassion and respect when resolving complex issues, and to work flexibly and productively across organisational boundaries and within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army.


Benefits include: 25 days’ annual leave plus eight bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; Childcare Voucher Scheme and an employee assistance programme. 

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 8th October 2017