You will take ownership of specific work streams, projects and responses, with a particular emphasis on financial service safety nets, utilities, debt solutions and consumer protection for people in financial difficulties. You will follow key developments in government policy, legislation, markets, social and economic trends. You will be willing to represent the charity at external events and in broadcast, print and social media, giving a voice to the problems they see and proposing solutions.
You will be responsible for:
- Managing policy projects and work streams;
- Developing and delivering evidence-based reports, briefings and articles to influence both public policy debate and policies;
- Producing responses to consultations and requests from Government and other stake holders;
- Analysing key developments in areas like the economy, government policy, legislation, parliament, and research from other organisations;
- Managing relations with internal and external stakeholders to maintain and progress policy work streams;
- Representing the charity at meetings, conferences, seminars and working groups;
- Representing the charity in print, broadcast and social media.
- A working knowledge and understanding of policy, regulatory and legislation relating to debt;
- Experience of developing policies that affect change;
- A detailed understanding of the public policy making process and in particular how a Charity can exercise a responsible influence on Government and other policy makers in the public and private sectors;
- Proven ability to analyse complex information and advise on contentious issues;
- Excellent communication skills, in person and in writing.