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Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.​​​​​​​

Our government influencing work in Wales is at an exciting point in time; with opportunities to work with government and the sector on high level legal reform and the Welsh Government homelessness action plan, this is a unique job opportunity to help to bring about real and impactful policy change

Location: South Wales office – (Working from home is an option in line with Crisis’ homeworking policy - minimum of one day a week in the office).

About the role

As Head of Policy and Communications, you will be responsible for leading our policy influencing work in Wales. This is an extremely exciting time to join the team as you will be working closely with government officials and influential sector leads to bring about real change. This role manages a small but highly skilled team, operating in a quick paced environment and also working across different teams and departments from head office and services.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have excellent knowledge of developing and securing policy change at a national government level and will be keen to get stuck into the day to day development of this work. Ideally you will have sound knowledge of the homelessness system in Wales, with a strong desire to end homelessness through political influencing activity. You will be an experienced media spokesperson and understand how to communicate policy matters in a simple and concise way. 

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy;
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5%;
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave;
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay;
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm.

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.​​​​​​​

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 17th July 2022