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If you are passionate about improving the lives of care-experienced young people and are interested in policy development and political influencing, then this might just be your dream job!

This is a new and really important role for Become – we want to grow our policy and evidence base, and increase the reach and impact of our influencing work to create positive change for care-experienced young people.

If you think you can do the job well, and bring passion and enthusiasm to the role, then we want to hear from you.

About Become and the role of Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Become, the national charity for children in care and young care leavers, is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. We believe that young people who’ve experienced care should have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives. We put young people at the heart of everything we do – helping them to be powerful agents of positive change in their own lives, in the care system and in society.

We have programmes of work that really make a difference, a welcoming and collaborative culture and a growing group of expert staff passionately committed to improving outcomes for children in care and young care leavers.

With the recently published Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, we are developing ambitious plans for the future to drive forward impactful policy campaigning and influencing approaches that tackle the structural and systemic issues getting in the way of young people thriving. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will play a key role in making this happen.

Location: We are currently hybrid working. Our team is largely home-based with some in-person attendance and meetings expected (mainly at our central hot-desking location in Old Street, London) in addition, for non-London based staff, we will consider hot-desking options near you, if required. We are open to conversations about flexible working arrangements.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 9:00am on Tuesday 30th August 2022