Caritas Salford vacancy

Post: Policy and Influencing Officer
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (part-time considered)
Salary: £34,088 – £38,060 per annum (scale point 24-28)
Location: Based in Manchester/Agile Working
Closing date: 11 April 2024 at 10am

Caritas Salford require a Policy and Influencing Officer to become part of a dynamic organisation which works across Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire to influence, advocate, research, and contribute to the expansion of their activities of tackling poverty disadvantage, and discrimination across the services they provide.

The potholder may have extensive experience in the field or just seeking to expand and develop on that experience. You will have good knowledge of and an interest in key aspects of social policy and inequalities. It is important that you are passionately committed to upholding and promoting human dignity, enabling the voices of those who are marginalised to be listened to and seeking to promote justice as this is what underpins everything that Caritas stands for.

You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated, committed, and reliable. You’ll be able to develop and produce evidence-based, high quality policy briefings and research projects in support of advocacy objectives using a range of tactics. You will need to be able to facilitate effective conversations, especially in spaces with a wide and diverse audience with different interests and priorities. The ability to understand complex information and communicate it both orally and in writing with good attention to detail is also important for this role.

Caritas Salford require the post holder to have the ability to work independently with strong time management, organisational and planning skills. Proficient IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) is essential.

Caritas Salford offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. They also offer 26 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, training opportunities, with flexible working options available.

If this sounds like the next step you are looking for, Caritas Salford would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: Thursday 11 April 2024 at 10am
Interview: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Caritas follow Safer Recruitment practices, and this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The ability to drive – whilst not essential – would be helpful as this role requires you to reveal around Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

For full details on how to apply, please visit their Careers page.

If you have any queries or issues when applying, then please email hr@caritassalford.org.uk and the HR department will be happy to help.

Caritas Diocese of Salford is an equal opportunities employer.
Registered Charity Number: 1125808