Head of Policy and Public Affairs

£54,838.14 - 54,838.14 per year
23 Jun 2020
23 Jul 2020
01 20/21
Skills for Care
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Title: Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Status: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

Location: Flexibility, with an expectation that there will be frequent travel to our Leeds and London offices as well as travel across the country/ currently home based

Salary:  £54,838.14 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: 9am Friday 17th July 2020

Interview date: Thursday 30th July 2020


Skills for Care is seeking a Head of Policy and Public Affairs to join our newly created Strategy, Impact and Policy directorate.

Our purpose

Skills for Care supports adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect. We do this by helping employers get the best from their most valuable resource - their people

With Investor in People Silver accreditation, we are committed to our people and achieving high performance to ensure the best possible outcomes for the social care sector

The role

This new position will play an important part to;

  • Ensure Skills for Care (SfC) is at the forefront of all adult social care workforce policy matters
  • Provide analysis, guidance, advice and briefings on all emerging policy matters to the CEO, Chair and Leadership Team and externally to the adult social care sector
  • Lead the development of SfC’s policy position and supporting colleagues in taking a proactive and consistent corporate position
  • Support the achievement of our organisational purpose by influencing and shaping our business planning process both with key funders and other relevant organisations though knowledge of emerging trends influenced by policy developments.

Requirements of the role

Skills for Care supports the principle that everyone should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression.  All applications will be considered on their own merit and our recruitment process is competitive and transparent. We particularly welcome applications from BAME and disabled candidates as we are actively looking to increase the diversity of our senior teams which are currently not as representative as we would like them to be.

We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate:

  • Leading policy and strategic development as well as stakeholder consultation processes.

  • Previous undertaking of policy analysis and development in a medium sized private or public sector organisation.

  • Working at an advanced level with national government departments, non-departmental government bodies or other national organisations.

Why work for us

Skills for Care is a great place to work and we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • Generous leave benefits including 31 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Health Cash Plan

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Working from home

As a Disability Confident Employer Skills for Care is committed to a positive approach towards employing people with a disability. If you require any adjustments or assistance to enable you to apply please contact us at hr@skillsforcare.org.uk 

If you are interested in applying for this role please click ‘apply now’ for more information.

A DBS check is not required for this role. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage.

As part of the Skills for Care team, there is an expectation that all colleagues demonstrate our values as part of their day to day approach to work, this means being Innovative, Dedicated, Responsible, and Collaborative


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