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Policy Officer (Temporary Accommodation)

Shared Health Foundation
£35,000 - £40,000 a year - Permanent, Part-time, Full-time, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract



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  • Company pension
  • Flexitime

Full job description

Role title: Policy Officer
Contract type: Fixed-term or permanent, full time with part time considered.
Location: Remote working; London-based with travel to Greater Manchester.
Start date: January 2024.
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 pa based on experience (including London weighting if applicable).

For an informal discussion around this role please email


Shared Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which is passionate about finding solutions so that the impact of poverty on health is reduced. We are absolutely committed to raising awareness and bringing change for the experience of families who are homeless. We have pioneered work to identify families, understand the situation at local and national level through lived experience and research. We now bringing solutions forward. We are based in Oldham in Greater Manchester and would love to have someone join our team who is more London based who will actively engage with MPs, Peers and Local Authorities.

This role working together with our CEO and policy lead will be significant in building consensus across the political spectrum in the next two years alongside networking with other organisations who are interested in this area building a coalition and network. We are really excited to have this role funded and look forward to meeting our new colleague soon.

The person

A keen interest in UK politics and current affairs.

Knowledge and understanding of how policy gets implemented in National government.

Experience of engaging MPs, Peers, civil servants

Experience of hosting, organising and leading an APPG.

An effective networker who can engage a diverse range of people both digital and face to face understanding that relationships are key.

A team player with initiative and a positive “can do” attitude and a self-starter.

An effective communicator, both written and verbal, with a specific ability to communicate well with colleagues and explain complex information simply to internal and external audiences.

Have excellent presentation skills and the ability to present to a wide variety of audiences, tailoring messages according to the audience.

Have an ability to bring people together from different backgrounds and sectors to build connections and establishing effective working relationships.

A commitment to excellence and high standards of professionalism.

Main responsibilities

Developing a creative approach to policy influence and wider advocacy.
Supporting organisational initiatives to embed organisational agenda in the mainstream policy dialogue, build support from MPs for our proposals, and sustain public interest in this policy area.
Managing working relationships with external partners and other key stakeholders, particularly with parliamentarians and other policy stakeholders.
Researching and analysing qualitative/statistical information, including primary sources and government data sources/other third-party data.
Drafting policy reports, briefing notes, internal memos, presentations, emails to external parties.
Helping to develop/disseminate evidence-based public policy solutions to support programme goals.

Other duties that may arise from time to time.

Personal specification



- Running, hosting and leading the strategy of an APPG

- Engaging MPs, Peers and Civil Servants to get policy implemented.

- Working with people from a variety of backgrounds and forging strong relationships.

- Public speaking and presentation experience.


- Worked within the VCSE sector previously.

- Experience of the impacts of health inequalities.



- Politics related qualification either A-level or degree standard.

Skills and Knowledge


- Understanding of UK politics and current affairs.

- Knowing how to influence decision makers within UK Government.


- An understanding of the housing process for families in the UK.

- An understanding of the impact of homelessness on children and adults.



- Effective networker.

- Team player.

- “Can do” attitude.

- Effective communicator.

- Commitment to excellence.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 24 months
Part-time hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Flexitime


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 27/11/2023
Reference ID: SHF-PO
Expected start date: 03/01/2024