Senior Policy & Communications Manager (MEAM)

Employed by: Homeless Link
Location: London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hrs per week
Salary: £39,897 per annum
Deadline for applications: Monday, 12 November 2018 – 9:00am

Leading a programme of collaborative policy and communications work across the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition that influences decision makers and improves services for people facing multiple disadvantage.

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition is formed of the national charities Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind, with Collective Voice as an associate member. Across the country, we are supporting 33 local areas that are designing and delivering better coordinated services for people facing multiple disadvantage.

The successful candidate will work closely with the MEAM Director, Head of Networks and Operations and managers in the MEAM organisations and provide leadership and coordination for the work of the ‘embedded’ policy team, which includes policy officers from across the MEAM organisations.

You will share our view that policy impacts everyone and that better policy decisions at national and local levels can have a direct impact on people’s lives.  Working closely with our ‘embedded’ policy team you will identifty opportunities for policy influence, develop clear policy messages and ensure that these are effectively communicated to the people that need to hear them.  You will work closely with the people and local partnerships we support across the country, ensuring that their views inform our work and that they are able to undertake their own influencing activities.  You will lead on our communications strategy across a range of channels and to a diverse group of stakeholders.

This post is offered on a permanent contract.  Homeless Link offers a generous package of benefits including 30 days annual leave, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme. Please note, it is our policy for new appointees to commence employment at the starting salary.

Finally, we are actively seeking to increase diversity within MEAM and Homeless Link and would welcome interest from people with direct experience of multiple disadvantage, from a black or minority ethnic background and/or with a disability.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Homeless Link website.