Policy Manager

Hybrid – approx. 2-3 days in the office in London / Leicester / Cardiff

Contract type:
12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours of work:
Full-time (37 hours per week) or 0.8 FTE or other flexibility considered

Research and Development; Policy and Communications

£33,000 – £42,000 per annum, depending on experience and location

Learning and Work Institute is a member of Health Equals, an exciting new 5-year campaign made possible by the Health Foundation, that aims to grow public understanding of the structural factors that shape our health, including housing, income, and employment. Underneath a headline campaign aimed at the public sits a series of spotlight campaigns, focusing on these structural factors with the aim of influencing national policy across the UK to transform health opportunities for all.

L&W is leading the spotlight campaign on work, income and health, focusing on the connections between good work, good health and inclusion. We’re looking to recruit a Policy Manager to work on this exciting new programme, synthesising existing evidence and working in close partnership with others, to develop targeted policy recommendations and a new campaign for policy change that the whole Health Equals coalition can get behind.

This is a policy post fully funded through Health Equals on a one-year fixed-term-contract (FTC) and sits within L&W’s policy and communications team. The postholder can be based anywhere in the UK but would need to be able to work on a hybrid basis from our offices in London, Leicester or Cardiff, with regular travel to London for programme activities.

The postholder will build relationships across L&W and be linked to different work, health and wellbeing projects, as well as being closely connected to the Health Equals core team and to the embedded policy posts for the other spotlight campaigns.

The Policy Manager will work collaboratively with Health Equals coalition members and wider stakeholders to develop expert policy solutions to improve work to benefit health, and to demonstrate effective pathways to good work for disabled people, people with long-term health problems (including multiple conditions and mental ill health) and their carers. Throughout, this programme will be informed by views and experiences of, and data on, people with lived experience of health conditions or disabilities.

L&W is a friendly and supportive team, passionate and enthusiastic about our work. We support each other to develop and flourish.

L&W is an Investor in People (silver) award holder, keen to learn from the experiences of our staff and committed to staff development including internal and external training and support. We have a staff health and wellbeing strategy and a staff working group who are keen to drive forward health and wellbeing initiatives at work.

L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider part-time and flexible working arrangements, including homeworking. We put our values into practice with various family friendly policies, which exceed the statutory minimum including carer’s leave for up to 5 paid days per year.

L&W is passionate about equality and diversity, it drives our organisational values and mission, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from all under-represented groups in society.

The successful candidate will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Please follow this link to apply: Learning and Work Institute – Policy Manager (sage.hr)

The closing date for applications is 10am on Tuesday 21 March 2023.  

Should you require any adjustments to participate in this recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.

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