Job Vacancy – Senior Policy Officer (household debt)

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer

Status & Hours: Permanent, 5 or 4 days a week (35 or 28 hours per week)

Location: Preference for London but requests for remote working will be considered

Salary: £35,868 (rising to £39,195 in 3 annual increments)

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 19 April

Jubilee Debt Campaign is recruiting a Senior Policy Officer to take forward our work on household debt.

This is a new, key role in the organisation and crucial to the success of our campaigns. You will be joining at a time when there is a pressing need to ramp up our campaigning response to the rising levels of debt that many lower-income households in the UK are experiencing as a result of the pandemic.

This role will also have a particular focus on supporting our Community Organising programme to bring the voices of those most affected by the debt crisis to the fore in debates on policy solutions. Working closely with our Senior Community Organiser you will use your policy and advocacy experience and expertise to help ensure the people most impacted by problem household debt have a say in influencing the policies that affect them.

You will be a key member of our household debt project team, working alongside the Head of Policy, Head of Campaigns, Head of Advocacy, Digital Campaigner and Senior Community Organiser.

You will:

  • Support our Community Organising project with policy knowledge on household debt, to help develop campaigns that achieve change for people in debt
  • Conduct research which can be used for campaigning, for example, in media, advocacy or public mobilization work
  • Build relationships and carry out advocacy activities to help progress our campaign and achieve concrete wins
  • Produce materials such as briefings, press releases or consultation responses, and represent Jubilee Debt Campaign at external events.

We are looking for someone with strong policy analysis and advocacy skills, a strong campaigning mindset, and a passion for social justice. We are not expecting you to be already expert in all aspects of the role (or to already be an expert in the policy area) but are looking for someone with the potential to develop quickly. Crucially you will also need to appreciate why taking a Community Organising approach and building the power of people affected by debt is important, though you do not need to have experience in Community Organising.

We strongly value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people of colour.

The role will be working from home until Jubilee Debt Campaign decides it is safe for staff to return to working in the office.  

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 19 April. Interviews will be held on Friday 30 April.

Please see the recruitment pack for further details and information on how to apply:

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