Current Vacancies

 

Policy Officer 

Hours: 30 hours a week (37.5 pro-rata)   

Salary: £22,400 (pro rata £28,000) 

 

Office base: Hybrid – home based and offices at 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG 

About us 

Pathway is a small but high impact charity. Our mission is to improve the health of and healthcare provision for people experiencing homelessness, and other marginalised groups. We support hospital-based teams caring for people experiencing homelessness, promote the development of good practice, influence policy, and manage the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health – a network of healthcare professionals and people with lived experience of homelessness – to ensure the fundamental rights of marginalised people to be treated with dignity and compassion.  

This is an exciting moment in Pathway’s history.  Last year, we entered into a partnership with Crisis which has enabled us to grow our impact and influence. We are focused on expanding our network of hospital-based teams, making the case for the importance of healthcare provision for people who are marginalised, and supporting our networks of clinicians to develop innovation and good practice.  

The role 

This is a new role, reflecting our increased commitment to our policy and advocacy work. The post will be pivotal to Pathway’s success, helping us to grow our ability to spread good practice and to influence decision makers to prioritise the needs of inclusion health populations.  

Responsibilities include:  

  • Leading high quality and high impact policy and good practice projects. Some of these will involve working with our network of Fellows and the Faculty for Homelessness and Inclusion Health, while others will be delivered under the auspices of the DHSC-led Health and Wellbeing Alliance, along with our partners in Homeless Link and Groundswell.  
  • Providing well-evidenced, coherently argued and excellently written responses to Government consultations, policy briefings and reports.  
  • Representing Pathway and our position on inclusion health at external events. 
  • Maintaining a forward look of policy opportunities and project managing our workflow to make the most of them, working closely with our partners in Crisis to make sure our work is aligned. 
  • Working closely with Pathway’s Communications Officer to communicate and amplify the impact of our policy work.  

Essential experience and attributes 

  1. A strong track record in policy development – identifying and analysing problems, developing policy solutions to complex social and public service challenges and securing the support of decision makers. 
  2. Excellent writing skills, with the ability to use drafting styles appropriate to different audiences. 
  3. Strong political awareness and a good understanding of the national policy landscape.  
  4. An ability to understand and interpret data and research, and to identify gaps in available research.  
  5. Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrable track record in building relationships across organisational boundaries.  
  6. Well organised, with an ability to prioritise within a busy workload and to meet tight deadlines  
  7. Demonstrable ability or experience of using a range of information technology including MS Office 365 
  8. Knowledge of and ability to apply project management techniques  
  9. A self-starter with good initiative, a can-do attitude and able to work successfully as a team member 
  10. A commitment to our values. 

Desirable experience and attributes 

  1. A good understanding of the NHS and wider health policy landscape.  
  2. A good understanding of the housing and homelessness policy landscape. 

 

Key Contacts: Clinical and other Pathway staff and fellows, Members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Members, Experts by Experience and other service user volunteers, representatives from partner organisations 

Responsible to: Pathway Board of Trustees 

Accountable to: Pathway’s Head of Policy and Programmes 

Responsible for: Casual and temporary staff as required 

Pathway is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to growing a diverse workforce. We will make any necessary adaptations for disabled employees. We particularly encourage applications from people with lived experience of homelessness or other forms of social exclusion. 

Benefits 

We are a friendly, committed group of people, who provide a positive and proactive working environment. We are a flexible employer and your working pattern can be agreed with your line manager. 

Holiday entitlement: 30 days pro-rata plus bank holidays pro-rata 

Pension: Pathway’s employees are automatically enrolled into the Nest Contributory pension scheme (which was set up by the Government). Contributions are made as follows: 

  • Full time salary £30,000 or below: employer contributes 7% and employee contributes 1%
  • Full time salary £30,001 and above, employer contributes 3% and employee contributes 5%

Travel to work loan scheme: An interest free season ticket loan (maximum £5,000) or bicycle loan (maximum £500) repayable over 12 months is available 

Applications: Please apply with  

  • a CV  
  • a description (maximum 500 words) of how you’re suitable for the role 
  • details of two referees 

send to: info@pathway.org.uk. Referees will only be contacted upon the provisional offer of employment.  

Deadline: end of Monday 6 June 2022 

 

 

 

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