Policy Officer
CATCH 22 - London

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Do you want to make the most of your social policy experience to help offer brighter futures for young people leaving care? This role with Catch22 National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) gives you such an opportunity.

We’re the leading national body focused on the policy and practice that relates to young people making the transition from care. Our aim is to help all care leavers achieve their full potential.

Playing an important part in developing our policy, as well as our advice and information functions, as Policy Officer you will:

Monitor, identify and analyse evidence and key issues relating to young people moving from care

Help develop Catch22 NCAS public policy positions

Deliver policy support to the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum

Write articles, policy briefings and reports, as well as ebulletins and content for our website

You’ll need:
A background in public policy, with experience in leaving care or a related social policy field

Experience of writing and producing communication tools such as newsletters and websites

The ability to analyse and communicate complex information clearly to a range of audiences

The interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with a variety of people

Proven project management skills

If you’ve got the skills we’re looking for, this is a great opportunity to help make a real difference to families and young people in need of support.

A forward-looking social business, Catch22 has over two hundred years’ experience of providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around. Our programmes help those we work with to steer clear of crime or substance misuse, do the best they can in school or college and develop skills for work, live independently on leaving care or custody, gain new skills and confidence as parents, and play a full part in their community.

Closing date: 9 April 2013

Interviews will be held in London on 17 April 2013

For further details about this post and other vacancies visit our website.
Playing an important part in developing our policy, as well as our advice and information functions, as Policy Officer you will monitor, identify and analyse evidence and key issues relating to young people moving from care.

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