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Senior Policy and Engagement Officer (Northern Ireland)

  • Salary:£28,927 to £33,550
  • Location:Home based / flexible / remote with the possibility of future hybrid working
  • Job type:Full-time (secondments will be considered) / fixed-term for one year with potential extension if funding becomes available
  • Closing date:20 July 2022, 12.00 pm
  • Interview date:25 July 2022

About the role 

Carers NI has a fantastic new opportunity to lead and manage our new Advocacy and Voice Project. You’ll establish forums, organise events and provide support to empower carers from across NI, from a diversity of backgrounds, to have their voices heard, and their lived experiences brought, to the heart of government and the Assembly. You will also be a key member of the Carers NI policy team, contributing to analysis of policy and strategy, developing research, co-ordinating engagement with partners, supporting campaigns and representing Carers NI nationally and locally.

About you

This role requires a broad range of skills in engaging with others and communicating at all levels. You will have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, self-motivation and attention to detail. You will have an understanding of the issues facing unpaid carers and their families and of the current Northern Ireland political system.

The role will particularly suit a proactive individual who enjoys working with people and creating successful networks, can multi task and who can represent the charity to partners across all sectors, civil servants and politicians. 

In return, we can offer you a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Northern Ireland.

Diversity and inclusion

Carers UK is committed to becoming a diverse and truly inclusive organisation. We strive to create a workplace where our colleagues and volunteers can truly be themselves and feel like they belong and constantly seek to ensure all voices are heard. 

To embrace this culture of diversity, our employee and volunteer recruitment should reflect our stakeholders and the society that we serve and support, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, disabilities or religious practices. We value individual diversity and are actively building diverse teams here at Carers UK and value our colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds.

As a membership charity for carers, we particularly seek employees and volunteers with a real understanding of the issues faced by carers. Reasonable adjustments can be made to the process and role dependent on the needs of the applicant.   

How to apply

At Carers UK we want our application process to be as accessible as possible. If you need any adjustments to apply please email the recruitment team to discuss.  

The closing date for applications is 12pm Wednesday 20 July 2022

Interview dates currently scheduled for w/c 25 July 2022

Personal statement (no more than two sides of A4), CV, personal details form and completed monitoring form should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The information on the diversity monitoring form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Carers UK anonymises all applications prior to shortlisting.

Carers UK reserves the right to appoint at any stage, should an outstanding candidate emerge.

Carers UK may carry out online and social media checks before a formal offer is made.

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