Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer

The Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer will play a pivotal role in Youth Access’ staff team. The post-holder will be a ‘thought leader’, working strategically across all our projects and areas of work to support the CEO in maintaining our reputation and influential role in the mental health, youth and advice sectors.

You will influence and shape national and local policy impacting on advice and counselling services for young people; and help us take forward our increasing emphasis on engagement with members and young people, campaigning and movement-building.

 Our ideal candidate

  • An experienced and motivated individual who has developed and delivered projects in a policy or campaigning role.
  • Influential and persuasive, with knowledge of current policy in the fields of mental health, youth health, legal advice and/or youth services.
  • Strong track record in delivering communications strategies and developing and implementing public campaigns and policy communications to a range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of how the law can be used to create social change.
  • Experience of involving service users and other key stakeholders in the development and delivery of projects or policy

Key dates

Closing date for applications: midday, Friday 5th January 2018.

Shortlisted applicants notified by: 12th January

Interviews: provisionally, week commencing 15th January

How to apply:

Please download the job pack and submit a completed application form with an accompanying letter that addresses the requirements listed in the person specification before the 5th January 2018.