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Housing Policy Job: Wales

January 14th 2021

HOUSING POLICY OFFICER

Salary £25,000 – £30,000 p.a. pro rata 

3 – 4 days a week

The Bevan Foundation is Wales’ most influential think tank.  Our mission is to end poverty and inequality in Wales.

We have an exciting new role in our high impact policy and research team, working on the relationship between the UK social security system and homelessness.

Recent changes to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) are contributing to an increase in homelessness, with aspects of the Welsh housing system exacerbating their impact. The Coronavirus outbreak has showed that action to increase social security payments and to end homelessness is possible. We want to seize the opportunity for further change, by developing new, effective ideas to reform LHA and devolved housing policies and practices.  We will do this by gathering robust evidence, developing detailed proposals for changes that will help to prevent and relieve homelessness, and influencing and persuading decision-makers to take action.

You will have expertise in Welsh housing policy, a good grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and be able to engage effectively with stakeholders as well as with people with experience of homelessness. You’ll be able to communicative effectively and persuasively, in writing and orally.

You’ll be well-organised and able to operate independently, with a track record of delivery against tight deadlines. You’ll also be part of wider team committed to social justice, reporting to the Policy and Research Officer (Poverty).

The project is funded by a charitable trust until 31st March 2022.

This is a part-time role with salary and hours of work by mutual agreement.

Further details including a role description, person specification and key terms and conditions can be downloaded in the application pack below.

Application Pack »

To apply, please submit a c.v. with covering letter by midnight on 24th January 2021.  Your covering letter should set out your suitability for the role, showing how you meet each item on the person specification. You may use headings if you wish.

Candidates will be shortlisted on the 25th of January and interviews held on Thursday the 28th or Friday the 29th of January via Zoom (please let us know if this is not suitable).

We would be grateful if you could tell us about yourself to help us to be inclusive and diverse – please download, complete and return this form.

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