Job Role: Senior Policy Impact and Information Officer
MPA Recruitment are delighted to be hiring a Band 6 Senior Policy and Information Officer on behalf of our prestigious client base in the Belfast Area.
The post holder will be based within the clients Belfast/Lurgan offices. He/she will be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland. The client supports the opportunity for peripatetic and home working depending on the needs of the client.
Location:Belfast / Lurgan
Hours: 37.5 Hours Per Week
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890
KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
· To provide advice to our clients staff and others, where appropriate, on current legislation, policy and practice evaluation and information sources.
· To facilitate internal policy forums and discussions aimed at connecting practice to policy impact and influence
· To ensure that policy research and data/information-mining activities across the client’s various departments are utilised towards proactive policy impact and influence
· To ensure that analysis of policy and practice shapes the development of the client’s corporate plan, operational projects and involvement practices
· To use research skills and methodologies as a tool in analysing the client’s practice functions to achieve policy impact and influence within various departments.
· To proactively use policy research activity to assist the Senior Policy Impact and Influence Manager in the development of the clients policy/advocacy and practice tools
- Possess a university degree (social science or related) with a significant research component, or an equivalent research related qualification
- Have at least two years’ experience of working in a policy research environment as
a policy officer/research assistant/information officer in a health and/or social research environment whether in the voluntary, statutory, academic, or private sectors.
- Have at least five years’ experience of working in a policy research environment as a policy officer/research assistant/information officer in a health and/or social research environment whether in the voluntary, statutory, academic, or private sectors.
- Have experience of literature searching including the use of electronic bibliographic databases and literature reviewing.
- Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by The Organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
- Demonstrate practical experience of statistical analysis and data management which must include experience of one of the main statistical packages.
- Have experience of using qualitative research methodologies and practice.
- Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative information to provide interim summary findings relevant to public policy areas
- Have the ability to critically appraise relevant research and identify implications for policy impact.
- Have good organisational and communication skills including the ability to produce and present high quality policy briefs, papers, and research reports; to provide input to inquiries and consultations
- Have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, and to perform to a high standard with the minimum of supervision even under occasional pressure.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of current health issues and the role of research and information in relation to these.
If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to Jamie.Winchester@mparecruitment.co.uk or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.