Your role will be central to achieving our new three-year strategy. Based in the Advocacy and Campaigns team, your work will increase the SMF’s influence to drive systems change; in particular, through the development of robust policy positions, informed by internal and external sources of evidence, including the voice of our young people on the Aspiring Professionals Programme.
You will utilise your policy expertise to build and develop our internal knowledge base and share insights across the charity. You will help us design and lead our approach to working with external stakeholders to share and gather policy insights, and inform and influence the research agenda. Working closely with colleagues in the Advocacy and Campaigns team and across the organisation, you will develop the SMF point of view and shape policy recommendations, and advising on areas which could support impactful campaigns that increase equity in education and employment.
Additionally, you will own the ongoing intellectual development of the Social Mobility Employer Index, using the latest research and internal knowledge to develop well-informed policy recommendations for employers. You’ll be supported by external consultants as needed and work with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns to develop an advisory board to ensure the Index remains up to date.
As a leader in our organisation, you’ll join our management team, supporting the charity to achieve organisational wide strategic priorities, working closely with our colleagues who run the Aspiring Professional Programme, our Employer Relations and Finance and Operations teams.
Whilst we would like you to have previous experience in a policy role, your mindset is as important as your experience. You’ll be a leader in an ambitious team, and we need someone who is enthusiastic, a self-starter and passionate about delivering impactful change.