Policy Officer (staff officer grade)
Staffline are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Policy Officer (staff officer grade) to start ASAP for a duration of 6 Months (initially)
Pay rate: 0-12 week's £9.00prhour
13+ week's £15.87pr hour (under review)
Location: Belfast, BT2
Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)
A third level or equivalent relevant professional qualification. Applicants without a third level or professional qualification will only be considered if they have at least three years experience where the majority of the duties were required in a related area (as specified in Point 2 below).
- At least two years experience where the majority of the duties related to the development of public policy.
- Experience of working on projects and/or work programmes, using systems and resources to deliver objectives/ targets.
- Have experience in dealing with a range of stakeholders in the public sector, voluntary, community organisations, trade unions and persons likely to be affected by equality legislation, including the operation of the statutory duty.'
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing skills.
- A sound knowledge of public policy issues relevant to the work of the Commission.
- Experience in the development, delivery and review of equality relevant public policy.
- Experience in effective negotiation and/or influencing skills to achieve desired changes in policy.
- A sound knowledge of relevant equality legislation and statutory duties (including Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and Section 49 of the Disability Discrimination Act).
- Developing policy options and positions on a range of equality and good relations issues, including the identification of the most appropriate point of influence for policy change.
- Undertaking analyses of policy issues and preparing reports for presentation to and consideration by the Commission.
- Drafting responses to consultative documents, liaising as appropriate within the Commission, and with external organisations.
- Tracking developments in s75 processes on relevant policy issues as determined by the Policy Manager and identify opportunities to achieve policy change through S75 processes, such as an Equality Impact Assessment.
- Representing the Commission in meetings with external organisations and giving presentations on relevant public policy issues.
- Completing and maintaining records of work, reports of meetings, interviews and discussions and preparing material for submission to the Commission and for publication.
- Undertaking monitoring and evaluation for the policy areas for which the post holder is responsible for progressing, including evaluation of impact and effectiveness of the Commission's interventions.
- Liaising with staff in other teams on relevant public policy matters, and providing policy support to colleagues in other Divisions, where appropriate.
- Undertaking from time to time such other reasonable duties as may be necessary for the proper functioning of the Commission.
- Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE MAY BE FILLED VERY QUICKLY BUT WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE FOR ANY FUTURE ROLES THAT COME THROUGH THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN**