Staffline are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Snr Policy Officer to start ASAP for a duration of 6 Months (initially)
Pay rate: 0-12 week's £9.50pr hour
13+ week's £16.18pr hour
Location: Belfast, BT2
Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)
- The purpose of the role will be to support the delivery of our key performance indicators in our work on financial services and specifically meeting our funding obligations set by HM Treasury in our work on addressing the issues of illegal money lending in Northern Ireland.
- To proactively support the Chief Executive, Board and Leadership Team in all areas of financial services policy;
- To draft and present evidence based policy papers to the Board and Leadership Team;
- To analyse qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources in order to produce reports to inform financial services policy development;
- To build and maintain a strong expert knowledge of consumer policy issues in relation to financial services;
- To produce evidence based research in the interests of current and future consumers, using appropriate analytical frameworks, methods and tools and project manage research carried out by external organisations on behalf of the Consumer Council.
- To develop, write and communicate consultations, and to respond to consultations by external organisations;
- To monitor and anticipate legislative and/or social changes in respect to financial services policy and practice, and to assess the impacts of these changes;
- To attend and present at stakeholder meetings;
- To proactively look to maximise the Consumer Council's strategic objectives of empowering, representing and protecting consumers in Northern Ireland;
- To develop trusted and valuable relationships with regulators, government departments, financial service providers, consumer bodies and other similar organisations;
- To provide a trusted and value for money service to consumers/taxpayers;
- To undertake any other duties as deemed necessary by the organisation and as commensurate with the grade of the post;
- To promote a culture of openness and transparency in all aspects of operational activity; and
- To promote a positive perception of the organisation to all staff and stakeholders.
- Ability to analyse and understand complex data and information quickly and to present and explain it to others;
- Detail-oriented and organised, with an ability to manage multiple and competing priorities;
- Knowledge of UK and Northern Ireland policy making;
- Experience in policy-oriented research and writing of reports, policy papers and briefing documents;
- Project management experience, including a demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate project activity across teams and research partners;
- Time management skills, including managing a complex and varied workload;
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
- Positive attitude, capable of working on own initiative and as part of a team; and
- Developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships.
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**