Senior Policy Adviser – Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education

  • UK, Haywards Heath

Sightsavers is looking for a Senior Policy Adviser to lead our policy influencing on social inclusion and inclusive education as part of the Policy and Global Advocacy Directorate. The post-holder will also be responsible for managing two Policy Officers (Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education respectively). The role is normally based at our offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex but anticipated to be home-based for the foreseeable future.

Senior Policy Adviser – Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education  

Location: Haywards Heath – initially remote working

Salary: c£50,209 dependent upon experience

Contract: Permanent

Hours: This is a full-time position and some flexibility regarding hours and working from home will be considered

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in a successful, influential policy team. The role will offer the opportunity to use your knowledge of social inclusion and inclusive education to lead and deliver Sightsavers’ global policy objectives.  It will also draw upon your extensive experience of international development and strong grasp of current issues and best practice to influence national and international policies and frameworks and the development and implementation of relevant disability and inclusive education policies.

As Senior Policy Adviser, you will conduct high quality policy analysis and generate evidence to deliver Sightsavers’ policy objectives in social inclusion and inclusive education. The post holder will represent Sightsavers at relevant external forums and use evidence-based analysis to influence our target audiences.

Knowledge, skills and experience

The successful candidate will be educated to degree or Masters level (or hold equivalent experience) and will demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in the international development sector
  • Experience of policy influencing work at national and international level
  • An understanding of international development issues particularly around social inclusion and/ or inclusive education
  • Experience of advocacy / influencing work and representation to external bodies
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Impressive communication skills

In addition to being an easy 20-minute train from Brighton or 45 minute from London, we offer some fantastic benefits. The Senior Policy Adviser – Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education role is an involved and diverse position, and this is not a full list of responsibilities. Please read the complete job description for further details.

Please note that the deadline for this role has been extended. Interviews are expected to take place in early November.

To apply, and for further details about the role, please follow the below link. Please be aware that you will be prompted to include your CV or Cover Letter, please ignore this. Only information included in the online application form will be considered.

 As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

Sightsavers is not willing to accept unsolicited agency CVs. Sightsavers is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs

Closing Date: 25 October, 2020

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