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Social Work Policy Adviser (internal recruitment)

Published: 3rd May 2024

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Hours: 35 hours per week (permanent contract)
Salary: NJC scale PO3 (£40,221-43,421) plus £3,650 if London-based + existing pension arrangement
Leave: 27 days per year (increasing to 30 days) + bank holiday entitlement
Location: Islington (London). This role is suitable for hybrid working.

Family Rights Group’s mission is to create a more socially just society in which the child welfare and family justice systems support children to live safely and thrive within their family, while strengthening the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.

Founded in 1974, our work combines commitment to human rights and social justice with expertise in child welfare law, policy and practice.

The charity runs a free, independent and confidential advice service. We provide specialist legal advice to parents whose children are in need, at risk or in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.

We are recruiting internally for a Social Work Policy Adviser to support and lead on various aspects of the organisation’s social work policy and wider policy and public affairs priorities.

You will help deliver a variety of projects related to the charity’s social work function, as well as policy and public affairs, including analysis, writing, research, and updating of our website content.

This is a full-time, permanent role.

Below is a full job description and person specification for the role. Please read it carefully before applying. Please note that only internal applications for this role will be accepted.

To apply, kindly submit an application form to by 17/05/24 (9am). Interviews will be held on 21/05/24.

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