The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Policy Officer

 

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is recruiting a Policy Officer (12 months fixed term) to work as part of a small team.  The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a grant making charity which supports the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.  To find out more about our work please visit our website https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/

This is an exciting time to join the Trust which is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and the impact of its funding programmes.

This role will support our work to ensure that our funding makes a real difference to the lives of Armed Forces communities in the UK. You should have a clear interest in Armed Forces communities, children and families and in reducing disadvantages that have a negative impact on people’s lives.

The main objective of the role is to undertake research, analysis and drafting in support of the work of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust; and its objective of supporting the Armed Forces community through funding real change. Working with the Director of Policy and Communications, the postholder will help to develop new funding programmes, provide policy advice to internal and external colleagues and deliver projects to explore and disseminate the impact of the Trust’s funding. The postholder will work closely with communications colleagues and grant managers.

Previous policy experience is not essential; but applicants should have a strong interest in Armed Forces communities, Children and Families and in wanting to contribute to work that reduces disadvantages. The role requires the ability to undertake research; assimilate and summarise large volumes of material; and excellent drafting skills. You will also need to be able to summarise and communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  It is a full-time home working role and applicants will be expected to be able to confirm that they are able to work in this way (IT and any essential equipment will be provided).   Attendance at occasional meetings or awaydays will be expected, with some limited travel to London.  The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Salary: £28,000- £33,000 dependent on experience. (plus pension contribution and other benefits)

How to apply:  Applications should take the form of a letter (no more than two pages of A4) providing evidence of how you meet the person specification, and CV – both attached to an email addressed to info@covenantfund.org.uk giving the contact details for two professional referees, and how you know them.  Please include ‘Job Application’ and specify the role you are applying for in the subject line.   Please also indicate how soon you might be available to start if your application is successful.

Timetable: 

Deadline for applications 9am Monday 22 August 2022.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews which are expected to be conducted the following week by video conference.

Please see attached for job description and person specification.

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