Policy and Impact Manager
Social Interest Group
Hackney, Greater London
The Social Interest Group (SIG) believes that good care and support make for better lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do.
Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.
SIG is a not-for-profit organisation, providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in a range of residential, drop-in centers, community floating support settings (including in peoples own homes), probation settings and people who are in hospital awaiting discharge. We currently do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.
Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks
- 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service
- Training and Development including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
- Medicash including discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
- Employee Assistance Programme including counselling
- Reflect Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Life Assurance Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is a new and exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for advocating systems change and a more equitable society. Our family of charities provide health and social care services which operate in a context influenced and informed by the policies and practices of Government, Local authorities, Statutory departments and of other third sector providers and funders.
We are looking to recruit a policy influencer who has analytic skills to keep abreast of the most significant developments in public policy and practice to join the External Affairs and Communications Directorate based at head office. The role will contribute to the ways in which Social Interest Group and its subsidiary charities uses the external knowledge and understanding to influence our own practice and that of third parties, including policy makers and other funders and providers of the service. The post will also have a key role in developing and disseminating our evidence base; ensuring we make the best use of the data we collect and designing and commissioning evaluations of our work.
This is an opportunity for someone with a passion for advocating for systems change and a more equitable society. We’re looking for someone with a passion with the talent, ambition and creativity to help shape and drive The Social Interest Group’s aspirations in supporting and developing change beyond the boundaries of the services we run.
We are looking for someone with Stakeholder Management skills, with the ability to work with wider teams, to plan and organise future tasks in a proactive manner. Ideally you will have the self-drive to influence and persuade others professionally, adapting to different challenges and environments, with the ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders.
- Maintaining a detailed understanding of key policy initiatives relevant to disadvantaged people, health and social care, housing, ministry of justice, prisons, NHS Trusts and CQC, Central and Local Government policy and protocols in with a particular focus on their relevance to our charitable aims, vision and mission and strategic plan
- Preparation of accessible summaries of the external policy context for use by Executive and Senior Staff, and Trustees. Be the lead in discussion about policy change, gaps in the market, with central and local government bodies. Influence organisational change
- Preparing and leading on internal briefings and training to reflect SIG’s experience and values to contribute to formal consultations
- Contributing a public policy perspective to internal strategic leaning exercises
- Maintaining up to date policy revisions in our policy review process in a timely manner and producing appropriate public messaging to reflect revisions
- Ensure the development and presentation of evidence base is aligned to key national and targeted local strategic priorities
- Taking responsibility for nurturing and identifying key external relationships – e.g. with other civil servants, local authority leads, CCGs, NHS Trusts, Third sector organisations, Statutory bodies, Competitors, Partners and Private sector providers
- Prompting and supporting the development of key relationships between external bodies and our central/regional/operational staff members
- Representing SIG at external events, conferences and other entities which enable us to share our experience and analysis with others and increase our network
- The distillation and sharing of policy issues which provide meaningful context for our growth, impact, fundraising, marketing, and editorial strategies.
- Supporting managers across the organisation to develop and enhance their abilities to network, influence and communicate at senior level
Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position.
WORKING FOR US
Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people
Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training and information they need to achieve their potential
Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff
Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right
Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.