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OnSide seeks Senior Public Affairs and Policy Advisor

OnSide 5<y Senior Level  London, England, United Kingdom 11 Jul 2018

Job Description

Senior Public Affairs and Policy Advisor

OnSide is an ambitious, rapidly growing charity full of dynamic, passionate people, with plans to create 100 Youth Zones in towns and cities, giving young people ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to’ in state-of-the-art, multi-million pound facilities in the heart of their local areas. We are looking for someone with vision and confidence; someone who can build OnSide’s profile within national Government and support our senior volunteers to further their campaigning on behalf of OnSide, enabling young people from across the Youth Zone network to have a voice at a national level.

The Role

As Senior Public Affairs and Policy Advisor you will ensure the network of Youth Zones are kept fully abreast of national and regional policy and government priorities and will play a crucial role in developing the role of the OnSide Network in influencing policy and service design, guiding the network of Youth Zones to take advantage of emerging opportunities and helping to shape the supporting and growing evidence base of the impact of a Youth Zone.

The Person

You will have a track record in policy and public affairs with both the ability to work in an autonomous fashion, taking a leading role in guiding the organisation. It is key that you have experience of engaging directly with government and policymakers, of researching, analysing and communicating information about complex issues to a wide range of audiences with the ability to display strong political acumen at all times, as well as demonstrating a broad understanding of the policy issues affecting young people. You must be passionate about the aims and mission of OnSide!

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The job role can be viewed HERE; to apply send a CV and covering letter to Please note that CVs submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon 27thJuly 2018

Assessment Day:  Early August date tbc

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