Policy Lead

Hybrid working (Kentish Town/home-working)

This role will close at 17:00 on 28.08.2022

We can only accept applications from candidates with an existing right to work in the UK.

About Gingerbread

We are the leading national charity working with single parent families. Since 1918, we have been at the forefront of shaping policy and services that support single parents. Today, there are two million single parent families in the country. We champion their voices and keep their needs at the heart of everything we do.

We want a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly.

To get there, we provide information to help single parents support themselves and their families through our information pages, helpline, forum, and peer support groups. To create lasting change, we campaign and influence policy to reduce the stigma against single parents and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.

Overall purpose

The Policy Lead will play a crucial part in helping Gingerbread deliver our influencing objectives as part of our new organisational strategy, enabling us to achieve our vision for a single parent and their children to thrive.  

Providing expertise on key areas of policy and monitoring emerging changes in policy, practice, and legislation, you will build and maintain effective strategic relationships with civil servants, third sector partners and other key stakeholders to make policy proposals a reality. 

Working closely with the Campaigns Officer, Head of Policy and Campaigns, and Services and Marketing and Communications teams, you will research and develop innovative policy solutions and deliver effective influencing strategies which will make a difference to the UK’s 2 million single parents. 

Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. You will need to be able to clearly and effectively communicate Gingerbread’s positions in briefings, consultation submissions, speeches, and policy reports. 

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement, highlighting your suitability for the role, via  Charity Jobs.

Interview Date

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 5th September 2022. Regrettably, we will only be contacting candidates who are shortlisted for interviews. 

Equality and Diversity

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment, please complete a diversity and equality questionnaire on MS Forms. This data is completely anonymous, is stored confidentially by our HR department and will not be seen by the selection panel.

If you have further queries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Ella Whaley at recruitment@gingerbread.org.uk (HR Advisor) with your questions or arrange a time to speak.