Pitfield St
47-49 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6DA

The Policy Officer will play a pivotal role in the organisation to develop policy positions on issues relevant to the youth sector – communicating these in order to influence the external policy environment both in London first and foremost, but also nationally.

You will have a broad experience of how policy is developed, and strong understanding of effective ways for charities and community based organisations to influence, shape and engage with political agendas.

You will be curious about London, and the environment in which organisations supporting young people operate, and you will want to make sure that London Youth and its members has as strong a say as possible in the policies and investment decisions that affect them. You will need to be a strong writer, clear communicator, good at analysing and summarising an argument and great at uncovering and presenting evidence to different audiences.

London Youth’s core areas of delivery expertise are around employability, youth social action, community sports development and outdoor education. But through our network and membership it is important that we are able to make representation across much wider areas of policy, including community cohesion and social mobility, tackling youth violence and broader safety issues, health and housing and access to culture.

London is an incredibly rich and diverse city, with so much potential for young people. We want to ensure that young people get the opportunity to take advantage of what is on offer and to shape the future of our city – and we believe that youth organisations working with those young people within their communities are a vital part of making this a reality.

This role will work closely across a broad policy agenda with a range of teams within London Youth, including our research and policy team; our other programme teams; and crucially our Membership.

Finally you will have a particular role in relation to our Talent Match London employability programme. This is designed as a test and learn programme, not only to support significant numbers of young people into work, but also to identify the key lessons and learning and to influence policy and provision as a result.

If you think you have the skills, ambition and enthusiasm we are seeking, you won’t be disappointed. This role will give you a great combination of the autonomy to take forward and develop our policy work; involvement in a broad range of policy areas; and the chance to make a real difference to London and young Londoners.


Pay: £ 28,371.54
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pension contribution


Fixed term until December 2018, with potential to extend depending on funding

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit a completed application form, a declaration of criminal convictions and equal opportunities monitoring form to Sevil Zadeh at talentmatch@londonyouth.org or via a postal service to 47-49 Pitfield St, London N1 6DA  by midday on Thursday 14th September 2017.

Application deadline: midday on Thursday 14th September 2017
1st interview: Monday 18th September
2nd Interview (if required): Thursday 21st September

Policy Officer – Job Description
Guidance to Applicants
Application Form
Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form