We are looking for two Policy, Research and Projects Officers to support the work of the National Care Forum, the leading voice for not for profit care providers. NCF supports its members to improve social care provision and enhance the quality of life, choice, control and well-being of people who use care services. We work directly with not for profit providers of care and support services across the UK offering a wide range of services including, home care, housing with care, day care, intermediate care, outreach, dementia care, residential and nursing care, and specialist provision for all adults and older people.

The roles offer an exciting opportunity to work within the not for profit care sector. The roles are varied and include supporting our members, contributing to influencing/thought leadership work, project management and support across a range of innovative projects.

We are looking for:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong policy, research and analysis skills
  • Excellent literacy, digital literacy and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in partnership
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a rapidly changing policy environment
  • And an understanding of the care sector Areas of specialist knowledge

The NCF membership provides a diverse range of services meeting a wide range of needs. These roles will bring additional specialist knowledge and capacity to our work across the following areas:

  • Digital technology and innovation relevant for the care sector
  • Learning disability and autism
  • Mental health
  • Housing with care
  • Primary and secondary research

We are seeking candidates who are able to bring knowledge and experience in two of the above areas or are willing to rapidly develop this knowledge and expertise.

Location: An office base is available in Coventry, however, we welcome candidates from across the country who are prepared to be home based. Regular travel and overnight stays are likely to be part of both roles in future.

The posts are full time, and salary is £32,000.

Please note: these two roles are available for secondment opportunities. Applications for secondment from relevant organisations will be considered, for a minimum period of 18 months. Applicants must have secured consent in principle from their employing organisation prior to submitting their application and must confirm this and provide further details within their application.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Liz Jones, NCF Policy Director, from 12 October: Mobile: 07748 411679 or [email protected]

Policy Research and Projects Officer Job Description

Policy Research Projects Officer Application Form

DEADLINE: close of play 27 October 2020

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