Post Title: Policy and Communications Officer
Hours: 35 hours per week, Maternity cover for 12 months
Salary: £24,000 per annum, plus 7% non-contributory pension
Reporting to: Head of Health and Care
Fife Voluntary Action, as the third sector interface, plays an important dual role within community planning: representing the sector, in all its diversity, at Fife’s strategic and local management levels and, keeping third sector colleagues up to date with policy and planning developments. We’re looking for a Policy and Communications Officer to join our team.
Main Purpose of Post
The main purpose of this new Policy and Communications Officer post is to ensure that the voice of the third sector and the people they support features credibly on the policy agenda in Fife, and that the sector is suitably informed and skilled to maximise opportunities for service design and delivery.
The successful applicant will work to support senior colleagues to connect and involve the third sector in community planning. They will support FVA’s key role as agents of change in Fife, supporting and building relationships with public and third sector stakeholders to maximise the impact the third sector has on improving outcomes for the citizens and communities of Fife.
Support the delivery and momentum of a variety of third sector thematic forums including Health and Social Care, Mental Health, Community Justice, Children’s Services, Digital Participation.
Help plan and organise forum meetings and events relevant to the sector and policy themes.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of policy relating to key activities in Fife, keeping abreast of policy developments and funding opportunities.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the third sector in Fife.
Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders as required including participating in partnership meetings and identifying partnership opportunities.
Help identify policy issues where the third sector can have an impact and support colleagues to find solutions to recommend to policymakers and stakeholders.
Engage with FVA customers through regular meetings, forums, seminars, workshops, surveys etc.
Support the writing of high-quality consultation and engagement responses where possible.
Through a variety of on and off-line communications channels, work with colleagues to design and draft regular communications for Fife’s third sector and wider stakeholders including e-mail bulletins, social media and webpages.
Produce monitoring reports for activities in line with FVA’s monitoring system, including the production of case studies.
To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery and communications.
To support and lead on internal FVA activities as and when required.
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