VAC3292 - Policy Officer (Part Time) - Northern Ireland

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - Northern Ireland

Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)

Contact: Martin Reilly -

VAC3292 - Policy Officer (Part Time) - Northern Ireland

Hours - This is a part time position, working 21 hours per week. Salary will be pro rota'd

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23.59pm on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Us

Who we are

  • Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

  • We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Policy Officer to support our team, based in Northern Ireland!

Reporting to NI Senior Influencing Officer within the Researching and Influencing Directorate in the Advocacy and Systems Change Team, the postholder will be working in Northern Ireland to shape policy at local council and NI Assembly level and coordinating with colleagues at a national level.

The postholder will lead on submission of responses to public consultations relevant to those living with dementia and prepare briefing papers for key stakeholders such as MLAs, Councillors and healthcare professionals.  

About you

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written [essential]
  • Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills [essential]
  • Ideally have knowledge of the NI government systems and healthcare sector
  • Be a team player, supporting colleagues when there are deadlines, and who knows when to ask for help themselves.
  • Excellent people skills and be able to work collaboratively with other individuals within the Society
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pro-active nature and ability to build successful relationships.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload to ensure the voices of those living with or affected by dementia are relayed to key decision makers
  • Comfortable with horizon scanning for influencing opportunities.


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For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £26 pounds a month (full-time).

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