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Policy Manager - Safer Gambling (Part Time)

Policy Manager - Safer Gambling (Part Time)

Posted 31 October by The Gambling Commission

Policy Manager - Safer Gambling (Part Time)
Birmingham, West Midlands

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

We are currently looking for a Policy Manager to join us on a part time basis and help deliver one of our core agendas: make gambling safer and protecting children and vulnerable people.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£37,000 (FTE)
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ holiday pro rata
- Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave
- Additional benefits

If you are a talented policy development professional experience, this role will offer the opportunity to make a real, lasting impact upon gambling in the UK.

Joining us means joining a dynamic, high profile sector and being at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives.

It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

Your Role

As the Policy Manager, you will join our Safer Gambling team and drive an ambitious agenda that’s transforming the gambling industry landscape and maximising our reach.

Safer Gambling combines Gambling Commission approaches with industry and external partners to create a cohesive strategy. The team involved is key to managing pioneering research and helping translate results into meaningful policy changes that will protect the public.

Your role will also involve:

- Contributing to internal and external stakeholder engagement to foster collaboration to reduce gambling harms
- Co-ordinating the implementation of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
- Aiding in policy development
- Ensuring the impact of research and evaluation is reflected in an evidence-based approach
- Taking a wide range of policy approaches toward developing actions
- Supporting the effective use of internal and external resources to maximise impact
- Disseminating evidence and research findings to inform policy development

About You

To be considered as the Policy Manager, you will need:

- Experience of taking account of research to inform policy and of taking different policy approaches, digesting complex information into succinct arguments for different audiences
- Experience of managing staff and stakeholders to deliver high quality outputs on programme management, policy development, research and evaluation
- Experience of managing projects and programmes and the ability to co-ordinate and communicate this work with colleagues and teams
- The ability to apply knowledge of the challenges of existing collaboration and funding structures, to support improved infrastructures, governance and measurement of progress for the strategy

Other organisations may call this role Policy Development Manager, Safeguarding Policy Manager, Policy Project Manager, Safeguarding Project Manager, or Gambling Policy Manager.

The closing date for applications is the 3rd November 2019.

This is a part time role working 0.6 of full time hours.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

So, if you are ready for a new challenge as our Policy Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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