Closing Date: 9am, Monday 1st March 2021 Contract: Permanent Hours: 37.5 Salary: £28,768 per annum Location: Centrepoint, Central House 25 Camperdown Street London, E1 8DZ At least 120,000 young people approached local councils across the UK for help last year because they were homeless or at risk of becoming so - a situation made worse by covid-19. Do you have the skills and dedication to help ensure that youth homelessness and its impact reach the top of the political agenda at both a regional and national level? Centrepoint, the leading charity for homeless young people aged 16-25, is looking for a talented Public Affairs Officer to continue to develop our influence and advance our policy agenda. The challenges will be varied, rewarding and involve working across a number of policy areas including affordable housing, welfare reform, and skills and employment. In addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidate will have experience of building links with parliamentarians, councillors and civil servants; and the ability to deliver compelling policy events. You will receive a competitive salary, training and development opportunities, and a host of staff benefits such as an interest free travel loan and stakeholder pension scheme entitlement. What we offer in return... In return for your efforts you'll receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including: 25 days of annual leave per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days Excellent training package to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to build a new career Employer pension contributions of 4% Clear career progressions, linked to portfolio work, that enables movement up the pay scale Access to Cycle 2 Work loan scheme An interest-free travel loan We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality within Centrepoint. We welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.