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The CJA is recruiting!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced policy professional to join the CJA as Policy Officer. You will work closely with the CJA Director as part of a small team to develop and implement the CJA’s strategy – ‘Connecting for Change’ – to make the criminal justice system in England and Wales safe, smart, person-centred, restorative and trusted. Having a wide membership from across the CJS means there will be great variety to your work which will cover a range of crucial issues from policing to prison reform, race disparity to restorative justice.

The Policy Officer is responsible for monitoring policy and political debates and developments on core criminal justice issues, which will give you the opportunity to develop expert knowledge in specific policy areas relevant to the CJA’s current strategy. The Policy Officer is expected to produce a wide range of high quality publications that make robust recommendations for policy and practice. You will also need to build and maintain good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from CJA members and people with lived experience, to politicians and civil servants, and represent the CJA at roundtables and meetings with key influencers.

You will have at least three years relevant work experience and good knowledge of policy making and parliamentary processes, with experience of involvement in the successful influencing of government or other policymakers. You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the CJA.

We value having a diverse range of perspectives, expertise and insights on our team.  We are particularly keen to receive applications from black, Asian and minority ethic people and people with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 12 January 2020.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation about the role, please email to arrange a time.

We look forward very much to receiving your application.

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