Law Centre Northern Ireland: Senior Policy and Research Officer – deadline Monday 20 November @4pm

About this Role:

 You will be shaping the Law Centre’s policy work to influence and achieve progressive change to law and policy in NI. Your focus will be on the social security system and strategies to eradicate poverty in NI. You will lead on the Law Centre’s work with the Cliff Edge Coalition and other collaborations. Your research will be responsive to the ever-changing landscape and provide a reliable evidence base that supports policy development.

 The Law Centre is committed to ensuring that the impact of law and policy within communities in NI is evidenced and understood across government and more widely. This is a period of significant change in NI and you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives by influencing the development of social security law and policy in NI.

This post at the Law Centre is supported by the Department for Communities.

General Candidate Information:

 This is a permanent post, subject to on-going funding. The post may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from their current post for a duration to be agreed by all parties and on LCNI terms. LCNI will also consider requests for flexible working arrangements.

 Benefits are:

  • Opportunity to develop and deepen discrete subject expertise through excellent professional learning and support; • Generous holiday entitlement is 24 days annually, building to a maximum of 30 days. This is in addition to 14 statutory and other days;
  • LCNI has a hybrid and flexible working policy •
  • Excellent development opportunities; •
  • Being part of making change happen; •
  • Accessible city centre Location The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as practicable.

The successful candidate will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months which may be extended in accordance with LCNI policy.

Application Process CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 20th November 2023 @ 16.00 INTERVIEW DATE: it is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 4 th December 2023. Please note the following important information about the application process: • Please complete the application form fully. CVs are not accepted; • Please ensure that you give examples that demonstrate how you satisfy the relevant criteria, including relevant dates; • Please ensure that you remain within the word limit specified. Any excess will be disregarded by the panel; • Please return your application form as a Word Document by email to the email address specified in the application form; • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered; • In the event of a large number of applicants, LCNI will also shortlist against desirable criteria. If you would like to talk to us about this role, please contact Sarah Corrigan, Director of Innovation and Engagement,


Candidiate Information is availabe here

The Application Form is available here 



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