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Engagement Officer

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be recruiting for an Engagement Officer for a well known Public Sector organisation.


The Engagement Officer is a key member of the team of staff responsible for ensuring that the organisation has a key influence on legislation and public policy.

  • Working with the Senior Policy Officer and team to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive reform agenda, encompassing key programmes and associated projects to further the organisation's work; promote equality of opportunity; and challenge inequality in Northern Ireland.
  • Provide up to date and robust advice on relevant public policy and legislative developments.
  • Engage with decision makers and stakeholders to refine and raise awareness of priorities and recommendations for law and public policy.
  • Engage with decision makers and stakeholders to towards securing advocacy and adoption of the organisation's priorities and recommendations.
  • Liaise effectively with directorate and other colleagues across the organisation.

The Ideal Person

  • A third level qualification or equivalent professional qualification which has included training in the analysis of social policy, public policy or legislation and/or socio-economic research methods.
    • Applicants without the relevant qualification will be considered if they demonstrate at least five years relevant experience.
  • At least two years relevant experience, where the substantive duties have included the delivery of one or more of the following:
    • public engagement and awareness raising;
    • delivering interventions to drive change; and/or
    • socio-economic analysis / research.
  • Evidence of skills to develop and present key arguments to secure support from specific audiences.
  • Evidence of skills to plan, deliver and evaluate allocated projects.


This is an excellent opportunity to join this organisation during an extremely busy and critical period. The role is Staff Officer grade.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.

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