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Vacancy for EQUAL Head of Policy



EQUAL Head of Policy

(EQUAL Policy and Communications Secretariat)


Salary: £38,250 (plus 8% pension) Full-time - 35 hours per week 


The Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) is a national charity deliveringprogrammes for young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people aged 11-30 years to help them realise their full potential. We work collaboratively across the public, private and civil society sector, conduct action research, operate as a strategic partner for funders and provide a voice to government for BAME civil society organisations. We are a dynamic networking organisation connecting with over 1000 organisations in England.

In 2013 BTEG, in partnership with Clinks, established The Young Review. Following the publication of its report in 2014 BTEG provided support to the review’s Independent Advisory Group to take forward its recommendations. In 2018, The Young Review was relaunched as EQUAL and Iqbal Wahhab OBE was appointed as the independent chair.

This role will work to support EQUAL’s current three policy priority areas:

  • Prison and Probation (including the Youth Custody Service)
  • Policing of BAME young people
  • Youth justice system

Overarching responsibilities

The post holder will work closely with the Chief Executive, EQUAL Chair, EQUAL Independent Advisory Group (IAG) and civil servants to develop and implement policy positions and campaign priorities. Use research to influence government policies at all levels and identify programmes to improve outcomes for black, Asian minority ethnic (BAME) and Muslim offenders in the criminal justice system (CJS).  
You will be required to produce policy papers, briefings, reports and news updates. Liaise with the media and ensure information is disseminated to our stakeholders in collaboration with the EQUAL team. For more information visit EQUAL website.

Download the application pack here.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 5pm, 9th October 2019.

Secondments will be considered. CV’s will not be accepted.

Send completed application form and diversity monitoring form to:

BTEG: Registered Charity No.1056043

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