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Welfare Rights Adviser – Universal Credit London Project

35 hours per week

Salary £32,396 - £35,806

Fixed term contract until 1 October 2020

CPAG is recruiting a full time universal credit expert to join our respected Advice and Rights team.

Since October 2018 CPAG has been funded by the City Bridge Foundation to develop and encourage understanding of universal credit amongst London based advisers particularly those working with BME and disabled communities.

We are looking for a dynamic person with the skills to develop and expand the project, based on strong foundations established in the past year. This exciting role would suit someone with an in-depth knowledge of universal credit and excellent training skills who is looking for an opportunity to shape diverse communities’ understanding of universal credit as part of a nationally recognised advice team.

This is a fixed term position, which is funded until October 2020.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Interviews will take place in London week commencing 2 September 2019.

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New trustee and policy committee chair

We are seeking a new trustee who will also Chair our Policy Committee. The Committee advises the Board of Trustees and our Chief Executive on matters relating to policy particularly in our core area of child poverty and specifically in relation to social security.

The new trustee will need:

· A strong record and reputation in child poverty and social security policy

· Commitment to our purpose and beliefs

· The time to contribute broadly to the work of CPAG

· Experience of Chairing and

· If possible

  • experience of being a board member and/or trustee
  • wider organisational and management experience

Professor Jonathan Bradshaw who currently Chairs the Committee wishes to step down as a trustee at the end of the year after serving with distinction and dedication for eight years. He will continue as a member of the Committee.

If you would like to apply or to encourage others to do so, please send a personal statement of no more than 250 words and a CV to office@cpag.org.uk. The closing date is 6th September 2019.


Project Lead (UK Cost of the School Day)Community Fund logo

35 hours per week

Salary £37,069 - £41,188

Fixed term contract for 3 Years

CPAG is now recruiting a full time Project Lead to manage the roll out and delivery of the UK Cost of the School Day project in England and Wales and support the expansion of the project in Scotland.

This project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, builds on the experience of CPAG’s Cost of the School Day project in Scotland and Children North East’s Poverty Proofing the School Day programme.

CPAG is seeking candidates who are passionate about tackling child poverty to work on our innovative project in UK schools. This exciting role would suit someone with substantial project management experience and an in-depth understanding of education policies and practices.

This is a fixed term position, which is funded for 3 years.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9 September 2019

Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday 17 September 2019

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Stakeholder Communications Manager (UK Cost of the School Day)Community Fund logo

28 hours per week

Salary £35,674 - £37,656 pro rata

Fixed term contract for 3 Years, 4 days per week

CPAG is now recruiting a part time Stakeholder Communications Manager who will lead all external communications relating to the UK Cost of the School Day project, ensuring that learning and evidence from our work with schools is shared effectively with stakeholders and the sector, leading to lasting change.

This project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, builds on the experience of CPAG’s Cost of the School Day project in Scotland and Children North East’s Poverty Proofing the School Day programme.

CPAG are seeking candidates who are passionate about tackling child poverty to work on our innovative project in UK schools. This exciting role would suit someone with substantial experience in a fast-paced communications role and a background in developing and implementing media, advocacy and communications strategies.

This is a fixed term position, which is funded for 3 years.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9 September 2019

Interviews will take place in London on Tuesday 24 September 2019

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England Development Manager (UK Cost of the School Day)Community Fund logo

35 hours per week

Salary £35,674 - £37,656

Fixed term contract for 3 Years

CPAG is now recruiting a full time England Development Manager who will ensure direct practice in schools provides an evidence base that shapes policies and practices in schools and local authorities across England.

This project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, builds on the experience of CPAG’s Cost of the School Day project in Scotland and Children North East’s Poverty Proofing the School Day programme.

CPAG is seeking candidates who are passionate about tackling child poverty to work on our innovative project in UK schools. This exciting role would suit someone with substantial project management experience and an in-depth understanding of the education policy landscape in England.

This is a fixed term position, which is funded for 3 years.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9 September 2019

Interviews will take place in London on Wednesday 18 September 2019

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Wales Development Manager (UK Cost of the School Day)

35 hours per week

Salary £35,674 - £37,656

Fixed term contract for 3 Years

CPAG is now recruiting a full time Wales Development Manager who will ensure direct practice in schools provides an evidence base that shapes policies and practices in schools and local authorities across Wales.

This project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, builds on the experience of CPAG’s Cost of the School Day project in Scotland and Children North East’s Poverty Proofing the School Day programme.

CPAG is seeking candidates who are passionate about tackling child poverty to work on our innovative project in UK schools. This exciting role would suit someone with substantial project management experience and an in-depth understanding of the education policy landscape in Wales. Post will be based with a project partner in Cardiff or the surrounding area.

This is a fixed term position, which is funded for 3 years.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9 September 2019

Interviews will take place in Cardiff on Thursday 19 September 2019

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Poverty Proofing Practice Adviser (employed by Children North East) Children North East logo.jpgCommunity Fund logo

Hours: A normal working week is 37 hours. However due to the varied nature of the duties, a flexible approach will be required and may include regular overnight stays, evenings and weekends. This role is fixed term until 31st October 2022.

Salary: £32,491 to £34,379 per annum.

Are you passionate about challenging and changing the negative impact of poverty on children and young people? We're looking for an excellent communicator, manager, innovator and experienced trainer to join our head office team.

Over the next three years, Children North East will be working in partnership with Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to extend its Cost of the School Day Scotland project to England and Wales and further expanding work in Scotland.

This is a new three year post based in our Head Office in Newcastle. The role will provide quality assurance of our Poverty Proofing model on a new National Lottery funded programme headed by the Child Poverty Action Group, Cost of the School Day Initiative.

As this role will work across a wide geographical span, there will be regular travel across England, Wales and Scotland. The aim of the role is to ensure that ‘Cost of the School Day’ practitioners are delivering the Children North East Poverty Proofing Model consistently across the areas that they will work in.

To apply for this role, please complete the application form on the Children North East wesbite and return it to Children North East.

Closing date: Friday 30 August 2019, 4.30pm

Interview date: Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Newcastle