Social Policy Manager

  • External Affairs
  • Location Bradford HO based with flexible, hybrid working. (Remote considered for the right candidate with regular visits to HO). The role will require regular travel, occasionally on evenings and weekends. 
  • Starting salary £29,095 — £31,739
  • Hours Full time — 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility around hours considered) 
  • Start date ASAP 
  • Closing date 28 August 2022 


Reporting to the Manager of External Affairs and Head of External Affairs, the team are responsible for building relationships with external organisations in order to build and raise CAP’s profile. Through this work we hope to benefit our clients, CAP and wider society. CAP sits at the crossroads of numerous industries and sectors with EA holding the relationships with any organisation outside the Church or Christian charity space, as well as any policy teams.

The EA team is also CAP’s public and social policy team, covering all of our work, in this sphere, to influence society and Government on behalf of CAP and our clients. 


The role of the Social Policy Manager is to engage with government & external organisations in a variety of ways through building relationships, communication, media and reports, in order to represent CAP and our clients. 

To bring about change by lobbying for better policies and outcomes for people living in poverty and debt. The Social Policy Manager additionally, coordinates the development of CAP’s policy position on current topics and helps keep CAP engaged with the latest discussions. 

The External Affairs Team are passionately driven and committed to seeing society, government and industries recognise the plight of our clients and be moved to act. They are ambassadors for the organisation, sent out to deliver change whilst staying strongly connected to the wider charity. 

We are above all positive and fun loving, yet professional in our approach, pride ourselves on being great communicators and keen on team working, as well as being proactive and open to change.

Please note: Interviews will take place on 5th September 2022. 

The role will require regular travel, occasionally on evenings and weekends.

  • CAP 6.5% employer pension contribution

  • 34 days annual holiday (including flexible bank holidays)

  • 1 additional days holiday for each full year of service (up to a max of 5 additional days)

  • 2 paid Mental Health days and up to 5 days Family Emergency Care leave days per year

  • Paid Revive’ days to take time out with your team during the year

  • Enhanced paid sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

  • Plus many more!

Under the 2010 Equality Act, schedule 9, we have a genuine occupational requirement for all employees and volunteers to be practising Christians.

For further information, please contact the People & Culture team on 01274 760720 (option 6) or email [email protected].

Information on genuine occupational requirements

CAP celebrates the value of diversity and our aim is for our workforce to be as inclusive as possible as well as representing the communities we serve. With this in mind, we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. We are committed to continue building an environment that embraces diversity and includes all.

All adults working in, or on behalf of the CAP have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. This includes a responsibility to ensure a safe environment in which CAP Services can be delivered, and identify children and adults where there may be safeguarding concerns and to follow the CAP Safeguarding Policy in addressing any concerns appropriately.

You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered. We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date where we have a high response rate.

Please note that we are unable to consider applicants who do not presently have permission to work in the UK.