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NFA Policy and Research Officer (FTC until December 2019)


£26,089 pa (plus London allowance if applicable)


Coventry or London


National Federation of ALMOs


The National Federation of ALMOs is the trade body representing 47 arms-length management organisations (ALMOs). The NFA represents the interests of ALMOs at national level. In addition to lobbying and negotiating with central government on behalf of ALMOs, the NFA runs a website, organises events, regional meetings and an annual conference for its members as well as providing advice, training and briefings.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the NFA (National Federation of ALMO’s) team. Reporting to the Policy Director you will support and contribute to the policy and research work of the team through policy tracking, analysis, writing and commissioning briefings and policy papers. As well as providing administrative support for all NFA serviced meetings and away days, you will attend seminars and events and support the team in providing an excellent service to NFA members and contribute to the effective delivery of the NFA business plan.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of research and policy work, experience and understanding of the use of survey software type packages, MS Excel to analyse numerical data, produce tables and graphs and the ability to use internet for the purposes of research. You will have strong interpersonal and IT skills, the ability to take initiative when required, communicate effectively with a range of people in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally and work to deadlines with high attention to detail and accuracy. Knowledge of housing policy, wider social policy issues and skills in statistical analysis would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Chloe Fletcher, Policy Director NFA at

Closing date


How to apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your CV along with a covering letter setting out how you meet the required competencies and a completed Monitoring Information Form to

Closing date – Monday 27 March


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