CARE: Christian Action, Research and Education

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Join the team

At CARE, we value every individual member of our team and focus upon fostering a climate of mutual support and respect, so that people feel able and encouraged to achieve their potential.

Cur­rent Vacancies

Northern Ireland Policy Adviser

- CARE Office, Belfast (hybrid working options may be considered)

- £33,000-£37,000 (FTE) and generous staff benefits

- Full time

NB. Part-time applications (minimum of three days per week) for this role will be considered. A part-time role would focus solely on Northern Ireland-specific projects. Please specify your preference when completing the application form.

CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education) has been at the heart of research, advocacy, education programmes and social action projects that have sought to change perceptions of how the Bible can be the basis of effective public policy solutions to some of our biggest social and political challenges for almost 40 years.

This is an exciting time to join CARE! Following the appointment of our new Chief Executive in 2021, we have embarked on an ambitious new strategy for engaging with politics and policy development across the UK – speaking out for the vulnerable and the voiceless, informed by our conviction that the Bible tells a better story for human flourishing.

To help enable this, we are looking to grow our expert and high-achieving Public Policy Team. We are looking for an experienced, innovative, creative, skilled and energetic policy professional who is excited by the prospect of developing policy from the ground up, and building expertise in diverse areas such as poverty, strengthening families, children and young people, beginning and end of life, violence against women, disability, addictions, older people, and freedom of speech and religion.

This will probably be your second or third role in this field, and there is a real opportunity to make your mark. You will be passionate about the relevance of God’s word for the politics and culture of today and excited about bringing faith, good research and practical evidence to bear on public policy and legislation in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain. You will be comfortable speaking to politicians, academics and members of church congregations alike.

For further information, read the detailed Job Profile. There is a genuine occupational requirement for this role to be filled by a Christian – see CARE’s statement of faith.

The role is based in CARE’s Belfast Office, though hybrid working options are available. This role is designed to have a 3:2 split working on Northern Ireland-specific projects, and broader policy work across Great Britain. As noted above, Part-Time applications for the 3-day Northern Ireland aspect of the role only may be considered. Please specify your preference when completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 11pm on Sunday 9 June.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted no later than Thursday 13 June, with interviews taking place the week commencing 17 June.

To apply, please complete the application form and the equal opportunities form and email to by 11pm on Sunday 9 2024.


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