Vacancy - Project and Policy Officer - NOW CLOSED

We have an exciting opportunity to join our small and dedicated team as Project and Policy Officer.


  • Part time: Up to 30 hours per week
  • Salary:  £23,000 (Pro Rata)
  • Contract: 6 months fixed term post

Location: This post will be based at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation office in Chatham. There are good transport links, and we are within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations.  Remote working considered.

  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of family carers who have a relative with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging?
  • Do you want to influence research, policy and practice at a strategic level?
  • Do you have an interest in reviewing and promoting best practice when working with people with severe learning disabilities (including Positive Behaviour Support and reducing restrictive interventions)?

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is a forward-thinking national learning disability charity that makes a real difference to people’s lives and has a reputation for driving change. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with previous experience in the field of learning disabilities to influence policy and best practice at local and national level.

This post is part funded by the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SF-DDARIN).*

Useful documents

Before applying, please read through the following:

Project and Policy Officer – Job description

Project and Policy Officer – Person Specification

How to apply

To apply, send your CV with a covering letter to demonstrating how you match the skills and experience required in the Person Specification.

Please see also our Equal opportunities statement and our GDPR privacy notice for job applicants.

For more information telephone 01634 838739 or email:

Key information

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received. We encourage applicants to apply early and reserve the right to close applications as soon as the post is filled.

Additional information

This role is subject to standard employment and basic disclosure checks.

* SF-DDARIN is a network of like-minded research practitioners aiming to support independence and increase quality of life. for children and adults with learning disabilities (including people with learning disabilities who are autistic) through increasing the reach and impact of behaviourally based interventions