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£34,688 - £36,729 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Regional Policy and Campaigns Manager helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by leading the development of policy and campaigns in the English region to support Guide Dogs strategic aims, working in collaboration with the central policy, public affairs and campaigns team and the regional leadership team. You will develop and foster strategic partnerships to further the aims of Guide Dogs across the South East and South West (excluding London), including relations with local government, local societies, local authorities and other relevant organisations. You will ensure, that Guide Dogs is aware of all policy initiatives in the region in matters relating to the organisation and its stakeholders.

The role will prepare policy position papers and responses to consultations from councils, combined authorities and other local or regional government bodies. The role will lead Guide Dogs' campaigns at a regional level and increase the involvement of blind and partially sighted people in campaigning.

This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Candidate profile

To be able to fulfil this role, and provide help to those with sight loss, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;

Essential

  • A degree level qualification with relevant professional or research based qualification and / or experience.
  • Experience of working in a policy role with responsibility for liaison, internal and external networking, project leadership and reporting.
  • Experience of networking with and influencing opinion formers including politicians, civil servants and professional groups.
  • Experience of campaigning to secure change in policy and practice and working with groups of campaigners.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a professional management, supervisory or teaching / training role related to vulnerable people.
  • Experience of working in the third sector.
  • Experience of volunteer management.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of managing a complex operations environment where exceptional, customer-focused delivery is achieved.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

How to apply

Applications need to be made using the online application form, accessed using the ‘apply’ button above. As part of your application ensure you provide to evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.

Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.

Diversity

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Additional documents
Job Description (.docx)
Candidate Pack (.pdf)
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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work we make a real difference, and change lives. We are ... Read more

Posted on: 25 January 2021
Closing date: 07 February 2021
Job ref: 000013
Tags: Campaigning,Advocacy
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