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We have an exciting opportunity to join our Executive Team as our Interim Director of Growth & External Relations. You will join DI during a period of change while we recruit for a new CEO and will fill an urgent need during this interim period.
As Interim Director of Growth & External Relations you will be responsible for aiding DI’s growth through all types of partnerships, increasing DI’s brand and external profile with new and existing audiences and ensuring DI’s impact is effectively communicated. This role will expand DI’s networks and influence and drive growth through new alliances.
This is an exciting role within an agile team as part of a global organisation, with location Hubs in the UK, US and East Africa.
- Build on existing strong external relationships and collaborations, as well as bringing in new relationships which are institutionalised within DI to maximise influence, growth and impact.
- Implement the business development strategy for DI and ensure DI Hubs have support, skills and appropriate targets to deliver on the strategy.
- Oversee and enable Hubs to tailor the brand and the brand assets to their region and unique audience; providing leadership, tools and advisory support.
- Manage DI’s strategic global income partnerships which encompass multiple Hubs and/or regions.
- Promote the creation of new ideas, programmes and projects with our three distinct groups of external partners: income, influence and impact.
You will be a confident leader who is able to inspire staff within DI as well as external partners. You will be collaborative, working closely with the acting CEO and other directors to drive forward the strategic goals of the organisation.
We are looking for a candidate with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a senior management role in an international organisation within the international development, humanitarian, peace and security or human rights sectors. You will need to have public relations experience – specifically managing teams who oversee communications and external relations – with a focus on government affairs.
The successful candidate will be required to attend meetings, receptions and dinners outside of office hours, as well as travel regularly (regionally and globally) to represent DI (30% travel expected).
If you are an experienced leader with an energetic and positive outlook, who looks for solutions and helps colleagues explore new ways of doing things, we would love to hear from you.
Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice
If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please download and read the full recruitment pack and apply with your CV and cover letter via our online application system.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
External Affairs Officer (Stakeholder Relations)
£40,157 per annum plus excellent benefits
Permanent contract, Full-time role
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
The External Affairs Officer (Stakeholder Relations) will play a key role in helping us build strong and productive relationships with external stakeholders including central government and national bodies in the health and care system, parliamentarians and civil servants. You will also develop close internal relationships with the wider communications directorate and across the organisation, including the chief executive and directors’ team. You will support the delivery of the organisation’s political monitoring, helping to ensure that our engagement with stakeholders is relevant, well-informed, and aligned with developments in the external environment.
The successful candidate will help deliver a range of high-profile stakeholder engagement and influencing activity, including within Parliament, using demonstrable political awareness to advise colleagues and to build the reputation of the Foundation amongst key stakeholders. You will support the delivery of integrated communications plans and contribute to the achievement of our overarching influencing and communications strategies.
Experienced in implementing impactful reactive and proactive public affairs activity that has contributed towards successfully achieving policy-influencing objectives, you will support the delivery of integrated communications plans that blend a broad range of communications disciplines. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, being capable of writing high quality briefings, reports, and other written materials.
To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the job description.
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which addresses all the person specification criteria flagged as CV/SS (Essential). Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.
Application deadline: Wednesday 24 August 2022, 23.59
Interview dates:scheduled to take place remotely early September 2022
The Health Foundation values diversity and champions inclusion and strongly encourages applications from all sections of the community.
The new role of Director of Network & Innovation builds on the achievements of over a decade of network development at the Carers Trust. For the year ending 31st March 2022, our network supported over 123 members, who in turn supported 917,394 unpaid carers. The need for this expanded brief has arisen as we embark on our 2022-25 strategy, building a Caring Society, where we aspire for a step change in our Partnership for Growth vision so that every carer has access to a high-quality local carer organisation to help them live a life alongside caring. By 2025, we seek to reach 1.5 million carers in 100% of local authority areas across the UK.
Do you want to work with a leading advocacy, voice and rights organisation that supports people to be heard when it matters most?
Do you want to work in a role where you will be supported to be ambitious about the quality, drive and impact of the work you lead on?
Then come and join us here at VoiceAbility.
About the role
We're looking for a highly motivated Public Affairs Lead for Scotland to drive forward our public affairs strategy. This role will be the go-to expert on positioning VoiceAbility to influence public policy in Scotland. They will devise and execute a stakeholder engagement strategy that builds strong and constructive relationships with influential stakeholders and decision makers.
If you are enthusiastic about making a role your own and working with an organisation that has ambition to significantly increase our influence and impact, to ensure that peoples voices are heard and their rights are upheld, then this role is for you.
This position is a full-time, 35 hours a week, Fixed Term Contract with a starting salary between £33,000 - £36,000 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. We are open to a conversation about flexible working or delivering the role at 4-days per week.
VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. We deliver a wide range of service contracts funded by local authorities, health trusts and other voluntary and private sector organisations. We influence policy and practice to make sure that people’s voices are heard and we have ambitious plans to continue to grow our influence.
We’ve been supporting people to have their say in decisions about their health, care, and wellbeing for over 40 years. We make sure people are heard when it matters most.
How will you make a difference?
You will have a leading role building up VoiceAbility’s presence in Scotland. You will work with colleagues across the organisation to advise on tactics and strategic activities that mean that VoiceAbility can have the greatest social impact.
You will be responsible for the design and delivery of stakeholder strategies, public affairs activities and ownership of a work plan that requires a high level of autonomy and tactical judgement.
You are willing to get stuck in and build out a strategy from inception to completion.
You are motivated, enthusiastic, to own your own work and take on a leading role in an organisation that has big ambitions to make a difference.
You’re politically savvy and thrive in an agile working environment where adaptability is crucial to working success.
You value teamwork and collaboration and demonstrate transparency and accountability in your approach to your work, but also comfortable operating independently.
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution
- Salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Separate Life Assurance Cover
- Staff discount scheme including retail discounts, entertainment, holidays etc
- Discounted gym membership; Employee Assistance programme.
- Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance.
- Support with continuous professional development.
You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your professional abilities through in-house opportunities for training and through personal development conversations with your line manager where you can explore career development together.
Equality and Diversity
VoiceAbility believes in fostering an inclusive workplace which welcomes, values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and partners, treats all on a basis of equality and encourages all to meet their maximum potential.
Closing date for applications: 23.59 on 30 August 2022, however, VoiceAbility reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy before this date.
Interviews via Teams: Interviews are expected to take place on 5 September 2022
How to apply
To apply for this role please sign up for a recruitment account by clicking the apply button on this page. Follow the instructions to create your account, upload your CV, and complete our short application form.
Don’t forget to read the person specification so you can tell us about yourself and how your skills, abilities and experiences match the criteria outlined in the person specification.
We look forward to hearing from you.
VoiceAbility are a Disability Confident employer. If you need to apply in a different way, please contact HR.
VoiceAbility reserve the right to close this vacancy early should a sufficient number of candidates apply.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Director of Advocacy
£64,087 - £80,000
Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL/Hybrid Working
If you are expert in developing and implementing advocacy strategies this is a unique opportunity to use your skills to save the planet. WWF UK is the largest independent conservation organisation in the world. We have recently restructured our Advocacy Department to align, strengthen and supercharge our already strong advocacy base and leverage our transformational corporate relationships. We are focused on tackling climate change, food systems and thriving habitats and species. The missing piece is you, as our Director of Advocacy.
A vital role in the fight for our world, as Director of Advocacy you will lead the development of our business advocacy work in the food and finance sectors. This will involve managing and guiding teams working across public affairs, international advocacy, legal and business advocacy.
We shall look to you to inspire colleagues to use our substantial resources to achieve agreed outcomes against impact goals. You will influence and persuade key decision makers, from politicians to the private sector, of the benefits of effective environmental laws and policy to achieve the changes needed to protect and restore our planet.
You will also monitor the political landscape to spot opportunities to influence as well as encourage your team to identify creative and impactful ways to increase our influence. You will collaborate with colleagues to establish key areas of focus where advocacy and policy levers might effectively create positive environmental change too. Important will be the ability to ensure objectives and activities are developed and delivered in coordination with our devolved offices.
For this key position:
- You must have extensive experience of developing and implementing advocacy strategies as well as of high-level political strategy setting.
- You will possess an outstanding and influential contact list inside and outside Government coupled with a record of working with business to drive change in the private sector.
- You will be used to working with multi-skilled teams and effective at inspiring and motivating direct reports.
- An excellent project manager, you will also have well-developed interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
- You will understand the importance of monitoring and evaluating effectiveness and applying lessons learnt to improve performance too.
Knowledge of environmental policymaking would be an advantage in this role.
If you have the knowledge to persuade the food and finance sectors to change their businesses and become advocates for saving our world, we would love to hear from you.
Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
Application closing date: 01st September 2022
Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.
Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
Are you an experienced communications professional, looking to make a big difference with one of the biggest charity brands in the UK? Samaritans is looking for a dynamic Assistant Director of External Communications to take the lead in telling our story to the world.
As Samaritans embarks on an exciting period of implementing our new strategy, all external communications will be underpinned by the ambition to be more vocal and visible to create impact across awareness, fundraising and policy. We’re looking for someone who can bring their skills, experience and knowledge to help us reach, inspire and engage our different audiences.
- £70,000-£75,000 per annum plus benefits
- Permanent role
- Hybrid working – Linked to Ewell (Surrey) office with home and office working
- Ewell is located 30 minutes via train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon
- We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your preferences
This is a crucial role that will take a lead role in delivering an effective communications strategy to:
- Raise awareness of Samaritans and what we do
- Increase our influence
- Inspire supporters to engage with us by giving money, time or taking action
Samaritans’ service is provided by more than 20,000 ‘ordinary’ people who do something extraordinary by volunteering across our 201 branches in the UK and Ireland. Our goal is to be there for everyone, whenever they are struggling to cope - and with a call for help every ten seconds, we know we’re needed more than ever.
The successful candidate will have oversight of all digital, brand, marketing and press activity and ensure joint-planning and co-ordination of all supporter facing activity.
We offer some brilliant benefits including flexible working, family-friendly policies, and training to support your development. You'll have 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and we match your pension contribution up to 5%. You can claim money back via a Health Cash Plan and wellbeing options including a free subscription to Headspace, virtual yoga sessions and a PerkBox account.
Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of questions about your transferable skills and motivations for applying. This role will close for applications on 25/08, with video interviews happening after 30/08.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and passionate team working to ensure that no child in the UK starts the day too hungry to learn.
Following our new CEO, Lindsey MacDonald joining us in November 2021 we undertook a review of our organisational structure which led to the creation of Policy and Engagement Team, combining our policy, communications, campaigning and research functions in one team. Following this and the recent appointment of Jacquie Bance de Vasquez, Director of Policy and Engagement we have developed a new strategy and restructuring and expanding the team to meet the challenge of ending morning hunger for now, and for good, enable us to better leverage and build on our social impact, engagement, and influencing.
Purpose of the role
The Policy & Public Affairs team work to influence the devolved legislatures and Westminster to address the underlying systemic causes of child poverty & hunger and drive change through policy.
We are seeking a talented individual with an in depth understanding of UK political context, parliamentary processes and structures within the Westminster and the devolved legislatures including experience of building relationships with politicians.
This post offers the exciting opportunity to manage relationships and communications with our target political audiences in England, influencing and advocating to enable to Magic Breakfast to secure policy changes to eliminate child morning hunger.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Opora is a charity helping Ukrainians fleeing the war rebuild their lives in the UK sustainably and for the long term. Opora helps tens of thousands of Ukrainians in the UK with information, advice and practical support to rebuild their lives in the UK, addressing employability, mental health, accommodation and financial needs. Opora adopts technology-led and entrepreneurial approaches to solving charitable problems for our beneficiaries.
The Managing Director will be responsible for furthering the objects of Opora and ensuring the successful delivery of Opora’s charitable activities across all aspects of the Opora mission. The Managing Director will provide exceptional leadership to our staff, volunteers and represent Opora externally. The Managing Director will be overseeing all aspects of managing Opora’s day-to-day activities, strategic growth, fundraising and regulatory / statutory reporting and financial management.
Opora is a very entrepreneurial and dynamic charity, focussed on technology-led solutions to achieve scale of our charitable activities and outcomes for our beneficiaries - the successful candidate will need to embody this approach and principles. We will consider all career backgrounds and candidates who can demonstrate the required skills, capacity and willingness to learn fast, problem-solve and discover innovative, technology-led solutions in support of our beneficiaries. This is a great opportunity for someone to step into a leadership role, act as an owner and help scale-up Opora’s effort and impact.
Overall leadership of Opora
Developing and implementing Opora strategies in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
Developing and implementing new and existing partnerships and funding initiatives
Pro-actively seeking and establishing opportunities to enhance and expand the impact of Opora’s charitable activities
Representing and promoting the organisation externally
Overseeing the day-to-day management of Opora, the Opora platform and online communities and supporting the team in delivery and development of charitable activities.
Planning and development
In conjunction with the Board of Trustees, develop, implement and monitor the business and development plan, including the identification of new charitable projects and risks
Maintain an awareness of the context in which the charity is operating, including policy, legislation, commissioning, social trends and beneficiaries’ needs (especially by proactively analysing Opora’s online community engagement) and use these to develop and adapt the service and support local, national and cross government national policies
Translate organisational objectives into team and individual work plans with clear and realistic targets.
Fundraising / income generation
Develop with the Board of Trustees, and implement, a diverse funding strategy and plan that underpins the sustainability of the organisation, and expands and diversifies the organisation's funding base
Ensure the funding plan is executed effectively through the development of appropriate services and projects that are attractive to funders
Develop and implement an efficient and effective bid identification and writing process that yields sustainable funding to support strategic service development
Present all funding opportunities to the Board for confirmation of fit with the organisation’s requirements
External affairs and public relations
Maintain and develop strong, effective networks and relationships in communities across the UK, with stakeholders, partners, funders and potential funders, local government, beneficiaries and within the wider community, voluntary and special enterprise sector
Promote and protect the aims, principles, policies, interests and reputation of the Opora, developing the profile through appropriate publicity, media and marketing activities, including public speaking, presentations and use of social media
Identify and develop partnership opportunities and work effectively with other organisations and consortia, where appropriate
Liaise with the Home Office and other Departments and contribute to their work at regional and national levels, where appropriate.
Supporting the Board of Trustees
Arrange and attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, including sub committees, working groups, the annual general meeting and any special general meetings
Advise the Board of Trustees on financial, staffing and operational issues and on compliance with the Opora policies and Charity Commission guidance and relevant legislation, company and charity law, health and safety, employment, etc
Report to the Board of Trustees on progress against the business plan and agreed objectives
Prepare and draft Opora annual report.
Ensure day-to-day financial control of the charitable activities within budget agreed by the Board of Trustees
Ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored, and that appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times
Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees in conjunction with Trustees and / or appropriate sub-committee, accountants auditors
Ensure regular management reports are made to the Board of Trustees on income, expenditure and any variations from budgets
Oversee the correct preparation of accounts and financial statements in conjunction with Trustees, accountants and auditors
Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding; grant aid, contracts and any other initiatives.
Staff and volunteer management
Ensure and promote a positive, flexible and inclusive workplace where everyone is passionate about supporting Opora’s beneficiaries
Ensure that the very best people management practices exist throughout the whole employee/volunteer lifecycle
Ensure that a comprehensive trustee/staff/volunteer strategy and annual plan is developed and put in place, to include effective recruitment, training development, and performance management
In accordance with the Opora organisational procedures, assist the Board of Trustees in implementing and monitoring employment policies and procedures
Experience and skills
Fluent English required; Ukrainian or Russian preferred
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a very entrepreneurial, fully-remote working environment required
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to represent Opora to the community, its stakeholders and partners required
Ability to manage competing priorities and dynamically prioritise workload, ensuring all ongoing and project tasks are completed on time required
Demonstrable knowledge charity governance, general management best practice required
An entrepreneurial mindset, with outstanding organisational, leadership and community-building skills required
Prior fundraising experience from donors, grants, trusts in a small charity preferred
Experience in working with vulnerable groups and beneficiaries, strong knowledge of safeguarding best practice both online and offline preferred
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Senior Public Affairs Officer
Salary: £39,731 plus London Allowance of £3,520 if applicable
Location: Blended between office and home (England and Wales)
Contract: Permanent, full time
Closing date: 21/08/2022
Citizens Advice is here to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Sadly, we’ve never been more needed. With millions of people affected by the rising cost of living, we’re seeing unprecedented demand for our services from people in crisis. Influencing government, to help deliver tangible solutions that can make a real difference, is vital
The Public Affairs team plays an integral role, working with colleagues across the charity to achieve meaningful policy change, enable our financial sustainability and help secure our position as the leading provider of advice in England and Wales. We work across a number of different policy areas, for example welfare, debt and energy.
Reporting to the Public Affairs Manager, this role will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of an organisational public affairs strategy, building strong internal and external relationships and working with local Citizens Advice in order to achieve policy change.
We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements such as working from home, part-time working, compressed hours and job-sharing.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone who is highly motivated and has experience of planning, delivering and evaluating strategic policy or behaviour change campaigns.
- strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships, and establish credibility, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
- excellent written and oral communications skills, using appropriate styles, methods and timing to maximise understanding and impact
- sound political judgement
- the ability to work under pressure, with good organisation, prioritisation and time management skills
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We are a member of the race equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network and are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non binary candidates.
We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.
Closing date: 21/08/2022
Interview date: w/c 29 August or 5 Sept
Are you a skilled communicator and marketing expert? Want to save animals from suffering and protect our environment?
Animal Defenders International (ADI) exposes captive animal suffering in entertainment, science, food and the wildlife trade and works for legal protection for animals and our environment, worldwide. Other species are our fellow earthlings, with the right to life and to live in their natural space. When governments pass animal protection legislation, we offer support with implementation and rescue.
About the role
We are seeking a talented and experienced marketing and communications professional to develop and grow our charity’s brand, increasing public engagement, income and impact, in support of our work to protect animals from suffering. You will help build and lead our digital and social media teams to grow individual donor engagement, activity and retention. Your knowledge of current and emerging marketing strategies will be applied to develop and deliver the marketing and communications plan, public education, awareness, and support our work to engage policy makers, parliamentarians, business and media. You will be working with our teams in London, Los Angeles, Bogota, Lima and our wildlife sanctuary in south Africa on animal protection legislation, our international animal rescues and the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary. You will help to grow a dynamic communications team, providing compelling news stories, creating media relationships. You will closely with our international offices to support delivery of campaign objectives, maintaining consistency of messaging and brand.
- Development of marketing and communications campaigns and initiatives to support the charity’s work – raise awareness, calls to action and raise funds
- Guardianship and growth of brand; raising awareness; consistency of messaging, policy and brand across all communications.
- Management of content for ADI digital marketing and communications channels
- Production of marketing materials (in house and external); writing and/or editing copy for different audiences
- Development of ADI relationships with policy makers, parliamentarians, government, NGOs, and business
- Leads the marketing and communications teams
- Production of reports for directors and trustees
- You are a creative thinker and have a passion for protection of animals and our planet.
- You have significant marketing experience, creativity and multi-channel marketing and communications skills; digital, social media, email and CMS.
- You can brief external creatives and suppliers.
- A storyteller with strong copy writing, editing and proof reading skills, you are able to translate scientific information for a wider audience.
- You can build relationships with individuals and organisations.
- A team builder with strong communications, teamwork and leadership skills for our London and international teams, with ability to work under pressure.
- You have a good understanding of campaign metrics and reporting; can write reports and briefings for working directors and voluntary trustees.
- Experience with managing costs, budgets, team building and management.
- Although not essential, experience of working for an animal or environmental NGO is desirable.
If you are ready for a new challenge, apply today!
Animal Defenders International
Vox Studios North, 1 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH (hybrid; London office 3 days/week)
Salary: £40–£50,000 p.a., permanent (dependent on experience).
Leave: 20 days p.a., plus national holidays.
How to apply:
Send email or letter detailing how you meet the criteria set out in the above job specification, together with your CV. You will receive an application form, which forms an essential part of our application process.
Closing Date:Friday, 26 August 2022.
Please apply as soon as possible; we will be reviewing applications as they come in, and interviews may commence on a rolling programme. If we receive a large number of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date.
Virtual/in-person interviews: 29 August 2022 onwards.
Animal Defenders International exists to protect nonhuman animals and work for their legal protection, we therefore expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. ADI is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone and welcome applications from all sectors of society.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Hybrid working part London Office (Islington, London) part home work. Post holder must be able to get to the London office
Salary: £28,825-£31,300 per annum inclusive
Hours: 35 hours a week
Interviews will be scheduled as and when applications are received. Please apply promptly as the vacancy will close once we have appointed a successful candidate.
This is a permanent position.
We are looking for a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to join our ambitious and growing type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, as part of the policy and public affairs team. Based in London, you will work on projects with our corporate partners and high-level Parliamentarians, people with type 1 diabetes, policy makers and researchers. You will help to deliver JDRF’s influencing plans, improving access to and choice of type 1 diabetes treatments and technology.
This role will be fundamental in delivery of our advocacy mission: to reduce health inequalities in type 1 diabetes, to widen access to type 1 diabetes medical technologies and to ensure that people with type 1 get access to emerging new treatments and future cures.
An experienced public affairs professional, you may have worked for charities before in similar roles. You will have excellent written and communication skills, the ability to understand complex policy issues and communicate them effectively, as well as fantastic interpersonal skills.
You’ll have previous experience of:
- drafting briefings, reports and policy submissions
- communicating across a range of parliamentary and professional stakeholders at all levels
- working in a public affairs and/or policy-based environment
- collaborating with a wider communications department
- conducting research and analysis, summarising findings clearly to a range of audiences
You will find a vibrant atmosphere and spirited team at JDRF, always striving to make a difference to people living with type 1.
As an employer we offer:
- Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
- Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days and bank holidays
- Health cash plan
- Season ticket and cycle loan
- Pension scheme
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.
‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Harris Hill is delighted to be working with Humane Society International (UK) to recruit a new Executive Director.
Humane Society International/UK is a UK charity and part of one of the largest and most effective animal protection organisations in the world. We strive for a better future for animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programmes. HSI/UK is a leading force for animal protection, with hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country and a strong and well-respected presence in Westminster.
We are an effective voice for animals, with a broad spectrum of active programmes including leading the #FurFreeBritain campaign for a UK fur import ban, as well as campaigns to ban hunting trophy imports, glue traps, replace the use of animals in experiments, and reduce the number of animals suffering on farms. A dynamic, growing and effective team, HSI/UK has big ambitions to create further positive change for animals both here in the UK and around the world.
About the position
The HSI/UK team has grown considerably in recent years, giving rise to a need for additional capacity in our senior leadership. With our current executive director stepping into a newly created role to focus on leading our successful campaigns and public affairs portfolio, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the charity into the next phase of our growth and development.
Job title: Executive Director
Salary: £94,000-£105,000 p.a.
Reporting to: Senior Vice President Operations, Humane Society International
Location: Old Street, London. Hybrid working with ideally 2 days p/w office based
We are looking to recruit a highly experienced, inspirational and motivated executive director, who will lead, develop and grow the organisation and achieve our goals for animals. Our successful candidate will have passion, ambition and vision that matches that of our global senior leadership team, and enhances our ability to deliver sustained improvements in the lives of millions of animals around the world.
Working closely with HSI’s senior leadership in our US headquarters, our executive director will take overall responsibility for:
• the charity’s operations and budget, ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficiency, and in compliance with international board policies and directives.
• leading and growing an effective, diverse, highly motivated team.
• the success of our UK program and advocacy campaigns and revenue generation programs.
• ensuring that the charity’s legal, governance and statutory responsibilities are met, alongside the effective application of best practice codes.
• the clear communication of HSI/UK’s strategic objectives, messages and impact to external stakeholders, including high level donors and the media.
• continued growth in our brand’s credibility and recognition to key external audiences, including our highly valued supporter base.
• identifying and managing risks to the charity’s future security and growth.
• coordination with HSI headquarters leadership and enterprise/support functions.
• drive organisational values (Impact, Resilience, Respect, Inclusion, One Team) across the UK office to guide how we operate internally and externally.
Our new executive director will be confident, articulate and positive with a proven track record of strategic leadership within a charity/voluntary sector organisation or similar setting at a senior management level. You will have and be able to demonstrate:
• outstanding, values-led leadership skills to motivate, support and grow a diverse team.
• an ambition and drive for creating positive change for animal welfare, and a proven track record of delivering impact for beneficiaries in a charity setting.
• experience of strategic planning, including developing and setting KPIs and evaluating progress and impact.
• advanced communication and interpersonal skills to foster a positive and respectful ‘one team’ collaboration approach to negotiations and problem-solving.
• experience of building strategic relationships with stakeholders, in both the private and public sector, in order to deliver agreed goals through powerful partnershipscomprehensive knowledge and applied understanding of legal aspects of running a UK charity, including financial reporting and controls, and governance requirements, experience of working with and reporting at Board level.
• experience of judiciously managing significant financial and other resources, including developing and delivering multi-year budgets.
To find out more about Humane Society International, the role and how to apply, please contact Nick Shanks
Both Humane Society International and Harris Hill operate an equal opportunity policy and commit to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Head of Policy & Public Affairs
£45,000 - £50,000 per annum
The Youth Sport Trust believes in a future where every child enjoys the life changing benefits of play and sport. We are passionate about building a brighter future where our children are happier and healthier because we know when children are happy and healthy they learn, and if children learn we have a society fit for the future.
Over 25 years we have developed a unique way of maximising the power of sport to grow young people, schools and communities through the development of physical and mental health, fostering inclusion and building character and leadership skills. We have been fortunate enough to work closely with government to influence policy and deliver national strategy, as well as in delivering and co-creating projects for a range of Trusts, Foundations, Lottery distributors and Corporates.
Our new strategy recognises that COVID has had a huge impact on children and young people with many of the consequences yet unknown. This has compounded the emerging consequences of a digital age on children’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing, with too many left feeling anxious isolated, lonely. In particular the pandemic has widened the gaps created by disadvantage. There is so much we can do to help children recover, rebalance their lives, and build brighter futures but this will require strong and clear policy development and the further development of our relationships across government. These are key drivers for the creation of this new and exciting role.
We are looking for an inspirational and experienced Head of Policy & Public Affairs to join our senior leadership team and steer future policy thinking and lead our public affairs, advocacy and influencing Plan. This is a unique opportunity to galvanise and inspire changemakers and improve the lives of millions of young people in the UK.
As Head of Policy & Public Affairs you will collaborate with colleagues, our members, partners and young people to design policy positions across a broad range of issues. You will oversee and manage high profile national policy projects as well as provide professional support and advice to YST policy consultants. You will also develop and deliver a strategy for the policy and public affairs activity. This will involve building and managing relationships within the political arena, including Government departments as well as existing and new partner organisations. You will build respect for and the credibility of YST by attending meetings with civil servants, commissioners and policy makers. You will provide analysis on parliamentary activities, and alert and advise on threats and opportunities arising on specific issues. Important will be the ability to keep up to date with political developments, changing policy and public opinion.
For this high-profile role, you must have worked in public policy, affairs, or relations or been involved political work, preferably at national level. Experienced in shaping public policy, you will have a track record of developing, managing and delivering successful influencing campaigns. You will also be used to gathering political intelligence and using insight gained to form work plans. An effective researcher, you will be proficient in drafting policy documents and reports too. Critically, you will excel at translating complex policy into accessible briefings for internal and external audiences.
Skilled at presenting and influencing others, you will be an excellent communicator who is able to build relationships quickly. You will also possess a passion to advocate for stronger policy responses on youth issues and be driven by building a brighter future for children and young people.
In return you will get to join a dynamic and energetic charity passionate about improving children’s lives where all staff are given the opportunity to engage in the leadership and direction of the organisation. Our values underpin everything we do, and we pride ourselves on a work culture which fosters innovation, creativity and personal passion. Benefits include generous annual leave entitlement, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and volunteering days. In 2022 we were ranked one of the best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK.
If you are committed to the idea of giving young people access to high quality play and sport opportunities as part of their education and development, we would love to hear from you. Please follow the link to our jobs page and complete an online application.
The Youth Sport Trust believes that diversity drives excellence and that representation is important. The Youth Sport Trust therefore positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30 August 2022.
Interviews planned for 9 September 2022 via Zoom Video Conferencing.
Registered charity number: 1086915
Salary: circa. £30,000 per annum plus benefits and London Weighting
Location: London office with hybrid-working
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
About the role
It is an exciting time to join the Association following our part in the United to End MND campaign, the Government awarded £50 million for targeted MND research, the success of our multi-award-winning Scrap 6 Months campaign, and our Act to Adapt campaign. You could be an important part of driving continued change and improvements for those living with and affected by MND.
Working closely with the Public Affairs Manager to identify public affairs priorities and proactively identify opportunities to influence political debates and legislation to deliver the MND Association's programme of public affairs activity.
As a Senior Public Affairs Adviser, you will represent the Association and ensure a coordinated approach to our parliamentary work at Westminster and locally. You will work collaboratively with the Policy Team to identify opportunities to take forward policy priorities through public affairs activity and brief parliamentarians for meetings and debates.
This is a diverse role which will include drafting correspondence and briefings for parliamentarians, supporting submissions to parliamentary inquires and developing effective links with key parliamentarians, influencers and decision makers.
This role will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
What are we looking for?
A thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures, and demonstratable public affairs experience within the voluntary organisation.
As a successful candidate, you will have experience of working with Parliamentarians in Westminster and/or in Parliament and experience of supporting volunteers in public affairs activities.
Your key skills will include the ability to successfully communicate with people at all levels from senior politicians to local volunteers, working effectively as a team player and networker.
For full role responsibilities please view the job description.
What can we offer?
- 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service, plus Bank Holidays
- Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
- Life assurance
- Confidential counselling helplines
- Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
- Cycle to work
- Buy and sell annual leave
- BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
- Enhanced pension scheme
- Opportunities for training and personal development
- Hybrid working
How to apply?
We would love to hear from you and encourage early applications.
If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply online now and submit a CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the following criteria:
- A thorough understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures, and demonstratable public affairs experience within the voluntary organisation
- Experience of working with Parliamentarians in Westminster and/or in Parliament
- Excellent communication skills with people at all levels
The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.
We operate a hybrid working environment within a flexible office space using the latest technology and digital infrastructure. This, together with a high level of trust and performance driven culture, gives staff the freedom and flexibility to work in the best way for them, the Association and, most importantly, people with MND.
We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.
The MND Association operates a hybrid working culture and therefore we are open to discussing the possibility of variable hours, remote or home working, flexible start, and finish times etc.
Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.
Our selection process will be multi-stage; this may include video call screening, and competency-based interview/s.
We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role. We work hard to fill our roles directly and if assistance is required, we operate a PSL, which currently closed for review. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies/ head-hunters.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Maternity cover – Fixed-term 15-month contract
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum + benefits
Full time – 37.5 hours a week - We're a hybrid working employer, meaning you're required to come into the office at least 2 days per week.
London N1 9FW
Closing date: 5pm, 4th September 2022
Interviews: 12th and 13th September
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If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 750 words) by the closing date.
Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience meet the job and person criteria and equip you for the role.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.