About Collective Voice
Collective Voice is the national alliance of drug and alcohol treatment charities. We believe that anyone in England with a substance use problem should be able to access effective, evidence-based and person-centred support. We know that treatment and wider support has a transformative power for people with drug or alcohol issues, their families and communities – and that the voluntary sector is the cornerstone of that support.
Drawing on the strengths of our members, we:
- Tirelessly advocate for the needs of people who use drugs and alcohol by influencing partners in central and local government, the media, and allied organisations.
- Coordinate and lead campaigns, alliances, projects and events within our sector and with wider partners.
- Promote the value brought by the voluntary sector to treatment and wider support.
Nature of the role
Collective Voice was established in 2015. It is a young organisation with currently just two roles – the Director and the Policy and campaigns officer – and is developing and consolidating some its key functions. The role-holder would have the chance to work closely with the Director across the entire organisation at an exciting time in our development. This represents, therefore, a significant opportunity for professional development.
1.Advocating for change
- Developing relationships with relevant stakeholders in national government, policy and advocacy charities and beyond
- Researching and drafting policy papers and submissions to government
- Leading on social media by developing and implementing a new strategy
2. Contributing to campaigns, alliances, projects and events within our sector and with wider partners
- Organising and supporting one-off and regular quarterly meetings with CV partners
- Coordinating member organisations to canvas opinion, gather good practice and organise policy positions
- Conducting regular calls and informal meetings to gather intelligence and evidence from the field on important new trends and challenges
3. Developing Collective Voice
- Supporting the Director’s activity by preparing and proof-reading papers and presentations and deputising at meetings
- Organising board meetings o Providing general administrative support
- Being a proud ambassador for the organisation and the wider sector at all times
4. Developing self
- Proactively seeking and pursuing formal and informal learning opportunities
- Actively participating in line-management and appraisal processes with Director
Please submit an up-to-date CV (max. four sides) along with a cover letter (max. two sides) outlining why you’d like the job and how you meet the Person Specification
If you have not heard from us by 1 November, please assume you have not been shortlisted. Apologies but we are unable to offer feedback to applicants not shortlisted for interview.
Collective Voice is committed to equality of access and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.