Wales, United Kingdom
£33,067 (pro rata of £41,344) per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Dynamic and proactive Policy & Advocacy Manager for Wales sought by national hospice care charity

Are you looking for your next policy challenge and would welcome the opportunity to shape the future of end of life care in Wales with the UK’s leading hospice care charity?

Hospice UK is looking for an experienced and creative Policy & Advocacy Manager to help drive its strategic aims in Wales, at a time when death, dying and bereavement is high on the public and political agenda.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research, the Policy and Advocacy Manager (Wales) will identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, engage with people with lived experience, develop policy positions and build partnerships in the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside end of life care services, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.

This is a key role in the organisation to help us drive our vision and play a leading role the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Wales. The position is part-time (0.8 FTE) on a permanent contract.

The candidate

We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to manage the complexity of continuing to develop and deliver our policy presence in Wales and creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. The right candidate will be a self-motivated, resilient, creative and an experienced policy and advocacy professional.

You will have solid experience in policy, with a track record of identifying and seizing opportunities as well as contributing to and achieving positive change. You will be strategic, dynamic and bursting with ideas, as well as having excellent judgement and a well-honed ability to deal sensitively with a range of stakeholders.

More information about the role can be found in the job description and person specification (available on our website)

About us

Hospice UK is the national charity working for those experiencing dying, death and bereavement. We work for the benefit of people affected by death and dying, collaborating with our hospice members and other partners who work in end of life care.

Hospice care supports approximately 225,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in the UK each year, with some 12,700 of those in Wales. Hospices also have an important role in supporting families, especially in providing bereavement support.

Our strategic goals for 2017 - 2022 are to:

  • Extend our reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting
  • Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care
  • Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of life
  • Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector


There is a strong preference for being based in Wales. Depending on location the post holder may be based within a hospice office combined with a flexible approach to working from home.

The head office of Hospice UK is in London. The post will have full web-based connection to Hospice UK, regular access to the line manager and colleagues through email, face to face when covid-19 restrictions ease, internet based video calls and telephone.

Term: permanent

Salary: £33,067 (pro rata of £41,344)  per annum + excellent benefits

How to apply (external job sites)

To apply for this role, please click on the apply now button to be redirected to our website to send us your CV along with your completed Supporting Statement Form and Equalities Monitoring Form by the closing date.

The closing date is midday Monday 29 November 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 6th December.

More about Hospice UK
Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. We work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-sh... Read more

Refreshed on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 30 November 2021
Tags: Policy/Research, Advocacy

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.