SE1, London
£89,000 - £97,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Director of Policy, Campaigns and Influencing
13-Month Fixed Term Maternity Cover

£89,000 – £97,000 per annum

Interviews 4th December

Are you a strong and strategic leader, with outstanding stakeholder management skills and an astute understanding of the political environment and parliamentary process? Do you want to use Macmillan’s influence and profile as a thought leader to secure change for the 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK? We'd love to hear from you.

About the Role
Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for developing Macmillan’s influencing strategy for the coming years, making it suitable and relevant to the likely influencing landscape of the future and the future needs of people living with cancer. You will then drive Macmillan’s influencing work across the UK’s four nations through policy development, public affairs activity and campaigning, always ensuing that this is supported by sound evidence, is proportionate and targeted. You will lead a well-known and well-respected Policy, Campaigns and Influencing department of 40 through its next stage of development.

About you
You have substantial experience of working within a leadership role in a public affairs, policy or campaigning environment. You have a proven track record of building influencing strategies and experience of involving users of services in the development and implementation of policy work and campaigning. You have successfully delivered influencing work in the UK, which has resulted in change to policy or legislation.

About us
At Macmillan, we work to 'help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can’ from the point of diagnosis onwards by providing them with emotional, practical and financial support. We are one of the biggest charities in the UK and last year, we individually supported 1.9 out of 2.5 million people living with cancer. We continue to endeavour to reach those, as yet, unsupported communities and individuals.


Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society. 

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.

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Refreshed on: 21 November 2019
Closed date: 28 November 2019
Job ref: 7447
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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