Fixed-term (12 months)
NCVO is changing. Under the leadership of our new CEO, and with a strategic review about to start, we are building an agenda for the future so we can lead the voluntary sector and volunteering, through the next decade. In a fast-changing world, we think that charities and volunteering will be more important than ever.
As Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, you will play a key role in driving change at NCVO over the coming year. As part of our Senior Management Team you will take lead responsibility at NCVO for shaping the external environment for charities and volunteering, as well as contributing to the leadership of NCVO more broadly.
You are lead director for volunteering practice and development, supported by volunteer management expertise across the organisation. You will draw upon sector-leading research, combined with the knowledge and experience of over 14,500 members, to help you identify trends and emerging issues for policy and practice. Under your direction, our policy and communications teams will set out the issues facing charities and the volunteering community, identifying solutions and influencing external stakeholders. In this high-profile public facing role, you will be an outstanding advocate for charities and volunteering.
In a period of deep and extensive change in our country, you will also help NCVO to change as we undertake our own strategic review. You are comfortable with change, and able to engage with stakeholders at all levels, and from all backgrounds. We are already midway through our own digital transformation, so you will already work with digital tools and communications. We’re changing how we work in other ways too, and you’ll bring a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as a collaborative approach that sees NCVO as part of a wider network for change.
NCVO’s strategic review is the start of what is likely to be a period of change for us, potentially including changes to our leadership team, so this post is being offered as a fixed-term contract to cover the review period.
NCVO is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented in NCVO. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
How to apply
Please visit our website for more information and to complete the application form.
Closing date: 10am Tuesday 3 September 2019
Interviews: Friday 13 September 2019
Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.
This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society – especially in times of challenge and change.
That’s why, inspired and empowered by our 14,000 members, NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.
NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922
Benefits for NCVO employees
NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal.