London, Greater London
Circa £55,000 per annum (pro rata)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Prospectus is delighted to be supporting a national children’s charity to recruit for an Interim Head of Policy and Public Affairs on a 9-12 month contract. This is a newly created position that could potentially lead to a permanent role. The charity focus is on using the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for children and for their families.


The Interim Head of Policy and Public Affairs will help the charity to understand the context and key trends in policy, current affairs and other sectors and organisations that impact and influence their work. You will identify key stakeholders and partnerships and work with the SMT and Heads of Marketing & Communications and Insight & Impact to develop an engagement strategy across policy, advocacy, campaigns, media, research, and government relations. By the end of the contract the charity will have a policy and public affairs strategy that identifies key policy areas; a stakeholder engagement strategy and an implementation plan that identifies key objectives, milestones and the resource required for a thriving and respected policy function.

The successful candidate will have the experience, expertise, and resilience to shape and establish this new function in a small, highly ambitious and therefore very busy charity. You’ll have the passion and drive to achieve the objectives in a fairly short time frame, with the self-awareness and emotional intelligence to achieve this in consultation and collaboration with other key members of the team. Knowledge of the UK child health sector, NHS and children’s rights would be a benefit.


Please apply with your CV only in the first instance (in Microsoft Word format). We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis therefore we would encourage applications ASAP. Following your application you may be contacted by Prospectus for an informal discussion and may be asked to provide further information to assist with the recruitment process.


As a specialist Recruitment Practice we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.     


Please note, due to high volumes of interest in vacancies it may not be possible to answer all individual queries on positions prior to an application or registration.


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Posted on: 10 June 2021
Closing date: 28 June 2021
Job ref: hq00178733
Tags: Policy/Research, Senior Management
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