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Dementia Carers Count
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£50,000 circa per year
Are you an experienced policy and campaigns professional, pushing boundaries through innovative campaigning that ‘gets onto the agenda'
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Remote
£50,000 circa per year
Permanent, Part-time, 28 hours worked over 4 days a week
This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!
Job description

Head of Policy and Campaigns

Reporting to:  Director of Communications and Marketing

Direct Reports: None at present

Location: Remote/Flexible, but must be able to travel in the UK (including to London) from time to time as required

Hours of work: 4 days per week. Dementia Carers Count is a flexible employer and will consider flexible working patterns around agreed core hours.

Benefits: 25 days holidays incl. Bank Holidays (Pro rata), Workplace company Pension and Group Life Assurance, Flexible working

Person Specification Head of Policy and Campaigns

The Head of Policy and Campaigns is a new, senior role at Dementia Carers Count. It represents a vital opportunity to drive forward DCC’s position as an expert in the field of family dementia care. We are seeking an experienced and ambitious individual, who is looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to build and grow an exciting part of the organisation.

DCC’s vision is to nurture a generation of family dementia carers to feel confident, supported and heard. This includes campaigning to increase awareness about the challenges that family carers face; with government, the general public and the third sector.

The Head of Policy and Campaigns will lead on DCC’s overall organisational positioning within the sector, influencing, and campaigning themes for DCC as part of the organisation’s strategy.

The Head of Policy and Campaigns will play a central part in building and maintaining DCC’s reputation for excellence and expertise. The role will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing, as well as sitting alongside DCC’s Service Delivery team.

Job description

  • Developing policy and positioning for DCC on appropriate themes and related to government policy, public attitudes, and profile within the third sector
  • Setting the direction for proactive campaigns for DCC, developing these into marketing campaigns where relevant, together with the communications and marketing team
  • Enabling the organisation to respond reactively to public policy announcements and the news agenda
  • Seeking opportunities to give DCC a platform for engagement and influence, to increase DCC’S reach and impact
  • Representing DCC as part of the above opportunities, for example leading presentations or speaking at public panel events
  • Effective influencing through external collaborations and partnerships, building relationships with key individuals across varying sectors and organisations
  • Working closely with DCC’s Service Delivery and Income Generation teams to provide a holistic view and pull together all elements of external engagement
  • Engagement with DCC’s Carers Advisory Panel, to ensure that the carer’s perspective is included in all our work

About you

We are looking for an experienced policy and campaigns professional, able to push the boundaries through innovative campaigning that ‘gets onto the agenda’. We are a small charity with big ambitions, and we’d like yours to match. You will feel an affinity with the 700,000 families in the UK who are living with dementia and have a passion for their cause. You will have deep understanding of the political landscape, with knowledge and experience of campaigning and influencing at all levels, to drive real change. You will be adept at working with senior stakeholders and partner organisations and understanding how their priorities align with DCC’s.

Ideally you will have some knowledge or experience of dementia and/or the healthcare landscape, though this is not essential.

CV's and covering letter to be emailed 

Deadline 23 December 2021

Head of Policy and Campaigns

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About Dementia Carers Count:

Dementia Carers Count (DCC) is a national charity dedicated to the 700,000 family membe... Read more

Posted on: 23 November 2021
Closing date: 23 December 2021
Tags: Policy/Research,Marketing

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