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About the BDA
The BDA is the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We are the trade union, professional association and scientific society for dentists. Our work brings dentists together to represent their interests to Government and the NHS and to campaign for policy changes as well as providing support to our members through advice and education. We are looking for a Policy Officer to join our Policy and Research Team. Our office is in Central London and this role will eventually be based there, but for now we are working remotely.
About the role
The successful applicant will support the work of a number of the BDA’s policy-making committees and will assist in the development of policy in relation to general dental practitioners, NHS and private dentistry, and issues particularly affecting early career dentists.
You’ll have a desire to be involved in policy development and influencing policy change, and you will be interested in health policy.
You have a good undergraduate degree or demonstrable equivalent work experience. You’ll have a desire to learn about new issues and ideas and be able to grasp new concepts quickly.
You’ll be an excellent communicator, with the ability to express complex ideas and issues clearly and articulately in writing and speech. Your writing style will confidently adapt to different audiences and purposes, it will be accurate in content and grammar, and you will have a keen eye for detail.
You’ll be well organised, able to manage deadlines effectively and work accurately under pressure. You’ll be comfortable managing the workload coming from a number of different policy-making committees, ensuring that minutes and reports are produced in a timely fashion and implementing agreed actions. You’ll be able to anticipate upcoming work, plan your time appropriately, and ensure that arrangements are made for meetings in good time. You’ll need to work closely with committee’s elected officers, so you’ll have great interpersonal skills and the ability to build and manage professional relationships effectively.
About your team
We’re a team of policy and research professionals, who pride ourselves on our extensive collective knowledge of dentistry and the high-quality secretarial support we provide to our committees and elected officers. We work to improve the working lives of dentists and to support efforts to improve the oral health of the nation. We do this by gathering evidence and knowledge from our elected committees, research, and policy analysis, and we use this to influence, persuade and negotiate on pay, contracts, terms and conditions, and other policies that impact dentists and their patients. We seek policy change through direct engagement with decision and policy-makers, as well as by working with colleagues to influence wider stakeholders, politicians and the public.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are particularly keen to receive applications from ethnic minority applicants who are underrepresented in this part of the BDA.
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Flexible working
- Health Cash Plan
- An Employee Assistance Programme
- Healthy Lifestyle Subsidy
- 25 days annual leave, 4 BDA Days over Christmas and New Year and 8 Bank holiday
(pro-rated for part-time staff)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 1 July 2022
The BDA would like to thank all candidates in advance for completing their applications. Please note that our selection process normally takes place between one to two weeks from the closing date for the role. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we normally receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates that have not been contacted by our HR team should therefore assume that their application has been unsuccessful.
The BDA is an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People.
We are seeking a talented Policy Advisor to join our Research and Innovation Policy team.
As a Policy Advisor, you will develop and deliver high-quality evidenced policy advice, via a fast-moving mix of reports, workshops, events, briefings and responses to consultations. This includes leading the team’s policy-in-practice work and supporting our Research and Enterprise programmes.
You will work with some of the country’s best innovators, researchers and business leaders to ensure their experiences inform policy development so that the UK has a dynamic and thriving ecosystem for engineering R&D and innovation, while going the extra mile to build our public profile.
We can offer you excellent support and development and a chance to grow your own profile in the engineering and policy worlds, and to make a real contribution to delivering lasting change.
Who are we looking for?
You will have a keen interest in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and research, and be capable of building productive and respectful relationships with thought leaders. You must have strong analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills with a proven track record of delivering high-quality evidence-based policy work at pace. But your proactive approach, passion and determination to advance the UK’s performance in engineering innovation, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive organisation and the team are what will matter the most.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Who are we?
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.
Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?
We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.
This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.
The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:
- BUPA cash plan
- Private medical insurance
- Regular social activities
- Independent Financial Advice
- Generous holiday allowance
- Non-contributory pension scheme
- Health and wellbeing programmes
- Wellbeing days and office-wide Christmas leave
- Significant investment into your personal and professional development
Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.
For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.
Closing date: 30 June 2022.
First round interviews: 4 & 5 July 2022.
Second round interviews: w/c 11 July 2022.
Reporting to: Policy Advisor, Policy and Strategy Directorate
Location: London, Westminster) (we encourage flexible working and therefore do not require you to work from our office full time)
Closing date: Mon 11 July, at noon
Interviews: w/c 25 July
NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £104bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.
This policy officer role supports our work in influencing the national policy agenda on NHS funding levels, financial performance, payments systems, and contracting. This portfolio is one of the fastest-moving and highest profile areas of work in our organisation, and is relevant to a range of other health policy portfolios, including operational performance, workforce, and the service’s recovery from COVID-19.
The post holder will have the opportunity to work closely with directors of NHS trusts and foundation trusts, and with the senior management of NHS Providers. You will also have an opportunity to contribute to activity across all areas of NHS Providers including joint working with other policy officers, and with the communications and development and engagement directorates.
In a typical week you may be asked to write a briefing for trust leaders on a new piece of national guidance on finance and operational performance; collate member insights to comment at pace on a draft policy document from national bodies; brief the director of policy and strategy or chief executive on a policy issue before they meet a senior counterpart in Whitehall; work with colleagues to develop and deliver a roundtable event to gather member views; and undertake interviews with senior finance leaders across the membership.
A finances background is not essential but you should be comfortable working with numbers. You should ideally have an interest in economics, an appreciation of the policy implications of the portfolio, and the ability to analyse relevant technical information. The role will be of interest to all applicants who wish to broaden their experience of health policy, develop skills in research and data analysis, and to gain a better understanding of the NHS provider sector.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, yet dynamic team in Islington, London. Islington Giving is a coalition of local people and organisations, working together to raise funds, to support communities and projects, and to connect each other in Islington. We know that when we work together, we can create positive social impact.
In the fundraising and communications team, we are migrating to Salesforce later this year, a website refresh is underway, and we have recently secured some exciting new funding partnerships. Through our programmes, we are building on our resident-led approach, exploring even more ways to share power with our local community. As a result, the next few years promise to be pivotal in taking Islington Giving and the place-based giving movement even further.
This role is varied and interesting, and we are keen to receive applications from individuals with different levels of experience. This will mean the role can be shaped by the right candidate. There are lots of opportunities to test, learn and innovate at Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving.
Islington Giving’s growing fundraising programme involves inspiring the local community to support local projects. We engage trusts, foundations, local businesses, and residents. As a result, we have raised over £9m since 2010. We raised and distributed over £1.1m in 2020 alone, including through our Islington Giving Crisis Fund during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are seeking an individual with fundraising and communications experience (or similar roles) to create engaging stories, inspire new donors and engage existing supporters. So, if you
- have experience in fundraising and communications (or similar roles),
- thrive in small teams where you can work with colleagues on a variety of projects and campaigns,
- and are you passionate about addressing issues around poverty and inequality
you might be just the person we are looking for to join our small and ambitious team. Please do download the application pack and apply for this exciting role. We are also happy to chat with you about this role, if you’d like to ask any questions before applying.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury. It can affect anyone at any time. When it does, Headway is here to help.
Headway is the UK’s leading charity working to improve life after brain injury. We are passionate about helping people to rebuild their lives, relearn lost skills and regain a degree of independence.
We know that with the right help, at the right time, there can be life after brain injury.
We’re seeking a creative, inspiring communicator with the ability to think strategically and the passion to influence change.
You will lead our talented communications team in securing high-profile media coverage, creating engaging, emotive multi-media content, strengthening our award-winning range of information resources, and driving change on a political level.
You will have experience of working with traditional and digital media, have devised and run successful awareness campaigns, and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of providing the media with statements on demand.
You will also have excellent writing, editing and presentation skills.
This is a hands-on role in which you will be responsible for a small but highly-talented team who are passionate about raising awareness of brain injury.
If you are looking to challenge yourself in an exciting role within an organisation that is making a difference to the lives of thousands of people across the UK, we’d love to hear from you.
- Home working or office based (Nottingham)
- Closing date for applications: 15 July 2022
- Interviews: w/c 18 July 2022
- Salary: c.£60,000
Headway is an equal opportunities employer.
Registered Charity No 1025852.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Generous flexible working between office at 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ (near Borough Market) and working from home
In this role you will contribute to the development and delivery of UK wide policy work that reaches a range of audiences. You will support us in raising the awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by young wheelchair users and engage in opportunities to develop and change policy at the highest level.
Your main responsibilities will be to support the Associate Director of Engagement & Policy to ensure our policy work drives and influences change that improves the lives of wheelchair users. You will work effectively with external partners and colleagues to design and deliver policy reviews and ensure they are effectively monitored and evaluated to measure our impact.
The post holder will be an experienced Policy Officer. You will be passionate about supporting disabled children and their families to effect change. You will highly motivated and focussed with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Closing date - July 22nd
For more information and to apply please visit our website.
Funding Policy Manager
Location: Stratford, London (high flex - we would expect you to be in the office 1-2 days per week). Other flexible-working requests can also be considered if they meet business needs.
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 pa depending on experience + benefits
Contract Type / Hours: Permanent / Full time 35 hours per week (Part time hours considered)
Application Deadline: Friday 22nd July at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.
Are you a sharp-minded individual with knowledge or experience of research funding or funding policy implementation that can help us beat cancer?
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. CRUK's goal is to raise survival to 3 in 4 by 2034. Our Research Operations and Communications department is pivotal to ensuring we continue to fund and support a wealth of innovative, world-class scientists and cancer research that will make this a reality. CRUK has an important role in promoting a positive research environment which fosters world-class science and innovation. You can help shape and influence this by contributing to discussions, partnering with funders, sector bodies and research organisations and convening our research community on key issues to bring about change and foster positive research culture.
What will I be doing?
Some of the key duties include:
- Help drive the development of new or amended policy positions in emerging areas e.g equality, diversity and inclusion in research; research assessment; sustainability
- Provide research policy and governance expertise and advice throughout the funding process by:-- Engaging with other funding bodies and regulatory bodies to ensure that CRUK applies, and contributes to the development of, best practice research policies; and monitoring grantees' post-award compliance with grant conditions, including working with the Research Evaluation team and research institutions to monitor open access compliance.
- Working with other team members to develop, implement and monitor CRUK's funding policies and governance structures;
- Providing expert advice in relation to research policy and grant conditions queries, developing and maintaining strong relationships across teams;
- Keeping abreast of developments in the sector and communicate new developments as appropriate
- Responding to research policy and governance queries from a range of external stakeholders, including researchers, applicants, and university administration staff, to support the application submission procedure;
- Providing relevant insights to the Senior Policy & Governance Manager and Senior Research Grants Managers to inform operational processes;
- Driving the development of policy and governance improvements across overall funding process, ensuring consistency across the portfolio and suggesting solutions for any identified risks.
What skills are we looking for?
We're looking for a flexible and organised individual with experience working for a funding body or a recipient of grant funding with a focus on scientific research.
You will bring to the role:
- Influencing and negotiation skills to bring about change within an organisation
- Operational and organisational skills, ideally within a grant funding environment, with experience of developing and delivering project plans.
- Experience of drafting and implementing processes and policies
- Understands and supports the principles of CRUK's research objectives.
Application process: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form and answered all application questions. CVs are required for all applications; however they will not be reviewed until interview stage
What will I gain?
Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more.?We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever?possible.?Depending?on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles?you'll only be?required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.?You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your?work.??
Purpose of the role:
To help us in this work, Art Fund is seeking a Policy Manager. The role is responsible for focussing, driving and delivering Art Fund’s policy agenda in line with the five-year strategy to help effect change, taking a lead and advising the Director, Director of Programmes and Policy, Director of Communications and other senior staff on the organisation’s internal and external engagement with key issues affecting the UK’s museums and galleries, arts and heritage, and not-for-profit sectors, and actively developing relationships with key political figures and other relevant external stakeholders.
A member of the Programme team, reporting to the Director of Programme and Policy, you’ll work with colleagues across Art Fund and the wider sector to ensure our policy and advocacy work is as effective and valuable to the sector as our grant-making, and supports our new five-year strategic plan.
You’ll share the energy and commitment that Art Fund staff bring to their work, as well as a belief the importance of arts and culture.
- You will have an excellent track record working with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders.
- You will have experience of lobbying and advocacy at a national and regional level.
- You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build relationships with politicians, civil servants and your peers within the sector.
- You will be energetic and hard-working; a dedicated and imaginative self-starter with great political antennae, an eye for detail as well as the ability to see the big picture.
- You will have an active interest in the arts and museums.
About In Kind Direct
At In Kind Direct, we believe everyone deserves access to life's essentials and no usable product should go to waste. Since being founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996, £297m of products have been donated by 1,250 manufacturers and retailers. We’ve diverted 32,725 tonnes of stock from going to waste, helping 11,655 charitable organisations.
We provide a single contact point for companies to donate new consumer goods such as toiletries, cleaning and laundry products, clothes, toys and office supplies to the communities that need them. Working with big names including P&G, Essity, Kimberly-Clark, PZ Cussons, and Amazon; we are the only UK charity with the infrastructure able to deliver this service at scale. The overall impact is an efficient, practical solution which improves people’s lives, makes giving easy for companies, and unlocks vital resource into the voluntary sector.
Our network of thousands of charitable partners is a diverse mix of UK charities, community groups, food banks and schools. The majority of those we work with have an annual income below £100,000, working with either a handful of staff or run by volunteers. In 2021, we generated £27m in savings for our network.
Evolving our role:
We believe everyone deserves access to life’s essentials, when currently many people are facing the daily decision to heat, eat, or feel clean. 1 in 5 households* have had to forego an essential hygiene product simply because they could not afford it. In Kind Direct has always been a practical response to the widening gap in need in society. We are now investing in new research, systems and the staff team to amplify the insight of our charitable network, to enable companies, policymakers and funders to take informed action for change.
We are in the second year of an ambitious strategy to triple our impact by 2025. The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on those that were already struggling to get by, and the current cost of living crisis is set to plunge many more into poverty. At the start of 2020, In Kind Direct was reaching 175,000 people with the products they needed. We are on track to reach over 600,000 people every week by 2025 and unlock £45m in savings for our sector each year. We know these savings enable our network to deliver new services, reach more people, build stronger local partnerships, and ensure their own resilience. We are equally committed to reducing our environmental impact as we pursue growth and will be setting carbon reduction targets this year.
Join us in a newly created role, to help drive and shape our growth. You will develop and lead a coordinated policy and research approach that harnesses the collective voice of our network to challenge the systems in which we operate and achieve more for communities. This role sits within the Partnerships & Impact team, ensuring our impact, voice and financial health are aligned. It has line management and some budget responsibility.
There is a strong external focus to this role. You will develop relationships with key stakeholders, representing the charity in the policy environment. We believe this role would be great for someone with established policy knowledge looking to develop their expertise, with the autonomy to shape a new function in a small team.
Lead and manage our policy and research activities.
Produce compelling and accurate content for media, social media, communications and
fundraising to enhance our reputation, reach and profile.
Keep a watching brief on relevant areas such as poverty, the levelling-up agenda, and
the third sector, and share regular briefings with colleagues.
Develop, deliver and evaluate research with methodologies including polling,
interviewing, primary and secondary data analysis.
Develop relationships with key stakeholders, representing the charity in the policy
environment to grow our voice and visibility.
Work with colleagues and our network partners to ensure the experiences of their
communities are reflected and inform our partnerships, services and activities.
Provide evidence and insight to help shape our marketing, corporate, and network
Champion the development and delivery of our carbon reduction plans.
To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:
Experience delivering policy and research outputs to bring about tangible change.
Understanding of the UK political and policy environment and societal trends, especially
in areas such as poverty, the levelling-up agenda, and the third sector.
Experience in research design and evaluation with a firm understanding of qualitative
and quantitative research methods.
A strong track record of building links with key influencers from a wide range of
organisations, and across sectors.
Strong communication and influencing skills, comfortable speaking and presenting to
Analytical skill, able to distil datasets and concepts in engaging and concise terms.
Programme management skills, able to balance priorities and make decisions.
A natural curiosity, able to connect information and identify trends.
A collaborative working style, adaptable to different team styles.
Experience and understanding of social media is desirable.
Working at In Kind Direct
Our team receive excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including an interest free travel loan, volunteering days, 25 days holiday each year (plus public holidays) and 7% pension scheme entitlement.
We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to our values of kindness, togetherness, integrity and innovation. We are on an organisational journey to achieving our EDI vision and welcome any questions about our progress and aspirations. We especially welcome applications from anyone with lived experience of being on low income or working with smaller charitable organisations. We will meet all reasonable expenses and make reasonable adjustments for anyone invited to interview.
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV, a supporting statement and a completed Equality Monitoring Form which can also be found on our website
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) is part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). You will play a key role within the Policy and Partnerships team, which incorporates policy, communications, and engagement. The team works on a remote basis with the option to work from London Fire Brigade’s HQ in London. There will be a requirement to come to this office or other locations around the UK on a semi-regular basis for meetings and events.
The Policy and Partnerships Team within the PPRU work closely with technical fire safety and subject matter experts across wider teams of the PPRU to support and produce/co-produce policy advice, positions and content. Through the timely and clear production of evidence-based advice, our primary objective is to support national policy development, with the aim of improving the safety of the built environment.
What you will be doing
The successful candidate will report to the Policy Manager and be responsible for supporting the development of policy advice, positions, and responses to Government around the current landscape of fire and building safety reform resulting from the Grenfell Tower fire.
The post holder will be part of a team producing policy and communication products for UK FRSs across all areas of fire protection and building safety work. Responsibilities will include engagement with UK Fire and Rescue Services to ensure that policies and national positions under development enjoy the support of UK FRS and appropriately reflect UK FRS views.
In addition to working with policy and communications colleagues in the Policy and Partnerships team, you will also work with technical, service delivery, data, and governance colleagues in the PPRU, as well staff from other parts of NFCC.
The post holder may also be involved with the preparation of research reports, impact assessments, cost benefit analysis of policy options, equality impact assessments, and presentation of data where relevant.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for someone with strong writing and analysis skills, with the ability to synthesise large amounts of technical information and translate that into products that are easy for a non-technical audience to grasp. You will bring a positive approach to being part of a team; seeing challenges as a glass half full.
You will have experience in time management and managing multiple tasks at a time.
You will need experience of working in a fast-paced and political environment and of handling high profile issues.
What you can expect
We are people centred and focus on creating a positive and engaging working environment. Wellbeing, reward, recognition and personal development are not just words we talk about, we put them into action daily.
If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that makes you excited; contact us to apply. Send your CV with a supporting covering letter telling us why this job is for you.
Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July 2022. Interviews will include some standard competency based questions and will be accompanied by a written exercise.
*Please note that applicants will be reviewed (and interviews arranged) from 4th July onwards, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the role*
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Every day in the UK, 13 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth.
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity and exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.
This role plays a pivotal part in planning and delivering marketing and communications activities to key audiences, such as supporters, volunteers, journalists, ambassadors and staff. Integrated marketing campaigns are integral to Sands’ growth and are key to driving brand awareness, reach, engagement, income growth and social change.
The duties of the role include writing, editing, co-ordinating and publishing content across various channels, including Sands’ website, social media, email, and print and online marketing materials. You will need to work closely with other internal teams to plan and implement communications and marketing campaigns to drive awareness or income, while progressively improving organisational understanding of what works for different audiences.
You will also support the Marketing & Campaigns Manager in the delivery of our major integrated campaigns and appeals, and work closely with other members of the Engagement team to support all communications aims and outcomes.
An excellent communicator and team player, you will have a sound knowledge and experience of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and related platforms. With paid online marketing experience (e.g. in PPC or Social Media), comfortable using digital tools (e.g. Google Analytics) and be able to write engaging copy with good editorial skills.
This role will specialise in leading marketing and communications support of the Research, Education and Policy department, which covers a range of work including our work to save babies’ lives, training and education, and influencing policy through campaigning and advocacy.
The role will also work across a variety of other teams, projects, campaigns and activities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Policy and Communications Lead will own and lead all communications on behalf of User Voice, working collaboratively with our volunteers and staff teams to raise awareness of what we do.
The post holder will work collaboratively with senior leadership and our staff teams to enable User Voice to become more visible, influential and responsive in the way we communicate with stakeholders internally and externally. They will also proactively influence policy within the criminal justice system by being a conduit between User Voice research and consultation reports and key decision makers and policy forums.
Adaptability and resilience are key personal qualities for this role, the Policy and Communications Lead must be capable of flexing to a rapidly changing environment.
- Lead our regional and national campaigns and raise awareness of the User Voice brand.
- Manage content and performance on websites and social media platforms
- Design marketing and presentation templates, including quantitative and qualitative reports, brochures, letters, emails, posters, social media platforms and websites, according to brand guidelines
- Manage the internal newsletter content and use the staff intranet to disseminate appropriate information.
- Promote good news stories and successes both within the organisation and outside of it
- In collaboration with our staff teams, organise and deliver seminars and co-production events, including researching and producing written materials, presentations, guides, and facilitating training sessions.
- Attend User Voice Service User and Prison Councils, Council Elections and Council Events to communicate these externally.
- Work closely with our research team in gathering and collating service user insight, supporting the delivery of service user consultations, carrying out event evaluations, and obtaining service provider and stakeholder feedback for offline and online communications.
- Creatively write, report and promote the insights and findings from the research
- Support the management of stakeholder relationships with key decision makers in the criminal justice system, attending and / or organizing briefing sessions, meet and greets, and co-production events.
- Write press releases relating to changes and developments in policy agendas based on the authentic voice of service users.
- Measure, analyse and report on all campaign performances.
- Recruit and induct interns and volunteers and supervise their work.
- Pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role.
- Fix things that you can see need fixing.
- Identify problems and find solutions.
- Carrying out tasks with due regard to User Voice policies practices and procedures, including health and safety, equality and diversity, and safeguarding.
- A strong communications professional with minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role
- Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant field
- Experience of writing creative and visually appealing reports and reporting impact in creative ways
- Experience of designing and delivering content across a range of media channels
- Experience of managing a variety of internal and external stakeholders
- Experience in contributing to influential meetings, briefing sessions, or public events
- Excellent IT skills, including: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Creative Suite, social media, websites, and extensive experience of using a range of software packages to enhance internal and external communications.
- Experience of measuring effectiveness, monitoring compliance, and promoting best practice
- Confident and articulate presenter
- Experience of CMS platforms, preferably WordPress
- Familiar with analytics platforms, preferably Google Analytics
- Skills in PR sphere, with ability to clearly communicate impact
- Experience in charity sector, especially in delivering presentations and productive networking at events.
- Experience of working with people with lived experience of prison and probation
- Experience of working with and / or managing interns and volunteers
- Knowledge of GDPR compliance and how this impacts on information management systems in the charity sector.
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system
- A demonstrable understanding of how user involvement impacts on the way services are provided
- A keen interest in policy and the ability to report on it in ways that will meet the needs of a variety of different audiences
Equality and diversity
User Voice welcomes applications from ex-offenders and from all sections of the community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.
Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks
This post is subject to a standard criminal record disclosure check via the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) processes. The purpose of the check is to ensure that the nature of the applicant’s criminal record, considered alongside evidence of the applicant’s rehabilitation, does not indicate that his or her employment in this role would put current service users at risk.
For further information and to apply, please complete the application form and submit it with your CV to recruitment @ uservoice . org
Please do not delay in applying as we will interview as and when a suitable candidate applies and have the right to close the application process early.
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 9 June 2022
Download the application form on our website.
Download the job description on our website.
Please download and complete an Equality and Diversity form and submit it with your application.
£61,000 per annum
Part home/Part office (London) based
UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as the Head of Strategic Communications.
As the Head of Strategic Communications, you have a multifaceted role. You are a lead force in ensuring the organistion’s external voice is not only is coherent, but integrated, optimised and unified. Alongside that, your leadership ensures our newly formed Public Engagement directorate focuses on the right activities in the right way to meet our objectives.
We are looking for an experienced strategic communications planner, who loves to collaborate with high performing teams, to deliver an extraordinary provision in strategic communications to both the organisation and within the Public Engagement directorate
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 4 July 2022.
Interview date: Thursday, 21 July 2022 via video conferencing (MS Teams).
We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home. We are happy to discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.
UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.
We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.
If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact the Supporter Care line during office hours.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.
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ShareAction and the global system of finance
The global investment system has an outsized impact on many of the critical challenges of our day. Through their investment decisions and stewardship of companies, investors that choose to can help achieve a transition to a more sustainable, healthier and fairer way of living – this is known as responsible investment.
ShareAction is well established as a leading player in the global field of responsible investment. Our vision is a financial system that serves our planet and its people. Our mission is to define the highest standards of responsible investment and to drive those standards until they are adopted across the world.
Public policy and financial regulation are critical to the outcomes we seek.
ShareAction’s policy team, based in London and Brussels, has played an influential role in shaping UK and European sustainable finance policy development over the last decade. This is an exciting time for the team, which is currently growing from six members to eight. The team is responsible for driving forward ShareAction’s distinctive public interest agenda through successfully managing relationships in the UK and the EU with senior financial policy-makers and their officials, politicians of all parties, financial supervisors and regulators, and other significant players in the policy-making eco-system.
The Director of Policy is responsible for setting and delivering ShareAction’s agenda on public policy advocacy. Working closely with the Head of UK Policy and the Head of EU Policy, the Director identifies opportunities, plans work and ensures the successful delivery of the policy team’s strategy.
The Director of Policy is a member of ShareAction’s leadership team and works with senior colleagues to set organisational strategy, identify and mitigate risks, and ensure cohesion and morale across ShareAction. The Director of Policy takes a leading role in fundraising for policy-related work.
What you’ll do:
- You’ll develop and ensure the successful implementation of ShareAction’s long-term strategy for public policy advocacy
- You will represent ShareAction publicly and in meetings with senior decision makers in the policy arena
- You will be leading and motivating a growing team of policy experts and advocates, enabling them to thrive in their work and careers
- You will be working with the Chief Executive and others on ShareAction’s leadership team to ensure the overall success of the organisation
- You will secure the resources needed to sustain and grow ShareAction’s policy team, maintaining strong relationships with funders and donors
What you’ll bring to the team
- Strong commitment to ShareAction’s vision of a financial system that serves our planet and its people and our core values (courage, persistence and independence)
- Significant experience of policy-making or successful policy advocacy in a UK and/or EU context
- A good understanding of regulation and of how laws and regulations are written and applied by commercial actors
- Strong managerial and project management skills
- Confident in communicating with senior leaders and in public
- Experience of serving on a senior leadership team or evidence to show you are ready for this step in your career
- Experience of fundraising
- Expertise in responsible investment and ESG practice
- Knowledge of financial regulation and law
What we will do for you
Working with ShareAction in this senior role will offer you the opportunity to achieve significant personal impact in one of the most respected and exciting organisations in the responsible investment space. ShareAction seeks to offer all its employees an exceptional working experience with opportunities to develop existing and new skills, applying them in ways that help change the world for the better. You will be challenged but also supported very actively to succeed within a friendly, high-performing and highly motivated team.
For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 11th July 2022.
First-stage interviews: Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th July 2022.
There will be three rounds of interviews.
ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen) and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and so if you are not 100 per cent sure that you meet all the requirements but believe you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and use the application questions to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.
We also actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs, and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available, such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Bermondsey and a short walk from London Bridge underground and national rail. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff as we continue to face the Covid-19 pandemic, with office space available in London for those who wish to use it.
Please note that to be considered for this post, you must be legally eligible to work in the UK. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to hire anyone that isn’t already living in the UK. Due to our size, we are unable to sponsor visas.
High Trees was born of the local community 23 years ago, through collective community action to save the old library based in Tulse Hill, turning it into a Community Development Trust. Today, High Trees has grown significantly and is a trusted community charity in Lambeth, delivering and leading on a range of integrated services to connect people and communities to strengthen skills and build stronger voices.
High Trees’ Communications Officer sits at the heart of our team, allowing us to reach new users, communicate our offer to the local community and demonstrate our impact to our funders and other key stakeholders. As a Communications Officer, you will sit within the Partnerships and Development team, coordinating our communications by creating and editing content and working closely with each service team to engage our different audiences. Responsible for implementing our comms plans, and being ambitious about the quality and potential reach of our work this is one of the key roles that allows us to communicate who we are, why we do the work we do and the impact it has.
Reporting to the Partnerships and Development Manager, your role will include ensuring the publication of new content to the highest quality standard. You will update and maintain our website on WordPress, grow our social media reach, and design engaging multimedia material that highlight our work and community. You will build relationships with each of our teams, assessing their needs and creating top-quality content for all our channels.
Your strengths will include an instinctively ability to modify tone and content for different audiences while keeping within the High Trees voice and our brand guidlines, the ability to design flyers, reports and other media, the ability to update our website content using WordPress, familiarity with all social media channels and an excellent attention to detail and the ability to proofread flawlessly.
You will have at least 1 years’ experience (perhaps significantly more) working in communications, perhaps in the VCS sector. You will have experience maintaining websites, developing materials for print and online distribution and creating a variety of written materials for different audiences.
If this sounds like you, please refer to our Job Pack below for more details on how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.