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Head of Policy, Campaigns & Mobilisation

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK is looking for an exceptional Head of Policy, Campaigns & Mobilisation who will provide inspirational leadership to their teams and the charity so we can influence the external environment through effective policy development and insight, national influencing campaigns, public affairs activity and the involvement and mobilisation of people affected by diabetes in the issues that matter most to them.  

Interview Date: week commencing 8th April 2019

Role Responsibility

Working closely with senior colleagues and teams across the charity, the Head of Policy, Campaigns & Mobilisation will manage a high-performing team to deliver policy development, public affairs activity and influence campaigns that have real impact. 

The Head of Policy, Campaigns & Mobilisation ensuring we respond effectively to the needs of people with or at risk of diabetes and to the external environment. 

The Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for someone who has significant policy development experience, coupled with a grounding in developing effective influencing strategies and a passion for engaging and involving people affected by diabetes in achieving change.

You’ll be confident in leading a team that covers multiple disciplines, providing guidance, oversight and support to develop and meet ambitious outcomes. As an effective communicator, you’ll be able to synthesise complex information for a range of audiences, as well as develop and maintain strong relationships with senior stakeholders both internally and externally.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.7 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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