Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns
In order to affect change on a global scale we are looking to recruit a Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns. This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity, to help deliver a goal, of a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
Position: Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns
Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”
Hours: Full-time (flexible working considered)
Contract: Permanent – Starting as soon as possible
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: Sunday 20 September 2020
The challenge of delivering better welfare on a global scale for millions of donkeys and mules is complex and ever changing. As Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, you will work closely with the Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns to lead on the strategic delivery of the charities global campaigns and advocacy aims.
You will design and implement strategies to influence decision-makers and build powerful partnerships for change, and will ensure advocacy and campaigns are collaborative and mutually supportive to influence key stakeholders, both internally and externally.
The Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns position is based in Sidmouth Devon; however flexible working arrangements for the right candidate will be considered. This post will require international travel.
Possessing previous experience in a strategic advocacy and campaigns leadership role, you will be a proactive and resourceful individual able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of the global advocacy and campaigns environment.
- Be able to assess trends and developments likely to affect advocacy and campaigns.
- Be able to work closely with other NGOs, partnerships and networks.
- Have experience of managing a small team.
- Possess a proven natural ability to engage and develop people.
- Be an expert communicator.
- Have solid experience of influencing the UN and its various agencies, governments and other influential stakeholders.
- Have experience of working internationally in a cross-departmental leadership position.
- Have experience of working with the media at a national and international level.
- Have a strong conceptual understanding of animal welfare and international development.
If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you!
You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. Constantly working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
The charity is a Disability Confident Employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
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