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Director of Policy and Communications

NFP People
Huddersfield (with some flexibility for home working)
£50000 - £50000 Per Annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2021
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Director of Policy and Communications

We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Communications professional to work at Director level in a strategic role for a national charity and membership association. An outstanding leader, you will develop and manage the internal and external communications strategy, leading on policy and media relations for the whole of the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your leadership skills working as part of a senior management team.

Position: Director of Policy and Communications

Location: Huddersfield (with some flexibility for home working)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: Circa 50k

Duration: Permanent

Benefits: Include 32 days paid holiday (rising to 34 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Private Medical Insurance, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns

Closing Date: Monday 15th March 2021

The Role

Successful candidates will have experience of working in a rapidly changing landscape and will be looking to further develop their skills in a strategic leadership and management role. As Director of Policy and Communications you will develop and manage external relationships with strategic Government contacts, policy advisors, wider membership and the media. You will provide clear leadership to the team, enabling and empowering them to deliver the team’s and the organisation’s objectives.

Role specific responsibilities include:


  • Develop and deliver effective policy and public affairs and media relations strategy

  • Develop and deliver effective internal and external communications relating to policy



  • Develop and manage internal communications strategy

  • Ensure effective communication of policy messages to the wider sector and media

  • Advise the Chief Executive and senior management team on regional and national developments, policies and strategies relating to the childcare sector; and relevant legislative and regulatory changes

  • Develop and deliver strategic campaigns and events

  • Working closely with the senior management team, identify new opportunities and support the development of bids and tenders to generate income


About You

As Director of Policy and Communications, you will be educated to degree level or equivalent. You will demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able to plan and deliver at a strategic level.

You will have experience of:


  • Working at leadership level within the public policy environment, operating at senior level to include Policy and public relations, managing a demand-led workload, budget management, team leadership and management

  • Working within a policy and public relations environment

  • Policy formulation and strategy development

  • Liaising with government bodies, politicians and other agencies

  • Developing and delivering communications strategies


In order to fulfil this role, you will have a driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.

About the Organisation

The organisation is a national charity and membership association predominantly for nurseries. They work in partnership with local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.

The organisation is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society.

You may have experience in areas such as Director, Membership, Membership Services, Income Generation, Policy, Policy Development, Bid, Communications, Public sector.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
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