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Director of Health Improvement and Influencing

Epilepsy Action
Yeadon, Leeds
£51,972 per annum
Closing date
16 Nov 2021
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We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary person for this exciting role with Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy charity.

We have created a brand new role and department that is at the heart of everything we do and we are looking for someone who would welcome the opportunity to establish a department and create a dynamic new team. You will be part of developing a new, ambitious strategy to move Epilepsy Action forward.

As the Director of Health Improvement and Influencing you will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and take responsibility for creating a department that will drive all our policy work, research, healthcare and medical knowledge and understanding.  You are likely to have a background in general healthcare or the NHS and be experienced in developing external partnerships and influencing the national health agenda through policy work and change campaigns.

Everything you do will enable us to support people with epilepsy and educate and help people understand more about epilepsy and the impact it has on peoples’ lives. 

In return we will offer you great flexible working conditions, a range of employee benefits including a contributory pension plan, which is available to you from the day you start and a commitment to develop your skills and provide necessary training.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and collaborative leader to be involved at the heart of Epilepsy Action.

For a full description of our requirements and information on how to apply visit, email or contact our recruitment department on 0113 210 8800.

Application is either by application form or CV and 2 page covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria specified in the job description.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 16th November 2021

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 29th November 2021

Job Ref: DHII1021

Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people.

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.  Please show how you meet the essential criteria in the supporting information section. 


Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, we offer assistance to people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and freephone and email helplines.

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