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Head of Policy & Campaigns

Crohn's & Colitis UK
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum DOE
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Head of Policy & Campaigns


Hatfield, Hertfordshire (Office/Home-Based)


Closing date: Thursday 9 December 2021 (9am)


About Us


We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.


Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.


We’re now looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to become our next Head of Policy & Campaigns.


The role


- Starting salary of between £50,000 - £55,000 per annum depending on experience

- Permanent

- Full-Time

- Place of work: Flexible


This is an exciting new role at the charity to lead our advocacy work, challenging decision makers, policymakers and society as a whole, to recognise and accommodate the needs of all those affected by Crohn’s and Colitis, including those from seldom heard groups.


As the Head of Policy & Campaigns, you will be responsible for our policy and campaigns teams, driving an integrated programme of advocacy with a growing budget.


You will be supported by the  new role of Head of Research and Evidence who forms part of our new strategic focus to build an evidence base to underpin our programme for change.


About you


To be considered as the Head of Policy & Campaigns, you will need:


- To be a seasoned campaigner who has delivered effective public facing campaigns

- A thorough understanding of how campaigns and policy work together to deliver demonstrable impact, ideally in healthcare

- The ability to interact with leaders in the NHS and elsewhere at the highest level

- A credible presence speaking to our agenda


The future


Our charity is at a really exciting point. We are in excellent financial health and moving to a new strategy which will give you the chance to put a personal stamp on the actions we are taking to improve the quality of life for people with Crohn’s and Colitis.


Our location


We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire (45 minutes from Kings Cross station), so we are easily accessible by road and rail. But one thing we have learned from the pandemic, is that we are able to work very effectively from home. In this role, there is plenty of scope for doing that although there will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. It is possible therefore you could live almost anywhere in the country. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us – it may work!


So, if you’re looking to make an impact and advocate change as our Head of Policy & Campaigns, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


Other organisations may call this role Head of Charity Campaigns, Head of Public Policy, Head of Advocacy, Head of Public Engagement, or Head of Public Affairs.


Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of.

Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them.

We’re here to give those people affected by Crohn's and Colitis hope, comfort and confidence. To make sure their voices are heard and help them live freer, fuller lives. For whatever they need, whenever they need it, we’re here. And we’re not going anywhere until we’ve beaten Crohn’s and Colitis for good.

By working for Crohn’s & Colitis UK, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time in our development. We’re setting our new strategic direction and looking to expand our influence, reach more people and deliver significant growth in our income.

We are ambitious. We are compassionate. We are stronger together. 

Find Us
01727 830038
1 Bishops Square (Helios Court)
Hatfield Business Park
AL10 9NE
United Kingdom
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