Director of Policy

Leonard Cheshire
Closing date: 21 July 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London Office - Vauxhall
You will lead and manage the implementation of Leonard Cheshire’s three-year Policy and Influencing Strategy.

About the Role

This is a key leadership role in our influencing team with an exciting global remit.

You will lead and manage the implementation of Leonard Cheshire’s three-year Policy and Influencing Strategy.  You will achieve this by supporting a policy and campaign position with a global perspective while also adapting it to domestic and national campaigns, in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations.  

You will support the Executive Director and work closely with the Global Advisor in driving significant positioning for Leonard Cheshire and ensure the organisation is an effective advocate for the inclusion of disability rights in mainstream initiatives. This is a key role that will contribute significantly to Leonard Cheshire’s strategic aim to be a leader in influencing and generating global momentum.

About You

You will have an extensive expertise in the human rights sector and experience at senior level in the UK policy and political environment, and how it interacts with the global scenario. You will bring proven experience in people management and team development. You will have a track record of leading work with local, national and regional networks and disabled people organisations as well as experience of influencing political structures including negotiating with decision-makers and lobbying.


With outstanding communication, influencing and interpersonal skills you will have the ability to create positive and sustainable internal and external relationships.  You will also be able to contribute to the wider strategy and corporate objectives of Leonard Cheshire and be able to think innovatively, creatively and respond positively to new opportunities. Lived experience of disability will be an advantage and leadership within disability activism would be highly desirable.


About Leonard Cheshire

We are Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. Through pioneering research and innovation, we are contributing to a fairer, more inclusive society that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part. Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia.

What we Offer

  • Fair and competitive pay rates
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates I think at this level this is completely included
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London Office - Vauxhall
Sector: Advocacy Campaigning Communications Consulting Effectiveness Innovation Leadership Management Monitoring, evaluation and learning Projects and programmes Research

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