Head of Influencing, Campaigns & Public Affairs

Leonard Cheshire
Closing date: 21 July 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Vauxhall
A rewarding career opportunity and meaningful work in an environment that encourages you to learn, grow and realise your potential while changing lives.


Full time

Reference: 03915

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 Policy, Influencing and Research Strategy 2019-2022 by developing successful policy and campaign positioning with a global perspective while also adapting it to domestic and national levels, in partnership with national DPOs.  

You will keep abreast of the latest debates in the sector and explore new opportunities that enable Leonard Cheshire to be the partner of choice at both a global and national level. 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 bring significant experience of leading, motivating and developing an Influencing, Campaigns and Public Affairs Team within a large and complex organisation and of working with DPOs, NGOs and other civil society organisations.

You will have experience of leading high-profile policy and influencing objectives, along with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful influencing strategies. You will have a comprehensive knowledge and proven experience of influencing International and National (UK wide) political structures. You will also have a well-developed understanding of current global and UK disability issues.

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 building 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
  • 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 and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.

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.

Closing date: Sunday 21 July 2019

Region: London and the southeast
Location: Vauxhall
Sector: Campaigning Communications Leadership

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