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Reference: 71407

Date Added: 7 June 2019
Closing Date: 1 July 2019

Job Title: Head of Policy & External Affairs (HPEA01)

Working For: New Philanthropy Capital

Location: London

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience

Job Details

About NPC

NPC is the leading, independent think tank and consultancy for the UK social sector, working with charities, philanthropic funders and policymakers to achieve the greatest possible social impact for the people, places and causes that need it.

Our think tank work provides thought leadership for the sector and brings people and organisations together to tackle the social problems facing us in 21st Century Britain. We identify issues preventing the sector from achieving its potential, explore ways to overcome them and create and convene coalitions for change in the process. We are currently working on projects including: the state of the social sector; accessibility, diversity, equality and inclusion; criminal justice; ‘place’ as a unit of social change; the need for cross-sectoral collaboration; and the potential for digital transformation in social change.

About the role

The Head of Policy & External Affairs has overall responsibility for NPC’s programme of policy and external affairs work. This includes:

  • Policy & External Affairs. Work with the CEO to lead, develop and deliver NPC’s programme of policy and external affairs work, so that it helps NPC achieve its objectives and consolidate our positions as the leading, independent think tank for the social sector.
  • Thought Leadership. Develop and deliver new projects and programmes that further NPC’s objectives, including shaping content, building relationships, raising funding and developing advocacy and communications angles. At present, this includes a strong focus on the Place agenda.
  • Team Leadership. Work with the Head of Communications to develop a Think Tank & External Affairs team strategy, ensuring a prioritisation of outputs that reflects NPC's priorities. The post holder will also be a member of the Senior Management Team.

You will have experience of working in a relevant environment, developing policy or strategy with an interest/working knowledge of politics, parliament, central government, local and devolved government and experience of securing funding to support think tank activities.

Based in London. We are open to applicants who wish to work on a full-time or part-time basis, at least 30 hours per week.

Closing Date: 1 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place weeks commencing 8 July and 15 July.

Application Details

To apply, please send:

  • a cover letter (no longer than one side) that highlights the top 6 attributes that you believe that you would bring to this role.
  • your CV
  • a completed equal opportunities form

to recruitment@thinknpc.org before the deadline of 12 noon on the closing date. Please include the job reference in the subject of your email along with where you saw the job advertisement. Your cover letter will be used in the initial screening of your application.

Please visit our website for further information and to download a copy of the job description and equal opportunities form.

Website: http://www.thinknpc.org/

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