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Reference: 92176

Date Added: 28 March 2024
Closing Date: 10 April 2024

Job Title: Director of Policy and Advocacy

Working For: Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming

Location: London

Salary: £60,945 full-time pro rata

Length of Contract: Permanent subject to funding

Job Details

Director of Policy and Advocacy is a senior leadership role within Sustain, working across a range of policy, project and campaign areas. We are seeking a strong leader, with management experience and a keen interest in promoting solutions to many of the biggest challenges currently facing us: climate change, restoration of nature, and achieving a healthy, fair, diverse and sustainable system for food and farming. Leadership includes senior oversight:

  • On ‘policy’, of the priorities, coherence and cross-fertilisation between our various projects and campaigns and the priorities identified by our alliance members, expert working parties and project/campaign leads.
  • On ‘advocacy’, of Sustain’s range of approaches to achieving change – e.g. campaigning, partnership working, standards-setting as well as soft influence, at national and local level.

The Sustain alliance – members and colleagues – represent a rich source of expertise and well-proven, viable solutions to many of the challenges that face us. These need to be supported and replicated at scale, with barriers to adoption removed. It is the job of the Sustain alliance to cultivate the movement, win the policies and other support for solutions, and accelerate the process of change.

As a Director, you will have a key role in supporting the development of new and fundable areas of work, as well as contributing to organisational strategy and decision-making for Sustain. You will also hold strong people leadership skills, as the role oversees key teams at Sustain with five direct reports, and will support the delivery of our organisational plan.

Sustain is a registered charity (number 1018643) and is seeking a professional, experienced, strategic Director of Policy and Advocacy with fantastic team-working, influencing and alliance-building skills, who shares our commitment to healthy, fair and sustainable food and farming.

Sustain is recruiting for this role as part of our Ethnicity Confident and Disability Confident schemes. Applicants who meet all the essential criteria, and who let us know voluntarily (via our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) that you would like to be considered in this way, will have an enhanced chance of gaining a first-stage interview.

Closing Date: 10 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Deadline: 10am.

First-stage interviews online, Thursday 18 April. Second-stage interviews in-person at the Sustain office in Cambridge Heath, London, Thursday 25 April. Please indicate in your application if you are not available either of these weeks.

Application Details

To apply, please email recruitment@sustainweb.org the following:

- a CV (maximum two pages)
- a covering letter telling us about your experience and how this relates to the personal specification (maximum two pages)
- a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (link via the URL below)

Please put Director of Policy and Advocacy in the subject line of your email along with your name.
Full details: https://www.sustainweb.org/jobs/mar24-director-policy-advocacy/ 

Website: http://www.sustainweb.org

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