Head of Policy & Campaigns

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.  

The role

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

You will be responsible for our policy and campaigns teams, driving an integrated programme of advocacy with a growing budget. In this, you will be supported by our new strategic focus to build an evidence base to underpin our programme for change, led by another new role, the Head of Research and Evidence, with whom you will be working closely. 

About you

You will be a seasoned campaigner who has delivered effective public facing campaigns with a thorough understanding of how campaigns and policy work together to deliver demonstrable impact, ideally in healthcare. This role will interact with leaders in the NHS and elsewhere at the highest level and you will need to be a credible presence speaking to our agenda. 

The future

The 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, 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!


How to apply

Closing date: Thursday 9 December (9am)

To apply for this position, please email your up-to-date CV and supporting statement to Jobs@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. CVs will be assessed as and when submitted and interviews arranged as soon as possible, so early applications are encouraged.

Also, please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form

Alternatively, post your application to:

Human Resources
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
1 Bishops Square
AL10 9NE