Director of Policy & Influencing

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Salary: £83,423 per annum, increasing to £85,733 after 6 months and £88,017 after 12 months

Location: Hybrid working in London (minimum 4 days per month in the office)

Contract: Full-Time, 35 hours per week – you can choose to work over five days or a 9 day fortnight

Closing date: Monday 8th July 2024


About us

There has never been a greater need for Independent Age’s work.  More than two million older people are in poverty, with millions more living with precarious finances. At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people.  Our information and advice, grant-making, partnership activity, policy work, and campaigning increases the financial well-being of older people, enabling them to have greater choice and independence in wider areas of life.


About the role

As Director of Policy and Influencing, you will be responsible for ensuring robust, evidence based policy positions and the development and delivery of campaigns (including media and public affairs) to drive positive change for older people in financial hardship. You will lead our engagement work to raise our profile, grow our influence and increase our impact.

Having operated at a senior level, ideally as part of a Senior Leadership Team, you will be an inspiring leader with a demonstrable passion for our cause.  With a proven track record of successfully leading policy and influencing work that has resulted in positive change to policy or legislation, ideally in relation to older people or tackling financial hardship, you will have an astute understanding of the political environment.

For full details on the role and requirements, please review the job description and person specification below.  If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the criteria in the person specification but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply.


What it’s like to work at Independent Age:

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all (those contracted to work in the office usually attend a minimum of  1 day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are always happy to talk flexible working.

You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age here.


Application Process:

To apply, please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking the ‘Apply for this job’ button below (please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requirements and need support to apply in an alternative format).

To support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion our hiring managers use anonymous shortlisting. Therefore, please do not include your name, photo, or information to indicate your gender or age in your CV and supporting statement. Please do not omit dates of employment. Please ensure the title of any uploads does not contain your name.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follows Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and, if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. A Basic DBS Certificate will be required for this role.

Closing Date: Monday 8 July 2024

Interview Dates: Wednesday 17 July and Thursday 18 July 2024


Further details: View the Job Description here or download below


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