Head of Public Affairs

D013058
£56,500.00 Per Annum
South East England
England, South East England, South West England, Home Based
Permanent
Closing Date: December 06, 2021
Head of Public Affairs

Dimensions is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that are accredited by the Great Places To Work programme.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Quality and Compliance, the Head of Public affairs will build the public affairs profile of Dimensions Group and deliver social impact through public affairs, enabling direct political engagement for Dimensions Group, people with learning disabilities and autism and their families. 

The successful candidate will need to live in the South East or South West Region with the option of home-working. 

Interviews will take place on the 5th January via Microsoft teams.

About the role 

Key responsibilities include:

  • To develop and implement a Public Affairs strategy for Dimensions Group that will encompass the views of the organisation, the people we support, their friends and families 
  • Working with Dimensions marketing team to plan public affairs activities to deliver direct engagement, raise awareness of Dimensions in policy and public affairs arenas and to influence public policy.
  • Delivering public affairs campaigns: from local engagement for the people we support to positive national issues led public policy campaigns.
  • To develop and implement Dimensions Louder Voice Strategy for 2017-2020 
  • To lead, motivate and develop a small team

About you

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Extensive experience in public affairs
  • Experience of developing and implementing public affairs strategies
  • Sound analytical and fact-finding skills 
  • Knowledge and understanding of working in the third sector
  • Understanding of the external political environment and political developments in relation to the sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high levels of tact & diplomacy

Rewards

Dimensions are committed to developing skills and rewarding our staff. We offer:

  • A salary of £56,500 
  • Company car or car allowance (£4,000)
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

About us

As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge and complex needs, we are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.

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  • We welcome applications from everyone and from all nationalities and value diversity in our workforce.
  • As Disability Confident Leaders , we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy - Dimensions has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees
  • We welcome applications from people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds. 
  • We now have British Sign Language (BSL) translated videos for all of our recruitment communications.

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