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We are currently hiring for two positions:

  • Director of Campaigns and Communications
  • Dignity in Dying Board Member (Voluntary position)

 


 

Director of Campaigns and Communications

 
As an experienced campaigns and communications professional, with responsibility for media, parliamentary and stakeholder relations, you will provide strategic leadership that mobilises support for the organisation’s campaign both inside and outside of Westminster.

On a day to day basis you will manage a team of three campaigns and communications professionals; liaise with outside consultants and consultancies; coordinate Dignity in Dying’s stakeholder groups (disabled activists, healthcare professionals and inter-faith leaders); identify proactive and reactive opportunities to promote the campaign and achieve change; oversee messaging and corporate communications; monitor and manage risks to the organisation; and represent Dignity in Dying in the media and in meetings with parliamentarians, stakeholders and supporters.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of leading in the effective design and delivery of creative, ambitious and impactful campaigns. It is also important that you are a highly skilled and persuasive communicator, comfortable speaking both to the media and parliamentarians.

For more information about the role, please download the job description below.

Deadline: 9am, Monday 2 March 2015

There will be a two-stage interview process for this position, with first interviews taking place on Thursday 12 March. A second interview will only be offered to successful candidates chosen after the first interview and the date will be agreed with the shortlisted candidates.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

To apply please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form Laura McCaffrey, HR & Governance Officer, laura.mccaffrey@dignityindying.org.uk.

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Dignity in Dying Board Member (Voluntary position)

 
So that no-one suffers needlessly and against their wishes in the final days or weeks of their life, Dignity in Dying campaigns for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life. We advocate providing terminally ill adults with the choice of an assisted death, within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to good quality end-of-life care.

In recent years Dignity in Dying’s campaign has increased in prominence, regularly securing national media coverage, and has moved up the public policy agenda. With an Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament, this is an exciting opportunity to volunteer on the Board for a high profile national campaign – a campaign that deals with one of the most important social, ethical and progressive issues of our time.

To complement the existing skills and experience on the Board, we are particularly looking for people with experience in communications and media and/or parliamentary campaigning/lobbying.

In addition to relevant skills and experience, Board members will be Dignity in Dying members, must share our organisational goals to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent people, and have the skills and ability to support the Executive of Dignity in Dying to achieve our strategic objectives. We welcome applications from all sections of society and we would particularly welcome applications from women and people from ethnic communities.

Candidates must demonstrate that they can fulfil the requirements of the Person Specification, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview for this purpose.

Person Specification for Board Members

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Dignity in Dying, its mission, vision and values
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Excellent communicator, negotiator and influencer
  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the organisation
  • Cultural sensitivity, and practiced at putting a commitment to equality and diversity into action
  • Good judgement

Experience

  • Successful track record of achievement through a career and/or voluntary work
  • Previous experience as a non-Executive Director or Trustee

Knowledge and skills

Good understanding of governance issues and the ability to demonstrate understanding of the Board member role from a non-executive perspective.

It would also be highly desirable if candidates had experience of: –

  • Working within a not-for-profit context
  • Engaging as a campaigner and/or as a policy advocate on issues relevant to Dignity in Dying’s mission and strategic objectives

For more information about the role and how to apply, please download the Recruitment Pack below. The application deadline is Monday 2 March 2015.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the HR and Governance Officer, Laura McCaffrey: laura.mccaffrey@dignityindying.org.uk.

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