Permanent

Associate Director Communications, Campaigns and Advocacy

We’re looking for an inspirational leader to head up our advocacy and public affairs activities as we Fix The Digital Divide,

Job details

Location

Combination of home and office working, UK - Our office is based in Sheffield.

Salary

£55,000 - £65,000 depending on experience

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week

Contract

Permanent

Closing date

09/10/2022

About us

Good Things Foundation operates in the UK and Australia. We believe in a world where everyone can benefit from digital and our new strategy has one mission: to Fix The Digital Divide – for Good. We’re making that a reality by creating a national infrastructure for digital inclusion and delivering change on a large scale.

Since 2010 we have worked with partners across the globe and helped over 4 million people improve their lives using digital, including helping them get jobs and improve their health and wellbeing.

About the role

We’re looking for an inspirational leader to head up our advocacy and public affairs activities as we Fix The Digital Divide, through a new role of Associate Director Communications, Campaigns and Advocacy.

In May, we launched a new strategy: Let’s Fix the Digital Divide – for Good. Working with high profile national partners including Virgin Media O2, we’ll be delivering an ambitious and exciting programme of advocacy to drive action and investment in digital inclusion across the UK, supporting our goal to help 1 million people benefit from the digital world by the end of 2025.

With a wide range of stakeholders, key partner relationships, and Government – and against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges for the country – we need to maintain a high profile and speak with a clear and compelling voice. This new role, part of the Senior Management Team, will lead Good Things Foundation’s programme of advocacy and public affairs, taking our voice to the highest levels and playing a leading role in digital inclusion on the national stage.

We are looking for an individual with outstanding communications skills who can make a personal impact through public speaking, thought leadership and blogging; contribute strongly to our stewardship of key partner relationships; work authoritatively with specialists, stakeholders and the Good Things team to develop and implement hard hitting campaigns; and can elevate advocacy and public affairs within the organisation.

Are you that person? You’ll have the opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic and impactful charities in the UK, lead our amazing and committed delivery team, and change people’s lives for the better.

See the job description below for full details.

How to apply

Please return your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@goodthingsfoundation.org by midnight on the 9th October 2022.

First interviews will be held week commencing 10th October 2022 with second and final interviews on either the 18th or 20th of October 2022.

We would also be grateful if you would complete our EDI Form to help us monitor our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Information can be made available in other formats (for example, large print), so please contact us if you need to discuss what alternative format would be accessible for you.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of two satisfactory references
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • Finance check