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Website National Kidney Federation
We believe that kidney patients and their loved ones deserve to lead fulfilled lives with quality care and choice. We will support them on their journey no matter what path they will take.
Can you help us with promoting public and national awareness of kidney disease in the UK, to benefit all kidney patients? The National Kidney Federation (NKF) is a unique and independent UK charitable organisation that is run by kidney patients for kidney patients.
We are looking for an exceptional policy professional and self-starter to join as Policy and Public Affairs Manager to help shape and deliver an exciting programme of work. Working closely with the Chief Executive and others in the NKF, the successful candidate will advance ways for the NKF to play a critical role in tackling renal disease challenges. With significant experience in policy, this role will suit someone with entrepreneurial skills, interested in shaping the role of the NKF in policy and public life, and in enhancing the NKF’s work with regard to patient support and campaigning. About the role As a senior appointment, we want you to raise the scale, effectiveness and profile of our policy and public affairs work. You will be able to build on current policy activities, draw on the knowledge and expertise of our team, trustees and other professionals, and work in partnership, where appropriate, with our 50 Kidney Patient Association members.
You will have the opportunity to shape the programme of work, together with the CE, senior staff and trustees, and will lead its implementation. You will bring a track record of experience and proven effectiveness in policy and public affairs and a well-developed network in public policy. You will relish the opportunity to combine both strategic planning and hands-on delivery as part of a small, friendly, collaborative organisation. It is an organisation committed to promoting the understanding of kidney disease in policy, business, and public life.
It’s an exciting time to join the NKF, an ambitious five-year strategy was published in 2021. The NKF has a strong and growing reputation and profile, supportive members, trustees and a competent staff team. This is the first time the NKF has had a policy and public affairs role. We are looking for somebody who can get stuck into doing the work and have sufficient experience to think and act strategically and independently, without the need to lead large teams of people. It’s a job in which you can make a difference and leave a lasting legacy, for the NKF and for kidney patients.
Key areas of responsibility
To lead the NKF’s policy and public affairs activities, working with and reporting to the Chief Executive and also working closely with the Head of Marketing and Fundraising, and Communications and Marketing Officer. The post draws on shared administrative and communications support in the NKF; it does not currently lead a team of staff. The post is also part of the NKF’s senior management team.
Experience, skills, and qualities
The NKF has raised its profile within the renal community. The Head of Policy and Public Affairs will add to this by taking our policy work to the next level. We invite you to join us and make this happen!
Enquiries: Please direct any enquiries about the role to Andrea Brown, Chief Executive, NKF – email@example.com
To apply for this job please visit www.kidney.org.uk.
Please send a CV and covering letter, evidencing how you meet the requirements of the post to Donna Blizard, Office Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted and Interviews will be held as soon as possible.APPLY
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Organisation: National Kidney Federation
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (£43,000)
Closing date: 04 Mar 2024
Contract type: Permanent
Full-time/part-time: Either full-time or part-time
Remote working: Hybrid (2 days a week in our Nottinghamshire office)
We believe that kidney patients and their loved ones deserve to lead fulfilled lives with quality care and choice. We will support them on their journey no matter what path they will take.Visit website