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As the UK draws ever closer to leaving the European Union, it is important that the views of voluntary organisations and the volunteering community are represented and heard by government. We are seeking an individual with solid experience of influencing government and policy development for this pivotal position within our External Relations Unit.

In this role, you lead our work with NCVO’s members to identify issues that emerge from the UK’s decision to leave the EU. You work with our policy team to develop policy positions relating to the voluntary sector’s interests and lead our influencing work around ‘Brexit’, working with members and external stakeholders in government.

You are an excellent communicator and have the required research skills and knowledge to develop policy from research and stakeholder engagement.  You are confident in engaging, influencing and building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including those at senior level. With excellent project management skills, you work well both on your own initiative and as part of a wider team.

About NCVO

Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.

This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society – especially in times of challenge and change.

That’s why, inspired and empowered by our 13,000 members, NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave and the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year and 5 days volunteering leave, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities.

We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern building, overlooking Regent’s canal. 

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 10:00am on Friday 8th June 2018