Recruitment


Director of Policy (Maternity Cover)

Central London

Minimum 9 months

£40-£45K per annum pro rata

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), a small high-profile health charity, is seeking an exceptional candidate for a 9 month maternity cover. Applicants are invited with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are happy to consider secondments and job shares.

We are seeking a strategic individual who is an excellent project manager and strong communicator. The right candidate will be able to provide support to the existing staff team and oversee the delivery of some important projects. They will report directly to the Chief Executive and work closely with key stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity, in a varied and challenging role, to help lead the work of this highly successful charity. The UK is one of the world leaders in tobacco control policy but smoking remains the biggest cause of preventable death responsible for half the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. The post holder will take lead responsibility for work to support implementation of the Department of Health and Social Care’s 2017 Tobacco Control Plan for England. This will include overseeing the work of two existing successful coalitions; The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group and the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership.

The post holder will also support the development and implementation of a new communications strategy for ASH ensuring that we continue to have the impact we need with the media, politicians and health professionals.

To apply please provide your CV and a covering letter to phil.rimmer@ash.org.uk. In addition please produce a short briefing (500 words) on how you will hit the ground running in this post.

  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th January 2019
  • Interviews will be held in central London on Thursday 24th January
  • Start date: mid-March 2019
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