Alzheimer’s Society seeks Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns

Alzheimer’s Society  London, England, United Kingdom 1 Jul 2018

Job Description

Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns

  • Reference number:  VAC15298
  • Office Location:        43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE
  • Area role covers:      England
  • Interview date:         Thursday 2nd August

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

This role will play a strategic leadership role in the Society’s aspiration to improve the lives of people living with and affected by dementia as set out in its New Deal on Dementia five-year strategy. It will be at the forefront, strategically leading a team to deliver a first class and dynamic public affairs and campaigns function.

This role will ensure we champion and maintain the prominent position of dementia on the public and political agenda across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This role will ensure effective engagement with; people affected by dementia, national and local government, policy makers and opinion formers, as well as the wider society in a social movement for change.

About you

You will have significant experience of developing and leading effective influencing strategies in a senior role for a large and complex organisation, whilst managing a multi-disciplinary team that is geographically dispersed.

You will have knowledge of the political, health and social care landscape and empathy for the rights and aspirations of people living with dementia and those who care for them.

You will have experience designing, leading and executing successful public facing campaigns, on and offline, which recruit and retain supporters.

If you have this experience and expertise, and a belief that we can make a real and lasting change for everyone affected by dementia, then we’d love to hear from you.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people’s lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance.

We also have various learning programs to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer’s Society.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people’s lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits and recognition as well as agile working and flexible working options. All contributing to a strong

work life balance. Each role has its unique learning pathway helping our people to develop their skills and engage with the wider development opportunities and build their expertise regardless to help them grow and realise their potential to shape a career with Alzheimer’s Society.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact Sally Copley on .

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.


Information about the application process: Once you click APPLY you will be asked to complete the following steps.

1. Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to keep in contact with you about your application and to send you future job alerts if you opt to receive them. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.

2. Download and complete an application form. An email with the application form will also be sent to you.

3. Email your completed application form to by 5PM on Thursday 12th July.

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Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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