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Tel: 01227 639768

Director of Public Affairs

Location: Home-based London

Salary expectation: £88,500

Application deadline: Mon 19th October

This is a full-time role

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life.

We find, fund and build the most promising charities working in this area, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations.

In partnership with other funders we help our charities expand and we influence policy and decision makers so that all young people get the support they need.

We work with over 20 charity partners and employ around 40 people.

About this role

Are you passionate about giving all young people the best chance in life? Has the pandemic reaffirmed for you that more needs to be done and motivated you to be at the forefront of the response? Are you a brilliant influencer who relishes harnessing great policy, research and communications to realise social change? Do you want to work in a pioneering charity with impact at its core?

Then this could be the role for you. At Impetus we are looking for our next Director of Public Affairs, someone who can inspire our brilliant public affairs team and spearhead our communications, policy and research work. This is an exciting senior role, joining our Senior Management Team and working alongside our CEO, board, donors, supporters and charity partners to effect real change for young people.

This is an exciting time to join Impetus. We are at an inflexion point, welcoming a new CEO this year and initiating a new strategy focusing on expanding our impact so we can reach many more young people. A big part of that is through our public affairs work; whether influencing policy makers so that the young people our charities work with get the best possible chance to succeed, or working with government and other funders to prove and expand impactful programmes.

The Director of Public Affairs will work with the CEO and Senior Management Team to facilitate this growth in impact, influence policy and build new partnerships, while keeping our long-term donors and supporters engaged. They will do this by getting the most out of our high performing Public Affairs Team, which covers policy, research, advocacy and communications – as well as working across teams and with the board to ensure Impetus is well positioned externally.

Deadline: Mon 19th October