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Tel: 01227 639768

Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns

Location: Ewell, Surrey

Salary expectation: circa £48,000

Application deadline: Mon 5th October

This is a full-time role

Samaritans are looking for someone who can bring their skills and experience to help us develop and expand our policy and influencing work.  Leading a small expert team, this is a new role, reflecting our ambition to boost capacity in this area and strengthen our voice for change. Working with colleagues across External Affairs, as well as colleagues from across the UK and Ireland, you will lead our policy, public affairs, and advocacy campaigning function, and help us create the change that saves lives. You’ll have proven ability to develop and deliver an impactful influencing strategy, drawing on different approaches suitable to the context, leading to evidenced policy change. A strong understanding of the current health and social care political environment as it relates to mental health and the relevant levers for achieving change will be critical.

At Samaritans, their vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. They are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. They have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Deadline: Mon 5th October