Influencing Officer

Can you help small charities influence change?

We believe small and local charities have the knowledge and connections to push for change. Whether it’s campaigning locally, shaping referral pathways or building relationships with local authority decision-makers, small charities know what changes are needed. Sometimes they just need some support to make that change happen. Are you the person to help?

We’re looking for an Influencing Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Research Team and help us raise the voices of small and local charities. This new role will shape a support package for the small and local charities we fund, helping them to develop and implement influencing strategies.

If you’ve got experience of influencing local or regional change and supporting a range of different organisations to do that, we want to hear from you.

The role is a 1-year fixed term contract. Job share (with a joint application), part time or flexible working would be considered for the right person.

The post is predominantly London-based, but with frequent travel across England and Wales.

Download the job description


Find out more

Join our webinar at 12:30pm on 25 March to hear more from the Policy and National Programmes Manager on whether this newly created role is right for you.

To maintain confidentiality when joining the webinar, we recommend you use your initials. Any other personal information you provide to log on; such as your email address will only be used for the purposes of this webinar and will be deleted/removed within two weeks.


How to Apply
Please provide a CV and cover letter that sets out how you meet the experience, skills and competencies as specified in the Job Description (each no more than two sides of A4) to by 12pm on Wednesday 3 April

Interviews will be held in London on 24 April 2019

If you have not heard from us by 29 April 2019 please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and an innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives.

The Foundation is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

If you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process please let us know, in confidence, to discuss these. You can email or call 0370 411 1223.