Policy and Advocacy Manager

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking.

We’re looking for an experienced manager who will be expected to lead on policy and advocacy matters related to walking. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, with a new chief executive and an ambitious strategic framework which needs to be delivered over the next ten years. This role will be pivotal in making this strategy a success. Leading on policy and advocacy for Ramblers GB you’ll be our expert voice and our greatest advocate with decision makers in many areas.

Whether it’s campaigning on forests and footpaths or coastal access and canals, we need your policy and advocacy skills. If you want to make a difference why not start the New Year with an exciting challenge and apply to join Britain’s walking charity?

The Ramblers is looking to recruit a highly skilled professional to take on responsibility for all research and policy development across the organisation. Overseeing casework, supporting volunteers, engaging with political audiences, and ensuring our policy is relevant and the basis for our campaigns, you will enjoy an exceptionally high profile and considerable autonomy.

Essential requirements include:

  • Experience managing, developing and motivating a team
  • Experience working with volunteers in a policy and advocacy context
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written skills with the ability to write clearly for a range of audiences
  • Experience of the interface between policy, advocacy and income generation
  • Sharp political and policy antennae to enable the Ramblers to increase its influence
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively and positively with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work at speed and to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to assess and challenge detailed evidence from a variety of sources whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture
  • Ability to identify opportunities to achieve the greatest impact for the Ramblers

To Apply
Please download the job pack for further information about this role and complete an application form available on our website http://www.ramblers.org.uk/jobs/
Our application form is available here
The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is available here
Completed forms should be sent by email to: recruitment@ramblers.org.uk
The role profile (job description and person specification) is enclosed within the job pack. The person specification is a list of the skills, knowledge and experience and/or qualifications which the applicant needs to do the job.

Selection for interview will depend on the information contained in your application form. Please take your time and fill it in fully giving details and examples of what you have done as supporting evidence.

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.