Head of External Affairs: Fair By Design

People in poverty pay more for essentials such as energy, insurance and credit. This is known as the poverty premium. The Fair By Design programme (FBD) is dedicated to ending the extra costs of being poor. FBD is run by  Barrow Cadbury Trust. Please note FBD is an advocacy programme and not a grants programme.

Fair By Design is looking for a talented individual with an outstanding track record of successfully delivering impactful communications and public affairs strategies to join its team. Using your skills and experience you will help FBD to achieve its mission of eliminating the poverty premium by ensuring its communications are persuasive and effective and that its messages are heard by policymakers and those in power.

  • This is a full-time fixed term contract of 3 years (with the possibility of renewal).
  • Salary: £47,013 – £56,415 p.a.
  • Generous contributory pension scheme of up to 10%.
  • The team has been working at home and is transitioning to a hybrid model of working. This is under review but there will be an expectation of 2-3 days a week office/field-based in a typical week.

BCT has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and it encourages applications from people with personal experience of the social justice and human rights issues we seek to address.

Any offer of employment will be made subject to references, confirmation of the right to work in the UK where we will need to see original documents.

Before you apply have a look at the Fair By Design website as well as Barrow Cadbury Trust’s short animation about its values and the way it works.

How to apply and interview date

Please email Maddy Rooke-Ley at Barrow Cadbury Trust with your CV and a covering letter setting out how your skills and experience meet the person specification (no more than 2 sides of A4) by 8am on Monday 19th September 2022.  Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities form and note our Privacy Statement. 

Interviews for short listed candidates will be held on Friday 23rd September 2022 at the BCT office at The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR.

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