Head of Policy and Insights.
Type: Permanent, Full Time
Deadline: 26th January 2024
Head of Policy and Insights
Are you passionate about ensuring everyone can engage effectively with the digital world? 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 initiative with impact at its core?
Then this could be the role for you. At the Digital Poverty Alliance, we are looking for our new Head of Policy & Insights. Someone who can inspire us and our partners and spearhead our public affairs work, including curating our National Delivery Plan to unite action to end digital poverty by 2030.
We bring together charities, corporates and government to address the underlying issues stopping families gaining full access to digital services such as education, healthcare and employment. We seek social change through our National Delivery Plan, whilst also delivering solutions in local areas that help real people and provide evidence for change.
This is an exciting, high profile and fast-paced role, joining our small team and working alongside partners, National Delivery Committee members and our wider stakeholders to effect real change for people. You will report directly to the Chief Executive.
This is an exciting time to join us. In 2023 we launched our first National Delivery Plan – a document that will be augmented annually and provides a strategy to tackle digital poverty in all of its forms. A big part of our social change ambition is delivered through our public affairs work; influencing policy makers so that our ambitions are shared with government, companies and with everyone able to deliver to our vision of a world where everyone is able to connect successfully with the digital world where and when they want to. You will also be responsible for creating white papers, analysing trends and data, and identifying new insights. You will run our Industry Forum, working with existing and new members to broaden the group.
The Head of Policy and Insights will work with the CEO and our team to facilitate this growth in impact, understanding and influence and encourage new partnerships, while ensuring our donors and supporters feel informed and engaged.
As an initiative, the DPA aims to work through partners in delivering to our core mission and, as such, we retain only a small core team with support from our PR agency. As such, you’ll lead on delivering our policy and public affairs work, from briefing MPs to developing our policy positions.
Whilst the role is remote based, you will regularly need to attend in-person meetings and events in central London (daytime and evening), sometimes several times a week. The role will also involve some travel and overnight stays across the UK, including setting up for events and exhibitions.
Key focus areas
- Building relationships with public, private and third sector organisations, including the wider DPA community.
- Working to convene and collaborate with organisations and individuals committed to ending digital poverty.
- Work with colleagues across local, regional and national governments and across political parties to advocate for policies to promote digital inclusion.
- Undertaking research and analysis to understand digital poverty and the impact of policies to address it.
- Managing policy and research projects including the development of the national delivery plan and supporting ‘proof of concept’ projects.
- Developing commercial and research partnerships with organisations and supporting the development of the industry forum.
- Communicating the DPA vision and perspective through verbal and written communication.
Download the Job Description here.
To apply, send your CV and a 2 page covering letter addressing the key points of the Job Description and Person Specification to our CEO Elizabeth Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 26th January 2024.
First interviews will be held on a rolling basis via Microsoft Teams. Second interviews will be held in February. The role is to start as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of applications and our small team, we will not be able to acknowledge every application. If you have not heard from us by 31st January you have not been successful on this occasion.
Strictly no agencies or media sales please.