This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation working with a dedicated Board of Trustees to provide a voice for and on behalf of higher education art, design and media in the UK.

The role will provide leadership with the development and communication of CHEAD’s corporate identity and manage relationships and engagement with external stakeholders, lobbying on behalf of member HEI’s and providing professional development services to CHEAD members.

The Director of Policy and External Relations will take joint responsibility with the Director of Membership and Operations to enable CHEAD to realise its’ strategic mission, and by delivering the following objectives:

  • To provide dynamic, responsible leadership in accordance with CHEAD’s strategic aims and values.
  • To develop, agree and deliver CHEAD’s strategic objectives working with the Executive Committee Chair and members.
  • To develop CHEAD’s public profile.
  • To develop key partnerships and networks.
  • To lobby effectively on behalf of CHEAD’s membership and the sector more widely

Download the full job description here

£37,000 pro rata

Contract type
Permanent, following a probation period

Home-based, with travel to facilitate the delivery of the role responsibilities.

Generous leave (25 days pro rata); flexible working hours, employer pension contribution.

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements.

Application Process
Please email your CV and a statement outlining how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification to: by Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

We’ll assess you against the key competencies set out in the job description during the selection process. If you are selected for interview, we will require you to deliver a short presentation based on the person specification set out in the job description.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.

Contact point for applicants
For more information on this post please contact: Anna Maloney, Director of Membership and Operations:

Interview dates and location
Interviews will be held on Monday 25th June. Interview location to be confirmed.


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