Director of Policy, Campaigns and Improvement

Diabetes UK
£85,000 - £95,000 per annum

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. 5 million people are living with diabetes in the UK and we fight to get everyone the care they need wherever they live and whatever their background or situation. Alongside our role as the lead diabetes charity campaigning for the best possible treatment and care in diabetes, we are the UK’s leading charitable funder of diabetes research, improving lives through pioneering research into all forms of diabetes and diabetes-related complications. The work we support helps us understand the causes of diabetes, bring about life-changing breakthroughs in care, treatment and prevention and bring us closer to a cure.


Through your leadership of the Policy, Campaigns and Improvement directorate, you will lead teams to develop and implement our strategy to constantly improve outcomes for people living with and at risk of diabetes. This will include responsibility for building impactful influencing strategies, ensuring those affected by diabetes are at the heart of all we do and that Diabetes UK supports and works in partnership with healthcare professionals to bring us closer to our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm. You will play a role in leading the charity as a member of the Executive Team and you will co-lead one of the charity’s strategic outcomes or outcome drivers.

You will be leading a large, integrated directorate within the charity and we need someone who is naturally collaborative and adept at engaging effectively across organisations at both a regional and national level and is able to empower and inspire teams so that they have opportunities to succeed and thrive. 

Diabetes UK aims to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. You do not need to come from within the charity sector, but if you share our values and are committed to helping fight inequality and tackling the stigma that people with diabetes can face, I very much look forward to hearing from you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.