Director of Policy and Advocacy

Elton John Aids Foundation
flexible working schedule in London
£100,000 per annum on a full-time permanent basis

The Elton John AIDS Foundation was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is simple: to be a powerful force in ending the AIDS epidemic. The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to overcome the stigma, discrimination and neglect that keeps us from ending AIDS. With the mobilization of our network of generous supporters and partners, we fund local experts across four continents to challenge discrimination, prevent infections and provide treatment as well as influencing governments to end AIDS.


Through your leadership of the policy and advocacy workstream at EJAF, you will work with teams across the Foundation to develop and implement an advocacy strategy which, alongside our funded programmes in the field and our communications output, can result in measurable wins for people living with and at risk of AIDS. This will include responsibility for building impactful influencing strategies and delivering nuanced influencing, advocacy and policy education approaches. In line with the Foundation’s values, you will ensure that those affected by AIDS are at the heart of all we do and that EJAF supports and works in partnership with health policy makers to bring us closer to our vision. You will work with members of the Senior Leadership Team, deliver the advocacy strategy and lead the charity’s strategic outcomes in policy and advocacy. This role will require some international travel.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Friday 1 March 2024

Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 11th March and w/c Monday 18th March 2024

Final Panel Interviews
w/c Monday 8th April 2024 (TBC)


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