Director of Advocacy and Communications

Flexible with London base

Involve is at the vanguard of changing our democracy. Combining innovation, advocacy and hands-on delivery, we are showing exactly what our democratic future holds. And now we want to shout about it. Starting as a public participation think tank, over the past 15 years Involve has grown to become the UK’s leading light on deliberative and participatory democracy. In the past year alone, we organised 16 engagement projects including nine citizens’ assemblies on issues ranging from climate change to hate crime to big data. But despite 70,000 visitors using our online resources, too much of our work has gone under the radar. Our high-profile Climate Assembly UK taught us that we can balance clever diplomacy with high profile impact: we are therefore looking for a talented Director of Advocacy and Communications who can take our influence to the next level.


In this senior role you will demonstrate why participation and deliberation are essential features for a healthy modern democracy and ensure that those in positions of power understand and support their use. This is a significant appointment requiring an outstanding track record of developing and delivering effective campaign and advocacy plans, along with experience of working within government systems or influencing the policies of government agencies, private sector organisations or donor organisations. 

With highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, you will be personally credible, persuasive and foster excellent relations. With a natural ability to secure trust and confidence at the highest levels, you will also bring essential media savvy. Through your knowledge, experience and personal impact, our position as a leading voice in the democratic reform space will be further underlined.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.