Job Description

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

In 2021, the Health Foundation agreed a five-year proposal to develop Health Equals, a group of organisations and voices across different sectors, including employment, housing, education and the environment, who all want to make a positive difference to society’s health and wellbeing. Health Equals was born out of the need to rebuild foundations to improve life expectancy and reverse health inequalities in the UK.

We are now seeking to appoint the Head of Health Equals. Over the next three years, and potentially beyond, the Head of Health Equals will work with a growing and diverse membership to shape a new public conversation about the nation’s health. We want to influence public understanding of health and generate bold government action to place health at the heart of public policy action. Health Equals launched its first campaign in March and we have developed an ambitious programme of campaigning activity that covers areas such as employment, housing, and air pollution.

The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership to Health Equals, leading the ongoing development and delivery of strategy to achieve its objectives of shifting public attitudes and influencing policy change that improves health. Building on a successful set-up and launch phase, the post holder will lead Health Equals through its next phase: creating a series of innovative and compelling campaigns to build the commitment and action required to create the conditions for good physical and mental health.

You will bring a deep understanding of campaigning, along with experience of building a multi-stakeholder collaboration that is capable of co-developing strategies and aligning activities. An understanding of collaborative change and movement building will be essential, along with practical experience of creating social and policy change through catalysing other organisations to act. You will also be an experienced people and relationship manager, able lead and develop a high performing team and influence a diverse range of stakeholders.

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