Head: Influence


We are looking for an inspirational manager to provide strategic leadership and direction to the policy, advocacy and communications functions in order to create an integrated, proactive and robust portfolio of influence activities in pursuit of the organisation’s global strategy. They will need to be skilled at linking and connecting the different ‘influencers’ within the organisation and across the wider global partnership.


Are you who we’re looking for?

You are a committed team member with a clear focus on team objectives, as well as your own. You will promote best practice within your field of expertise and challenge ways of working to ensure the highest quality and levels of efficiency. Your actions will be aligned with Frontline AIDS vision and you will inspire the same behaviour in your peers. You are comfortable working in a matrix management environment


The role will:

• Shape a strategy that delivers a coherent and integrated set of policy, advocacy and communications positions that significantly raise the external profile and position of Frontline AIDS, and elevate HIV and AIDS within the broader global health dialogue.

• Work proactively with key opinion formers, the media, and other stakeholders (global health, human rights, legal, international development) to influence, through evidence and research, the development of policy and strategy, which will positively affect the lives of those most marginalised and most affected by HIV.

• Promote the work of Frontline AIDS through persuasive and influential advocacy programmes and campaigns, and a multi-channel and proactive approach to media and communications activity that thinks innovatively, and takes advantage of traditional and digital channels. 

• Provide leadership, communications and action, which will exemplify our values and beliefs, and deliver a future free from AIDS for everyone everywhere, with clarity about the specific value add of Frontline AIDS.

• Work closely with fundraising and engagement colleagues to spot and exploit opportunities to promote the work of Frontline AIDS and thereby generate new income for the partnership.

• Be an active, effective and accountable member of the Programme Management Board (with other Heads across the organisation) to ensure that Frontline AIDS is delivering against strategic priorities through planned portfolios of work.

• Provide strong management and support to multi-functional teams through effective matrix management, performance management and the development of talent.


For full details of the role, download the job description and person specification Here


How to apply

Please click on the ‘apply for this job button’ at the top of the page and enter in your details you will be asked to upload a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria of the job. The cover letter is necessary for our assessment of your skills and experience.  Please therefore do not send us your CV without a cover letter.

Closing date: 21/03/2019


Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Frontline AIDS operates a rigorous recruitment and selection process that reflects our commitment to child protection.  The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy can be downloaded Here.


Due to the application of immigration rules, we may be required to give priority in respect of this role to suitable applicants who are settled in the UK or South Africa.