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UK Global Advocacy Manager

Classification: Full Time (40 hours per week), 1 year contract
Location: Remote, the role will be home-based in the UK
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary Band: Manager
Salary: The transparent, formula-based salary range for this position is approximately £35,000 - £52,000. The salary offered will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors. 

About T1International
T1International is a non-profit run by people with and impacted by type 1 diabetes for people with type 1 diabetes. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or any medical device manufacturer to maintain our independence and ability to speak out freely.

T1International is leading the charge in the fight for affordable insulin and supplies worldwide. We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes has the opportunity to thrive, with affordable and sustainable access to the medicine and supplies they need. We are an international organization, founded in the UK. We are patient led in our work and values, and our team and community reflect a range of allies from caregivers, to parents, to partners to those committed to health equity work.

In 2019, we became a registered 501(c)(3). T1International USA is a financially independent organization but works as a subdivision of T1International. All macro-level strategy and leadership is led by the global T1International team. T1International and T1International USA are both purely remote teams, with staff throughout the United States and abroad. T1I is a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues and advocates who are based across the United Kingdom and the United States.

About the role
The role of the Global Advocacy Manager (GAM) will be to support our advocates around the world as they carry out advocacy plans to improve the lives of people with diabetes in their communities. The GAM will be responsible for providing advocacy training through our toolkit and online training model, working to implement and update our systems for monitoring successes, and helping advocates overcome challenges. This is a new role at T1International, taking on the work previously done by the Executive Director and informed by a recent consultant assessment of our tools.

T1International has three Advocacy Manager roles in the USA that support our 41 US-based volunteer Chapters. There will likely be some learning and overlap between this role and those roles, and there will be regular meetings for sharing and learning. The person taking on this role needs to be prepared to build upon our existing systems and processes to formalize this role, while maintaining strong attention to detail and executing exceptional communication skills to ensure supportive and balanced engagement with advocates in a variety of challenging situations around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with T1International’s Executive Director to understand the communities and individuals we work with and to get to know our health advocacy training, tools and resources
  • Deliver regular advocacy trainings and coordinate monthly meetings and collaboration with and between advocates across the world in many different time zones
  • Coordinate Global Advocacy Network volunteers and work closely with advocacy partners; assign tasks, and offer continued support in carrying out advocacy plans
  • Continue the formalization of the advocacy training program by implementing and creating standard operating procedures that allow for country and case flexibility
  • Prepare content (resources, guidance, talking points) as needed
  • Upkeep and utilize our monitoring and evaluation process for the advocacy training, including tracking long-term impacts and key indicators necessary for reporting to funders and securing future funding
  • Potential to monitor and track budgets for advocacy projects and/or advocacy grants
  • Continually review what is working and what needs improvement with advocacy training, support and engagement of T1International’s Global Advocacy Network volunteers and other partners
  • Communicate regularly and promptly with supporters, contacts, partners, media, and stakeholders; building strong working relationships
  • Act as a supportive external ambassador of the organization, represent T1I to key external constituencies when needed, including both formal and informal presentations such as making speeches, and attending conferences and other meetings as necessary
  • Continually learn about the needs of the community to build capacity and and support advocates
  • Any other duties highlighted by the Executive Director and mutually agreed

Person Specifications

  • Demonstrated experience with global and digitally-led advocacy related to health, ideally patient-led advocacy
  • Direct personal experience with diabetes or from a community that is underrepresented in the diabetes space preferred, including strong understanding of the lived experience, management, treatment, terminology and impacts of living with diabetes 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and connect with diabetes advocates and community leaders
  • Strong track record of consistency and results with monitoring and evaluation
  • Comfortable executing big-picture community organizing and strategy as well as detailed tactical plans, and moving between these levels
  • Works effectively as a member of a team and communicates to resolve any conflict or confusion
  • Strong virtual presentation, training, and facilitation skills with an emphasis on inclusion/equity
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills; keen attention to detail
  • Is able to prioritize, work independently with deadlines and goals, think critically, and problem-solve with good, independent judgement
  • Good problem-solving skills and a positive, professional attitude with sound judgment, flexibility, and determination within a young and growing team and organization
  • Ambitious and results-oriented initiative and a desire to learn, pitch-in, and anticipate new projects
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills, including but not limited to: recruiting and mobilizing volunteer supporters to take action, lead groups, and conflict management
  • An absolute commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards, including discretion and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Experience with computers, Google Workspace, social media, and database programs, including working knowledge and experience with Salesforce (desirable)
  • A understanding and alignment with T1International's mission, vision and approach to sustainable change
  • Is fluent in English (written and oral); other languages desirable

To apply, please send the following to [email protected]:

  1. Resume (2 pages max)
  2. Cover Letter addressing person specifications (2 pages max)
  3. Work Sample: a community-facing resource or communication with advocates or volunteers

Ideal candidates will be available to start in July 2022. Please note that this job posting will be live through June 2022. The application process will include 2-3 video interviews (we can be flexible on times/dates), an exercise in which you may be asked to develop work for a sample project, and reference checks.

As a patient-centered organization, we especially encourage people who have diabetes to apply. We are also an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity and social justice, and we encourage people of color, women, trans, disabled, and/or other minority groups to apply.