Vacancy: Director of Engagement and Influencing

Type of contract: Permanent 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Applications for job sharing are welcome  

Location: Home and/or in the office (Tavistock House, London) - please note that all staff are currently working from home due to the Government’s guidance to work from home if you can  

Salary: Between £70,000 and £75,000

Deadline for applications: Thursday 3rd February 2022 

Download the job pack

Are you passionate about ensuring people have the skills to save a life and that people’s wishes around CPR are discussed and respected? 

We are looking for a senior-level communications professional to become our next Director of Engagement and Influencing. It’s an exciting time to join us, as we are building plans to deliver the Vision to 2030. 

About the role

If you care about people who experience a cardiac arrest receiving appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and for those involved in cardiac arrest to have access to the support services they need, we want to hear from you. 

We are looking for someone who is committed to driving initiatives that are focused on addressing health inequalities, who takes a collaborative approach and has the skills to develop the strategy for, and lead the delivery of, our engagement and influencing work. 

As a member of the senior management team, you will have overall people management responsibility for a team of communications and engagement specialists and play a key part in increasing awareness, achieving influence, leading internal communications and delivering inclusive communications along with championing diversity across a range of audiences and key stakeholders.      

We are committed to flexible approaches to working. We have a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity and will provide reasonable adjustments internally and support Access to Work applications if you require this. 

Download the application pack to learn more about the role. 

How to apply

TPP are handling the application process for this role. To apply, visit the TPP website.   

If you are interested in finding out more about the role and for details of how to apply, contact Mark Childs at TPP by emailing

We welcome and will accept applications using an alternative process (such as video or audio applications). If you need assistance with, or adaption to the application and interview process, please discuss this with Mark Childs when contacting him about the role.  

The deadline for applications is Thursday 3rd February 2022. 

The interview process may be carried out virtually using digital technology due to COVID-19.  

The interview dates with RCUK are to be confirmed but are likely to be in the second half of February.  

Why join RCUK? 

At Resuscitation Council UK, we offer competitive salaries, generous annual leave, and opportunities for professional development. All staff benefit from flexible working hours, and ensuring staff are able to balance their work and personal life is important to us. 

We pride ourselves on our inclusive, friendly staff team, who use their compassion and expertise to support each other. Teamwork and partnership working is at the centre of our mission to save lives. 

When you apply to a job with us, we aim to provide appropriate support every step of the way. Here are some of the ways we can support applicants and potential staff members: 

  • Working location: all staff are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but once we reopen the offices, successful applicants will be able to choose whether they’d prefer work at home and/or in our office in Tavistock Square, London. 
  • Supporting travel requirements: Some travel to the office or other locations will be required as part of the role, but reasonable adjustments, such as enabling the postholder’s participation through digital technology, will be made for the successful applicant where this is required. 
  • Access to work: If you would like to make an Access to Work application for a grant to pay for support tailored to your individual needs, such as a support worker, adaptations to the equipment you use, special equipment, taxi fares to and from work if public transport is not accessible to you, we will support you in this process. 
  • Alternative application processes: We are asking for CVs and covering letters so you can tell us how your skills and experience can support and add value to Resuscitation Council UK. However, if an alternative method of applying – such as sending us a video or audio clip about yourself – works better for you, we welcome your application. We want our applicants to shine, so we’re flexible to your needs. 
  • Equity for all applicants: when we receive applications, those who shortlist candidates for each role will not have access to your name, age or date of birth. In addition, we ask you to submit a diversity monitoring form. We won’t use the information in the diversity monitoring forms during the recruitment process itself, but the information we receive will help us to understand whether our job advertisements are successfully attracting a diverse range of applicants.