Established in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors represents more than 3,700 UK funeral homes nationwide, UK and overseas suppliers to the profession and overseas funeral firms. Their role is to provide support and guidance to funeral firms and the bereaved families in their care. NAFD has a permanent opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive policy development specialist to take on a new and critical role of Policy & Legislation Manager.


About the role

Job Title: Policy & Legislation Manager
Location: Solihull
Salary: £40,000 pa

Reporting to the CEO, the Policy and Legislation Manager will be responsible for driving forward policy change as part of the progressive development of the profession.

Person Specification:
Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent, self-motivated and outcome focused, the successful candidate is likely to have extensive experience in the planning and delivery of multiple projects in the areas of policy development, including regulatory policy. A proven track record of success in driving and influencing change and stakeholder engagement, including media and government, is essential for success in this role. The successful candidate will also have a strategic
and political understanding and a working knowledge of current affairs.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong research, problem solving and analytical skills
  • A highly organised approach, with ability to plan and manage time effectively
  • Ability to manage others to deliver projects and results within tight deadlines
  • Flexibility and change focus
  • High level of resilience and ability to remain calm and deliver under pressure
  • Initiative and aptitude to grasp and work with new information

Previous experience within a professional body and/or regulated organisation is essential

Please click here to download a complete role specification.

How to apply

Those who wish to be considered should submit a CV, along with a covering letter detailing your current salary, your interest and suitability for the post, to [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 4 August 2017
Our external consultants, Integrated Resources Ltd, will interview candidates who are longlisted, during week commencing 7 August 2017. Successful candidates will then be shortlisted and interviewed by the CEO during week commencing 14 August 2017. 
No agencies please.