Senior Advisor: People Policy & Systems Development – 9 month FTC

Frontline AIDS

Who we are

We’ve been on the frontline of the world’s response to HIV and AIDS for over 25 years, working with marginalised people who are denied HIV prevention and treatment simply because of who they are and where they live.

Set up in 1993 to work with community groups in the countries most affected by the global AIDS epidemic, we’ve continually adapted our approach, looking for innovative ways to break down the barriers that marginalise people living with, or at risk of acquiring, HIV. All with one goal in mind – a future free from AIDS for everyone, everywhere.

Everything we do is rooted in our two key beliefs:

  • That the lives of all human beings are of equal value.
  • That everyone has the right to access the HIV information and services they need for a healthy life.

Today, we work with communities in more than 40 countries, taking local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights.

As a global partnership that is open to everyone, we can only do what we do – and achieve what we want to achieve – by working with partners from grassroots community groups to national governments. Our partners drive change where it matters, shaking up the status quo and making a noise on issues the world often chooses to ignore.

Are you the Candidate we’re looking for?

Your mission is to review, develop and enhance people policies to truly reflect the multinational, multi-cultural reality of working in Frontline AIDS. You will be a fully integrated part of the People Team but will be focused entirely on developing, writing and training all colleagues in the team in new and revised people policies.

You are confident and competent in juggling the multiple demands on your time. You enjoy playing a strategic role, managing complex stakeholders, and delivering key tasks. You are astute at spotting issues and tackling them before they become problems.

In this role you will interact with colleagues at all levels of our organisation and, with a friendly and approachable attitude, you will be committed to making Frontline AIDS a great place to work not just through the policies you deliver but also in how you deliver them. Your actions will be aligned with Frontline AIDS values and behavioural framework, and you will inspire the same behaviour in those around you.

Key responsibilities

  1. Policy Development
  • Review, develop and deliver a comprehensive set of people polices that reflect our values and working realities at Frontline AIDS. Work to reduce complexity and ensure policies and processes are accessible to all colleagues.
  • Work with key stakeholders to obtain their input and buy in to this this process.
  • Collaborate with employees across the organisation to ensure policies are relevant, user friendly and accurately represent working practices at Frontline AIDS
  • Consult and negotiate with our Trade Union on key aspects regarding developing our people policies.
  • Work in collaboration with other policy developers at Frontline AIDS to ensure polices are fully integrated into our ways of working.
  • Provide and support training of colleagues on the new policies.

2. Developing the FRONTLINE AIDS culture

  • Frontline AIDS cultural philosophy is that Action Makes the Difference. The attitudes and approach we take at work are guided by our organisational values – Freethinker, Inspired by Difference and Firestarter – and their associated behaviours. Knowing what is expected of us every day will help Frontline AIDS to be a great place to work.
  • Strong commitment to the approach of Frontline AIDS to equality of opportunity, the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and to supporting a workforce that reflects our commitment to anti-racism and globally diverse movement, and ensures our work is enhanced by a range of ideas on the issues and challenges we work on.

Closing Date is: 07 May 2024

Interview Date is: TBA

Please note: Salaries shown are benchmarked locally.

We have transitioned to a hybrid model of working. We are currently working from home but you will also be required to spend time working alongside your team as appropriate.​The successful applicant will need to hold the right to work in the UK and /or South Africa .

Frontline AIDS is committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring approach. We welcome applications from Black people, and other people of colour, people with disabilities, people living with HIV and LGBTIQ+ and non-binary individuals.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and a criminal records check. Having a criminal conviction and/or any other information divulged on the DBS/PVG or country equivalent check would not necessarily prevent you from working for the charity, but any recruitment decision will be dependent on the nature of the position sought and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

​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

How to apply

Find out more by downloading the full job description and person specification. If you are excited by this opportunity and think it’s right for you, we’d love to hear from you so apply by uploading your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you are a great match for this role.

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