Job opportunity at the CBF: full time Policy & Implementation Manager

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is a dynamic and influential charity making a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges, and their families. We are looking to recruit someone with learning disability expertise to work strategically at a national level. This role will need to influence a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver meaningful change for this marginalised group.

Job Title: Policy & Implementation Manager
Location: Chatham, Kent
Salary: £32,966
Job Level: Management
Hours: Full Time
Contract: One Year Fixed Term (to be reviewed with the possibility of becoming permanent)

We are a unique UK charity focussed on the needs of children, young people and adults with a severe learning disability whose behaviour may challenge and their families. We believe that with the right support, in the right place, at the right time everyone can lead a full and active life. We are a family carer led organisation, engaging families at all levels of our work.

This is a new role working within a newly formed policy team. You will be part of the management team with a direct input into the running of all aspects of the Charity

  • You will use your knowledge of learning disability policy and influencing skills to transform support and services for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges and their families

  • You will motivate, influence and support a range of stakeholders to change how they deliver local support to ensure good outcomes throughout the whole of the person’s life

  • You will need to be resourceful, self-motivated, organised and able to work under pressure and to deadlines. This is a demanding but rewarding role in a small and friendly charity that is outcome focussed.

The CBF formed and chairs the Challenging Behaviour – National Strategy Group CB-NSG which is an action focused group that works together to break down the barriers to enable children, young people and adults to get the right support to have a good life. You will lead on co-ordinating this group and its activities.

The role will be based in Chatham, Kent but there will be a requirement to travel to meetings in London on a frequent basis and the rest of the country on an occasional basis. The office has good road links with the M2 and M20 and is within walking distance of the train station with a high speed link to London.

This post is subject to a basic disclosure check

For more information about the CBF and an application pack for this exciting opportunity, click on the link to visit the Challenging Behaviour Foundation website: or telephone 01634 838739; or email:

(Please note CVs will not be accepted)

Closing date: 9am 25th April 2016
Interviews: 9th and/or 10th May 2016