Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications

Job Reference: Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications
Job Title: Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications
Employer: Human Tissue Authority
Department: Policy, Strategy & Communications Directorate
Location: 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London
Salary: Circa £85,000
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Pay Band: VSM
Working pattern: 36 hours per week
Closing date: 9am Monday 9 November

The Human Tissue Authority is the national regulator of organisations that remove, store and use human tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also assess applications for organ and bone marrow donation from living people.

With the interests of the public and those we regulate at the centre of our work, we aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent.  As part of our senior management team, the Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications will be pivotal in achieving this aim.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the development of our organisation’s regulatory and corporate policy, strategic and business planning and communications functions. You will need to demonstrate experience at a senior management level within a comparable organisation where you were actively involved in achieving results in each of these areas. 

Strong stakeholder management experience and political sensitivity will be essential as you will be responsible for ensuring that the HTA’s reputation, brand and relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, including the public and media, are maintained and enhanced.

How to apply

Director of Policy, Strategy & Communications job description and personal specification

Application form

Please send your completed application form to HTA recruitment. For more information, please email HTA recruitment or phone on 0207 269 1900.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday November.

The HTA is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note: The HTA is required to check employment history covering five consecutive years. You MUST give details of two different referees even if you were employed in one company for five years or more.

Salary Information



Closing date/time: 
9 November 2015 - 9:00am
Last updated on: 28 Oct 2015