Assistance Dogs UK is a voluntary coalition of assistance dog charities that have been accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and/or The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).

ADUK is a small but growing charity hoping to make a big impact for our already highly engaged members. Members work with us collaboratively to share their experience and knowledge, and this enables us to meet our charitable objectives of raising awareness of highly trained assistance dogs, and the legal rights of people who rely on them.

ADUK is looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to be part of our ambitious team at a key time for the charity.  In this new role, our Policy and Campaigns Manager will develop our policy positions and further our campaigning aims to promote standards-based approaches to the training and welfare of assistance dogs, and to facilitate access for all those who rely on these highly trained dogs.

This is a new role so we are seeking someone who will be inspired by our work and excited about making it a success and being a key member of the ADUK team as we grow.

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Policy and Campaigns Manager
Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK)
Permanent role.
£33,000 pa full time + Pension contribution
27 days pa + bank holidays
Home-based with national travel (expenses covered)
Executive Director
ADUK Members and ADUK Ambassadors
No current line management duties for this role.

Key Purpose of Role

The Policy and Campaigns Manager will lead ADUK in championing reforms that pave the way for access for all disabled people who rely on a highly trained assistance dog. Through dynamic campaigns and impactful initiatives, this new role will help ADUK amplify the voices of those whose lives are transformed by these life changing dogs, ensuring that their rights are protected for years to come.

What we can offer

ADUK is committed to fostering a welcoming and collaborative culture among its staff, volunteers, and networks. The Charity encourages a healthy work-life balance, recognising that trust and respect form a solid foundation for maintaining a self-managing team dedicated to achieving the charity’s objectives.

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To apply

Please ensure you have completed the task included in the full job description and send this through with your completed application form to

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Deadline: Midnight on the 3rd June 2024.

Interviews will take place on 14th June 2024 either online or in central London.

Assistance Dogs UK is a registered charity – number 1119538

ADUK does not claim to represent all assistance dog charities or owners.
Not all assistance dogs In the UK will have been trained by an ADUK member.