Co-production & Engagement Lead

An exciting opportunity to work in a senior management role improving the lives of people with severe learning disabilities and their families, within a small national charity with a reputation for excellence. Leading and delivering a 3-year National Lottery funded project through co-production with a range of stakeholders, you will be responsible for creating local networks and sharing best practice


Hours: Part Time 30 hours per week

Salary: £35k (FTE depending on experience)

Contract:  Fixed Term to 31/03/2027

Location: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation office, Chatham, Kent (5 min walk from train station) Hybrid and remote working considered (we would be happy to discuss this with candidates)


  • Do you have up to date and relevant knowledge and/or experience of children’s and/or adult policy and practices (learning disabilities) across health, education and social care?
  • Are you fully committed to working in co-production and supporting family carers to fully engage as partners in the process to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Are you a proven project manager, who thinks strategically and has the ability to work with a range of stakeholders across multiple sites?

We are a small national charity focussed specifically on the needs of children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges, and their families.  This is a senior position with the opportunity to be involved with the management of the charity as well as the delivery of the project.

We are currently looking for a Co-production & Engagement Lead to deliver a 3-year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.  Working closely with our small friendly staff team, and 3 regional family carers (specifically employed for this project), you will be responsible for developing 3 regional networks across England, sharing best practice locally and nationally, linking with the Challenging Behaviour – National Strategy Group, and ensuring co-production and family carer engagement is promoted and embedded as best practice.

You will need to be highly organised, skilled at project management, knowledgeable about current policy and practices, and a confident communicator adept at influencing a wide range of stakeholders.  If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Role Description

Person Specification

Equal opportunities form

Equal opportunities statement


If you would like an informal chat about this role, then please contact

To apply for the role, please email with the subject ‘Co-production & Engagement Lead Application’. You should include your CV and a covering letter (maximum of two A4 sides) explaining why you are applying, how you meet the person specification, and what in particular you would bring to our charity.  Please also complete and return the Equal opportunities form (this will be removed before shortlisting).

We politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales

Closing Date for applications:  9am Monday 29th April*

Interview Date:  Thursday 9th May (If you cannot make the proposed interview date, please let us know when you apply).

Start Date:  ASAP

*Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Additional information:

Travel will be required which may involve some overnight stays.

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