Govt seeks new Office for Civil Society director

Written by Matt Ritchie

The Government is advertising for a new director for the Office for Civil Society.

An online advert for the role states the director of the OCS sets the overall vision and direction for the office, and supports the Government’s ambitions for volunteering and philanthropy.

The advertisement states the successful candidate will develop a new direction for work on civil society across Government. This includes “supporting the transition of the National Citizen Service (NCS) to a public body, providing strong stewardship of the Big Lottery Fund, and putting in place a strong relationship with the Charity Commission”.

The new director will also develop a “range of innovative funding approaches with the private sector”, and help lead the responsible business agenda.

The role reports to the director general for performance and strategy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and shapes strategy through work with Ministers. The salary is listed at around £90,000 a year.

Previous director of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation Mark Fisher has moved to the Cabinet Office as director general.

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