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A professional body (health) is looking to hire a Policy and Research Officer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of policy areas such as new models of care, regulation of general practice, quality improvement, the use of data in primary care, online consulting, and medical indemnity.

You will be responsible for:

  • Delivering programmes of work providing support and project management on assigned policy areas;
  • Providing expert advice, guidance and briefing to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Managing relationship on relevant policy areas with key stakeholder organisations – such as NHS England, the Department of Health and representatives of other professional groups;
  • Attending regular internal meetings including Policy and Campaigns team meetings, media meetings, and meetings with the Chair of Council;
  • Compiling responses to consultation exercises and writing briefings for senior management.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience of planning and delivering projects successfully;
  • Demonstrable track record of engaging with decision-makers and opinion formers;
  • An understanding of how to develop and deliver policy work;
  • Proven experience of writing in a variety of styles for different audiences and formats;
  • Stakeholder engagement;
  • Ability to take complex issues and to present them succinctly and accessibly, both orally and in writing.


  • Good knowledge of the UK health system and the issues affecting general practice.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below, quoting reference ‘7/18/PubAffairs’. Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.

Michael Page is a world leading recruitment consultancy.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Friday 9th February 2018