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Our Client is a Health Body which conducts examinations, carries out training, education and research activities and advises the government on health and medical matters.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing and overseeing a portfolio of policy issues;
  • Leading and proactively identifying strategic policy issues and priorities. This will include keeping abreast of complex policy debates and promoting further understanding of a range of issues by producing informed analyses of health policy;
  • Researching and writing reports, working papers, briefings, policy positions, parliamentary bulletins and consultation responses, as required, proactively engaging with internal and external partners as appropriate;
  • Establishing, managing and delivering specific projects, including writing project proposals, devising project plans, setting project milestones, managing project budgets and staffing, and evaluating impact;
  • Maintaining a keen awareness of issues within the health and healthcare agendas, and advise senior officers and staff accordingly, providing information, policy support and advice to boards, committees.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent understanding of current health agenda in the UK;
  • Experience of advising senior colleagues and decision makers on complex policy issues;
  • Demonstrable ability to quickly assimilate complex issues and develop policy stance and ‘lines to take’;
  • High level of political understanding, sensitivity and awareness;
  • Excellent communication skills, including first class presentation skills, excellent writing and editing skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Tuesday 29th August 2017