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Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

With dementia firmly on the public policy agenda we have an ambitious programme of work, including making society more inclusive of people with dementia and influencing the government and NHS structures. We are looking to recruit a senior policy officer to support this work.

Reporting to the policy manager you will work independently and proactively, identifying and developing key areas of policy work, building relationships with key policy influencers and briefing colleagues. You will also have line management responsibilities within the policy team.

Significant experience working in a policy related role is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also vital and you will need to work with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Line management experience is required. Experience in planning and working strategically is also desirable

About you

The senior policy officer will report to the policy manager and will be a member of the Campaigns and Partnerships directorate and will liaise at all levels inside the organisation.

With responsibility for managing two policy officers and a wide range of key work areas, you will will be a skilled policy expert, playing an integral role in shaping Alzheimer’s Society’s future strategy direction and wider focus to support the directorate in policy development, evidence gathering and influencing to effect lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Thursday 1st June 2017