JOB: Senior Policy Advisor (Devolved Nations) British Medical Association (BMA)

Job title Senior Policy Advisor (Devolved Nations)
Location Edinburgh or Cardiff
Job Type All
Salary £40,927.44 per annum
Close date 29-10-2018

Job description

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the professional association and trade union for doctors and medical students in the UK. It has a prominent and influential position at the very heart of current debate over the future of healthcare provision. The BMA speaks for doctors at all stages of their careers and is a leading voice on a wide range of professional and political issues affecting medicine and health.

We are seeking to appoint a new Senior Policy Adviser (Devolved Nations). This is a key role within our Health Policy team, focusing specifically on delivering policy work relating to the three devolved nations of the UK, alongside work that is relevant to all four nations of the UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the BMA`s high-profile policy work on a range of issues relating to how healthcare is organised, funded and delivered. Your role will be to drive forward UK-wide and nation-specific policy work, delivering both long and short-term projects to help us support our members and influence debate about the future of the NHS.

You will provide expert policy advice and guidance on devolved nation policy issues to a variety of audiences including senior staff, committees, chief officers and members, as well as producing briefings, guidance and other practical support materials and representing the BMA at external events as required.

The team`s remit spans a range of UK-wide topics such as the development of integrated services, NHS funding and payment models, medical engagement, and the impact of Brexit on healthcare delivery.

You will need experience of evidence-based policy development in a health or health-related context, have excellent writing skills, sound judgement and be adept at delivering presentations, influencing senior figures and managing relationships. You`ll be able to confidently manage complex policy projects and ensure they achieve impact for our members. Existing knowledge of health policy developments at a UK level will be an advantage.

This role involves working with colleagues based in different locations across the UK. We therefore welcome candidates able to be based in one of our offices in either Edinburgh or Cardiff. Some travel within the UK may be involved.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits, including pension, employee assistance programme, generous annual leave, learning and development opportunities and much more.

If you would like to help the BMA play its part in shaping the future of healthcare, then this role is for you.

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