Part-time Policy Adviser

Marylebone, London
£41,593 (including inner London weighting of £4,000) pro rata
05 May 2017
31 May 2017
Ref: RCN00447
Contract Type

Part-time Policy Adviser

£41,593 (including inner London weighting of £4,000) pro rata

21 hours per week, 9 Month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment (Maternity Cover), with possibility of extension

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We are number 15 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Three Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2016 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

As a Policy Adviser in the Policy and Public Affairs Team you will play a key role in enabling the RCN to influence the development of health and care policy on behalf of nurses and nursing.

It's a job full of possibilities, and you could be involved in a wide range of activities from writing briefings for senior staff, to working with communication colleagues in the development of RCN campaigns. It's a great way to develop your knowledge of health and care policy, and to further your potential.

As a Policy Advisor you will scope issues, generate evidence and identify solutions across a wide range of policy areas, playing a critical role in the development of the RCN's policy and campaigning work.

You will undertake long term policy project work to shape nursing policy and practice, as well as generating quick response work to deal with emerging and urgent issues.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us you'll need previous experience of working in a health or care policy environment. You will be able to proactively undertake information searches and write to a high professional standard for both internal and external stakeholders. You will have excellent analytical skills and be able to meet set deadlines and priorities. A high standard of time management, report writing, team working, and IT skills are essential for this post.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and show a real customer focus in all you do.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Mark Platt, Policy Manager, on 020 7647 3471.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, including adjustments, please contact

To find out more, please click on the 'APPLY' link.

Closing Date: 31 May 2017.

Assessment Centre & Interview Date: W/C 12 June 2017.

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