Senior Policy Officer
Based at Counting House, London Bridge
What the job involves
The Policy Team at Prostate Cancer UK shapes the positions and policy calls that are critical to us achieving our 10 year strategy to tame prostate cancer. The team is pivotal to making sure we pinpoint the health policy and practice changes that are vital to our strategic direction and that we're equipped with the transformative policy solutions that will give men access to the best diagnosis, treatment and support. When new health policies emerge, the team quickly assesses their implications and is at the forefront of making sure they deliver the best outcomes for living with or at risk of prostate cancer.
It is relied upon to be up-to-date on policy developments, while identifying and shaping the influencing opportunities that can make change happen.
The team influences too, building partnerships and relationships with key external stakeholders critical to the delivery of the routes to influence it creates, across the UK. It also regularly leads and participates in cross-organisational project teams so that change is achieved through multi-channel activities that target our evidence-led policies and recommendations at the relevant local, regional and national decision-makers either directly, or through men.
What we want from you
You understand the clinical world and the importance of developing policy positions underpinned by robust evidence. You're also quick at pulling what's important out of detailed and often complex information and can translate this into content for a range of audiences.
You can recognise the external health policies or practice changes that are critical to achieving strategic priorities and have extensive experience of establishing an organisation-wide position on them. Where they impact negatively, you can shape constructive policy and practice solutions and are experiencing in tactically influencing for their adoption - always making sure you put those you represent at the heart of all you do.
You're familiar with the health structures across the UK and know how to get new advances to patients. You can identify who the key influencers are, have excellent negotiating skills are and know how to build and manage strong relationships, with experience of working in partnership with other organisation.
You also have experience of providing policy support to other teams and you know what's required to shape reactive comments for the media, sometimes at speed.
As a team player, you're flexible and comfortable working cross-organisationally and have experience of participating in multi-discipline project teams.
Why work for us?
We have a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer.
Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support, we can make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear. Be part of a team that will put an end to prostate cancer being a killer.
The support we'll provide
Join our team and you'll be working at an award-winning charity that will help you learn, develop your skills and expertise, and achieve your highest aspirations. We provide everything you'd expect from a professional organisation - competitive benefits package, contributory pension scheme, life insurance, child care vouchers, and season ticket loan - but much more besides. Work with us and you'll see your efforts pay off as we fight for a better future for men.
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Closing date: Sunday 23 July 2017.
Interview date: Thursday 3/Friday 4 August 2017.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales () and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number .