Senior Policy Adviser (1 Year FTC)

Michael Page Policy
24 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
The senior policy adviser will take lead responsibility for a portfolio of high-profile policy issues and projects designed to improve health and healthcare, and promote innovation.Client DetailsA Health Body which conducts examinations, carries out training, education and research activities and advises the government on health and medical matters.DescriptionYou 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.ProfileEssential 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 detailJob OfferGBP34,061 - GBP37,846 per annum