Professional Engagement Officer

Recruiter
Arthritis Research UK
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
15 Sep 2018
Closes
17 Sep 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Location: London or Chesterfield (with regular UK-wide travel) Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week Salary: £28,500 – £31,500 + benefits Contract type: Permanent Closing date: midnight on Tuesday 25 September Download the job description and person specification from our website. Summary Do you want to make a tangible difference to the lives of people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions? Are you passionate about supporting and inspiring health care professionals to improve outcomes for people living with the pain and disability of arthritis? If so, we want to hear from you! About the role As part of the Professional Engagement team you will be supporting the development, promotion and implementation of a high-profile leadership programme for health care professionals. We have just launched a clinical leadership initiative which will aim to support professionals through an 18 month development programme. Those health care professionals that have been successfully recruited to this scheme will be called ‘MSK Champions'. They will play a pivotal role in driving improvements in MSK care across primary and community settings. By achieving tangible service improvements, the MSK Champion Leadership Programme will form a vital element of Arthritis Research UK’s strategic approach towards improving the quality of life of people with MSK conditions across the UK. The Professional Engagement Officer will be integral to the success of this programme. The Professional Engagement Officer will coordinate specific elements of this initiative and will be responsible for: supporting the development of communications and engagement plans to facilitate the recruitment of MSK Champions providing ongoing support to them to drive change in their localities raising the profile of the initiative (internally and externally) maximising the impact of the ‘Champions’ network supporting the wider professional engagement team with the delivery of health care professional communications, events, engagement activities and education resources to enable them to deliver the best care and support to people with arthritis. Key requirements To be a success in this role we would like you to demonstrate: Excellent track record in project management, including managing multiple projects simultaneously. Effective partnership working with health and social care or clinical professionals, including the ability to empathise, negotiate solutions, solve problems and inspire confidence and trust. Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating marketing, communication and engagement plans, preferably for the health care professional audience. How to apply To apply please submit: 1. a concise, up-to-date CV 2. and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification 3. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised Email your completed application by midnight on Tuesday 25 September via the link on our wesbite Interviews Interviews expected: Friday 5 October in our Chesterfield office. About us Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK merged on 1 November 2017. We believe that together we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis and have a greater positive impact on the lives of 10 million people across the UK who are currently living with the condition. Our ambition is to invest in breakthrough treatments, change attitudes towards arthritis, reach many thousands more with the information and support they need, and influence the provision of services and more essential research into better treatments and cures. Read more about our merged organisation, working for us and what we offer on our website. Promoting Equality in the workplace Arthritis Research is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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