Policy Lead (0.6 FTE)

Holborn, UK
06 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will advise on and communicate the RCPCH's position to Government, policy-makers and other stakeholders, through consultations, printed reports, representation on committees, online and social media.

Hours: 21 Hours per Week
Salary Range: Grade 6, Commencing salary £23,409.60 pa pro rata
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 8 October 2019
Location: 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH


In this role, you will:
  1. Work with the Head of Policy and relevant College Officers to help ensure the organisation develops well-researched, evidence based and timely policy to influence the child health policy agenda across the UK.
  2. Keep up to date with and horizon scan developments in child health policy and maintain an overview of emerging policy themes at national level.
  3. Analyse and produce responses (written and otherwise) to national policy positions, for use by different audiences.
  4. Summarise, analyse and evaluate relevant policy and guidance publications to ensure members and staff understand key policy changes and their implications.
  5. Contribute to the development and implementation of a policy strategy, annual operational planning and specific policy projects as identified by the Head of Policy.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Extensive relevant experience in policy or a related field
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written including excellent report writing skills and the ability to present information in a fluent and persuasive manner to people at a range of levels
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills demonstrating the ability to understand and discuss complex issues in relation to health policy in a context relevant to members
  • Excellent project management skills and experience evidenced by a recent and successful track record in project management
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Explorer, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, including successful experience of working collaboratively with representatives from other organisations

  • Demonstrable experience of leading policy development evidenced by recent policy outputs relating to safeguarding, health services or children's services
  • Experience and good understanding of undertaking literature searches and critically appraising literature
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating an ability to motivate, influence and gain the support of others and to have effective collaborative working relationships

Application Information

To apply please fill in an application form and optional equal opportunities form.

Please note that CV's are not accepted.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is a Disability Confident and Stonewall Champion Employer

Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 09:00
Shortlisting: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Interview: Wednesday 26 June 2019

No agencies please.

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