Policy & Advocacy Manager

Wellcome Trust
London, UK
20 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to join a world-renowned organisation focused on improving health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive?

We're a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. In the next five years, we aim to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

The Policy team influences others to create an environment where research thrives, for example, through our work on Brexit and research investment; and to ensure that the benefits of research reach people across the world quickly, by removing the barriers to uptake. We have two parts of the team focused on our different stakeholders: Global and UK & EU.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Policy & Advocacy Manager on a permanent contract. Reporting into the Head of UK & EU Policy, you will manage a small team of Policy Advisers and Officers to define and deliver our ambitious and rigorous projects to influence policy in the UK & EU.

Experience & Skills

You will lead on EU advocacy to meet Wellcome's influence objectives, both delivering yourself and through others. Your role will include developing a new EU and Europe engagement strategy; overseeing Wellcome's relationships with the EU institutions; and acting as our contact point in Brussels.

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Experience of policy and advocacy work in the UK or EU - ideally with strong EU and public affairs experience.
  • Experience of planning and managing projects and reconciling conflicting priorities.
  • People management and team building skills - ability to recruit, develop and motivate the people needed to deliver team objectives.

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