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Health Policy Manager

Muscular Dystrophy UK
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a great opportunity to lead Muscular Dystrophy UK's health policy and new treatment approval activities. You will lead our work to influence national policy development and implementation to improve health services for people living with a muscle-wasting condition, their carers and families. You will work with the Head of Policy and Campaigns to set the strategy for policy prioritisation within the context of our organisation's ambitions. You will oversee a programme of policy work including ensuring the delivery of high-quality consultation responses, policy positions and reports.

The successful candidate should have:

Understanding of and proven experience of campaigning and influencing government, decision makers and public policy at every level, preferably in the health and disability sector

Understanding of UK governments and parliaments, and how to influence on both devolved and reserved issues

Expectations in the role

Work with networks of specialist health professionals and people living with a muscle-wasting condition to create national and regional health policy work programmes
Build and manage relationships with key relevant policy community stakeholders including healthcare professionals, academics, think tanks, charities, parliamentarians, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and other stakeholders
Represent Muscular Dystrophy UK on relevant external groups and at meetings and events

Please download the job description to see full role responsibilities.

About us

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.


We appreciate the range of skills and experience our staff have to offer. In return for your enthusiasm and commitment we commit to actively developing and supporting you. We also offer a range of benefits including pension, life assurance, season ticket loan, ride to work scheme, health cash plan, and an employee assistance programme.


This role is based at our office in Southwark, London with flexibility for home working (3 days per week).

NB Interviews likely to be held week commencing 13 December.

In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button and send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are best suited for the role.

*Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive we will only contact candidates that are shortlisted for interview. Therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please note your application has been unsuccessful.
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