Policy Officer

Opening Date:
9 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
6 May 2024
Salary Range:

This permanent post is ideal for someone who is keen to develop their policy skills as well as build external affairs and communications experience. The role provides opportunity to join a small agile team at the Council of Deans of Health, the representative body for the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions.

We are looking for someone with a broad skill set including experience in developing policy, strong interpersonal skills, good organisation, and clear written communication. The successful candidate will be able to balance varied tasks and provide support to colleagues in the Council of Deans of Health team.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the development of Council policy with a particular focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Monitor, analyse and evaluate policy developments, producing briefings, position papers and consultation responses.
  • Liaise with members on both a formal and informal basis to develop and test policy priorities and positions.
  • Represent the Council of Deans of Health to external stakeholders, building effective working relationships with a range of organisations.
  • Contribute to the effective external communication of the Council’s policy work, including working with the Council’s communications lead to draft press releases and political positions.
  • Help facilitate the meetings of nation, regional and strategic policy groups online and offline including travel across the UK.
  • Contribute to other areas of the Council’s work as appropriate including project coordination and cross-team working.
  • Undertake any other such duties or general tasks and hours of work as may reasonably be required.

The Council has an office in Woburn House, central London although all staff are currently working in a mixed home/office working model. The postholder should therefore be able to attend the office as required. The salary for this post is £30,305 – £36,575 depending on experience. The Council offers a 10% pension contribution, flexible approaches to working, travelling opportunities and continued development.

The Council is committed to creating a work environment that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

Applications in the form of a CV and cover letter should be sent to admin@cod-health.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 6 May 2024.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th May at our office in central London.

A job description and person specification can be found here.