[Job] BHF vacancy, Policy Manager (1yr, mat’y leave), ??38k, closing 27 April

I’m not wholly convinced that this is a job about communicating science per se, however it does involve engaging with different groups – it also involves a bit of campaigning and media work. I shall leave it up to you of course, but I didn’t want to mis-sell it as a ‘classic’ #scicomm job 🙂

Having said that BHF is precisely the sort of place that does make these jobs available periodically, so worth keeping an eye on. Search at http://scicommjobs.posterous.com (the main website, not an individual posted page) for BHF or British Heart Foundation for any more jobs from there that have been posted. In an ideal world it would be possible to search organisations’ own websites for ‘all jobs posted by us in the last X years’ – which I think would be quite an interesting archive.

Policy Manager
(I think you need to create an account / sign in to apply online normally, but see bit below about CV and covering letter rather than application form…)

Policy Manager – 1 Year FTC
Location:      London            
Position:     Policy & Public Affairs
Salary:     ??38,000 + benefits
Hours:     35
Date Posted:     13 April 2010
Closing Date:     27 April 2010
Type:     Fixed Term Contract

We’re looking for a Policy Manager to join our dynamic team on a fixed term contract to drive policy development across the British Heart Foundation.

You will be responsible for leading the external environment scanning service, informing strategic decision making, identifying and analysing policy issues and recommending appropriate actions that will maintain the British Heart Foundations position as the leading heart charity in the UK.

You will need proven experience researching and developing policy and knowledge of the UK voluntary sector and the key issues it faces. We’re looking for someone who will push for the best at all times and be enthusiastic about achieving results in the right way. You should have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to present information to a wide range of individuals and audiences. It is essential you can manage your own workload, develop your team and meet deadlines.

Please note this is a fixed term contract for one year, covering maternity leave.

 Our online application process involves submitting your CV and a covering letter which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role???s criteria. Please note we will not accept applications by email or post.

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