[Job, Bromley – Kent] Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Policy Officer, ??28k clos 13 Nov 2012

More policy than scicomm-y but you can't (shouldn't!) have one without the other and you know me with my broad remits… the text below comes from the 'details' file but I've attached it in its file form, along with the job description. Application form can be downloaded from the link below.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Policy Officer

http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/

Job Title: Policy Officer??????????????????????????????

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Salary c??28K???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Hours: 35pw

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Post: 12 months fixed term ?????????????? Location: Bromley, Kent

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Job Role:

To lead the development of policy in line with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust???s overall strategy, including detailed policy formulation, provision of policy advice on issues affecting people with cystic fibrosis and their families, particularly in relation to CF health and social care and discrimination, and monitoring the UK political environment for any issues that may affect people living with CF. To develop and implement a policy process that enables the CF Trust to make informed comment and to promote agreed policy to appropriate bodies.

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Purpose:

To carry out policy formation to facilitate achieving the organisation???s strategic objectives, which will include developing policy on transplantation, transition and benefit issues. To deliver research/policy projects in line with the CF Trust strategic directives to budget and to deadline. To monitor relevant developments that may impact on CF services, including legislation and guidelines, through regular liaison with relevant stakeholders, including Commissioners, CF service providers and government/NHS websites. Act as a point of contact for internal and external enquiries on specific policy areas.

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Requirements:

Proven experience of policy/research work gained in a campaigning organisation, ideally healthcare related. Experience of using and developing internal and external channels of communication in order to gain and share knowledge in policy areas. Experience of contributing to influencing work and campaigning objectives. Experience of working with diverse stakeholder interest groups to gather and analyse views/ opinions. Degree or equivalent experience in public/social policy. Ability to reach clear conclusions based on an understanding of the underlying issues, using information from a number of sources. Knowledge of government systems across the UK four nations. Clear understanding of current developments in health policy. Working knowledge of NICE processes. Awareness of social research methodsAbility to analyse and interpret complex information to develop policy. Ability to speak and write clearly, accurately and persuasively. Excellent numeracy and data management skills. Experience of managing/conducting policy research projects. Project management skills; able to design and deliver projects to schedule. Ability to locate and evaluate published evidence. Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team. Self motivation, enthusiasm and an ability to enthuse others are essential, as is being prepared to acquire new knowledge and skills in order to perform the role as effectively as possible. IT literate (including MS office, Internet). Prepared to travel across the UK.

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Next steps:

Further info from www.cftrust.org.uk

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Please send your cv and supporting statement, addressing the points on the person spec to recruitment@cftrust.org.uk ?? Closing date 13 November 2012

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