[Job] Diabetes UK, Head of Policy, ??50k, clos 12 Nov 2012

Ah bittersweet. Bastards* made me redundant of course but it's still a fab place to work 😉

*(actually we parted on good terms, but I like to pretend there was drama)

Diabetes UK
Head of Policy
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/Jobs/Vacancies-/Head-of-Policy/

Job Tenure: Permanent
Location: Diabetes UK Central office, Camden, London
Salary: Circa ??50,000 per annum
Application closing date: Monday 12th November 2012 (12 noon)??
Interview date:??Friday 16th November 2012.

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today. Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Policy to

help Diabetes UK???s influence within the wider health agenda. The role will be responsible for leading the development of well-researched, evidence-based policy, through high quality intelligence gathering and ensure that our influencing work meets the needs of people living with, and at risk of, diabetes. This is a busy and varied role, working with staff and stakeholders, to create the conditions in the external environment to improve care.

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A significant part of this role will be leading the policy content of advice, guidance and messages, monitoring diabetes care and co-ordination of national and local influencing and improvement work programmes. It will involve working with key leaders and a wide range of teams across the organisation. It is a key role, established to share knowledge, co-ordinate and monitor the influencing activities being delivered to raise support to other teams to raise the profile of diabetes. You will be responsible for establishing transparent processes to formulate relevant policies and ensure we make change happen.

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The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge and significant experience of working within the NHS in a leadership capacity. In addition to experience of policy development and analysis, developing campaign programmes.

You will have an aptitude for translating complex issues, ability to work to tight deadlines and under your own initiative. Highly developed interpersonal skills, together with the ability to build relationships with people at all levels from advising senior audiences, including politicians, civil servants are essential.

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In return, we provide Group Personal Pension scheme, Childcare Voucher scheme, flexi-time working, Life Assurance/Death in Service Benefits, enhanced Annual Leave entitlement and more.

To apply please complete our downloadable application form and equality monitoring form and return via email to recruitment@diabetes.org.uk . Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application???s supporting statement. CVs will not be accepted.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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