Macmillan Cancer Support
Job description: Policy Analyst JD Feb 12
Salary: £27,000 – £30,000
Job Category: Policy & Research
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 10 March 2013
Interview Date: 20 March 2013
£27,000 – £30,000 + benefits
Are you ready to influence the future of cancer care in the UK by being part of a dynamic and successful policy team?
Responsible for furthering Macmillan’s ambition to be a ‘force for change’ you will be helping to develop the policy thinking that underpins our influencing work. You will be developing relationships with policy makers and representing Macmillan at appropriate meetings and events, while involving people affected by cancer in policy development.
You will gather, analyse, and disseminate information about external policy developments and their implications for Macmillan as well as drafting policy briefings, position statements and responses to external policy consultations. You will also respond to queries from the press office and other Macmillan departments about Macmillan’s position on specific policy issues.
We need you to hit the ground running, so your application must evidence a track record which shows the application of strong analytical skills coupled with well-developed communication and influencing skills. In addition, we need to know that you have the ability to gather evidence and commission research
Experience of developing effective policy in a complex environment is essential, as is experience working with government and/or other regulatory bodies. Experience of working in a health or social care organisation would be ideal, particularly where complemented by an understanding of and investment in Macmillan’s agenda.
And in return for your enthusiasm and commitment? We commit to actively developing you and offer benefits including a 34.5 hour week (with early finish on Fridays), BUPA, life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers and generous annual leave.