Policy & Public Affairs Officer
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 27,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.
About the Role
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is recruiting a Policy and Public Affairs Officer. Based in our Birmingham centre, this important role will help put RCSEd at the forefront of public healthcare policy debates and make sure that the interests of RCSEd are well represented amongst NHS organisations and policy makers throughout the UK.
You will monitor parliamentary business, interpreting how legislative developments impact the College and proactively promote RCSEd externally. You will contribute to the articulation of RCSEd policy and support the College President, Office Bearers, Council Members and senior Council representatives by providing engaging briefings. You will also build a network of key stakeholders to champion RCSEd’s calls and advocate our policy positions to improve patient care and outcomes.
To fulfil the role, you will need to use your existing skills and knowledge to think creatively to find solutions to the many policy and workplace challenges our Members and Fellows face. Being a self-starter and part of a small friendly team, you will have the opportunity to make a big impact to significantly help the College deliver its vision for improved outcomes for patients.
The successful applicant will develop an in-depth knowledge of health policy in the UK and will use research and networks to keep up-to-date with current developments. Using strong analytical and communication skills, the post-holder will distil the key facts from such information to inform policy development and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders from across the College. Political nous and an ability to create compelling cases to busy decision makers are also critical.
Educated to a minimum level of degree level you will have proven policy and analytical experience, excellent communication and strong team working skills. A self-starter, you will have the ability to manage your workload with minimum supervision and develop your own strategies and campaigns. A high level of professionalism and diplomacy is required for the role as is a willingness to take on new challenges and be receptive to change.
An understanding of, and interest in current affairs and health policy are essential.
Please note that we do not accept CV’s and agencies need not apply.
Please note that we do not accept CVs and agencies need not apply.
Interviews will be held on the week commencing 24th February 2020.