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Reference: 60444

Date Added: 20 April 2017
Closing Date: 2 May 2017

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Working For: Royal College of General Practitioners

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £24,157 per annum

Job Details

We are looking an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Officer to carry out policy research and analysis, support the work of our press team and help us plan and implement high-impact campaigns to achieve our strategic objectives. Your day-to-day focus will be on supporting RCGP Scotland to make positive change to the healthcare system, as well as cooperating with the rest of the Policy and Campaigns team across the UK on plans to realise the priorities selected by our membership.

Our new Policy and Public Affairs Officer will play a significant role in the development of general practice in Scotland. You’ll see and change the broad scope and the detail of primary care through monitoring, analysing, developing and influencing general practice and College policy and communications in Scotland and the UK. You’ll be securing and developing the general practice service that the public want, through working on our high profile Put patients first campaign, supporting our Scottish Council’s nationwide representatives.

You’ll have a strong knowledge and feeling for the Scottish political landscape and you’ll be able to demonstrate your experience of research and analysis. Alongside a GP Executive Officer, you’ll take forward the work and activities of our Patient Partnership in Practice (P3) committee, ensuring the patient voice sits at the core of our efforts. You’ll be able to show how you’ve produced high quality briefings, documents or other written materials in the pursuit of policy development and discussion. You’ll be able to evidence how you have previously worked well with the media and it would be great if that work represented the views of a membership organisation.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a demonstrable track record of press, public affairs and influencing. They will be able to use a variety of channels to communicate and engage with different audiences, from our patient supporters to decision makers and opinion formers. They will bring experience of planning and delivering projects as well as the ability to develop a strong understanding of the health system and the issues affecting general practitioners in Scotland.

You should be educated to degree standard or have equivalent work experience.

Closing Date: 2 May 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: 16th May 2017.

Application Details

To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP careers page http://www.rcgp.org.uk/work-at-rcgp/internal-vacancies-at-rcgp.aspx.

Website: http://www.rcgp.org.uk

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