• Passionate about the potential for research, innovation and policy influencing to drive change?
• Eager to use your knowledge and experience of health, innovation or life sciences policy to make a real difference to millions of people living with a long-term condition?
• Ready to lead a diverse work programme and manage junior colleagues to develop their full potential?
If you do, this role could be for you.
Come and make a difference at Asthma UK.
There is nothing as terrifying as the feeling of not being able to breathe or watching helplessly as a loved one struggles for breath. Although asthma affects 1 in 5 households in the UK it is mistakenly seen to be ‘sorted’. It’s not. In the UK today, every 10 seconds someone has a potentially fatal asthma attack. Every day the lives of three families are devastated by the death of a loved one to an asthma attack. Tragically, the majority of these could be prevented right now with the right basic care. Others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don’t work. This has to change. That’s why Asthma UK exists.
What does the role involve?
Asthma UK is leading the policy agenda across a range of health, innovation and life science areas, from transforming specialist care for people with severe asthma, to accelerating the development and adoption of cutting edge connected technology, to establishing the UK as world leaders in collaborative asthma research.
You will rapidly develop expertise across the portfolio, and apply your skills and experience in policy research, analysis, engagement, development and advocacy to deliver outputs that are rigorously focused on achieving change.
This role is a great opportunity to develop your career in health and life science policy, gather new skills in policy, influencing and leadership, and gain experience in an ambitious organisation.
This is a great place to work!
With c.80 people, we are a tight team working together to stop asthma attacks and cure asthma. Our recent staff survey shows that alongside having a high-performance culture, Asthma UK is probably the friendliest place most people have worked, with great opportunities for development. We’re focused on building a team that capitalises on the exciting opportunities to shape the future for asthma through innovation and collaboration.
First interview: 25 July 2018.
Second interview: 31 July 2018.