Date Added: 28 March 2019
: 22 April 2019
Job Title: Policy Officer
Working For: Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
We work to influence policy across the health and social care systems to best meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, championing their voice and making the case for positive change. Looking forward, we have an ambitious programme of work to ensure that dementia remains high on the public policy agenda. We are looking to recruit a policy officer to be a key part of driving this exciting work forward.
About the role
You will be joining the team at an exciting time and will have a range of responsibilities relating to our new influencing plan. You will be an integral member of team, contributing to policy development and influencing through monitoring and analysing developments in the policy environment, remaining on top of key statistics and what they mean for areas of work and drafting impactful comments for the press.
The role will involve producing briefings for the leadership team on key issues, representing the Society at meetings internally and externally and responding to consultations. There is also close involvement in our national campaigning and press work. Reporting to a senior policy officer, you will work within a fast paced Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns team that covers a wide range of topics and issues.
You must have experience of working in a policy related role and would benefit from knowledge of the health and social care policy environment. Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical skills are vital. You will need good interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will be able to think strategically, with an organised and flexible approach to planning and prioritising.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely; all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.
Closing Date: 22 April 2019
Interview dates: Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April
You can find full details on how to apply here: https://jobs.alzheimers.org.uk/e/careers/positions/d5x9pSqKPd2itBf3VwDm8J