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Reference: 74864

Date Added: 5 March 2020
Closing Date: 29 March 2020

Job Title: Policy Manager

Working For: Alzheimer's Research UK

Location: CB21 6AD

Charity Number: N/A

Salary: £40,000

Job Details

We work to support and influence the policy environment to ensure that scientists can undertake research to better understand the diseases that cause dementia and to discover life changing treatments. We are also working to prepare health systems to be ready for future dementia treatments. Policy and Public Affairs is a creative directorate, and the post holder will have opportunities to take initiative and work on projects that take the charity in new directions. The postholder will report to. The role may include work in London and elsewhere in the UK.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
• Work with the Head of Policy to implement and to further develop ARUK’s external affairs strategy, consider how to best implement the Policy elements of this strategy and contribute to an aligned public affairs function to achieve our influencing goals.
• To develop and lead programmes of work on key strategic policy areas that position ARUK as a key influencer both nationally and internationally, particularly focusing on how people with dementia will be identified and diagnosed at an early stage of disease to access future treatments.
• Provide expertise on the NHS processes and pathways, and adoption of new diagnostics and technologies, and brings forth new innovative policy ideas and solutions that deliver on our strategic priorities
• Develop and maintain mechanisms to keep abreast of the policy environment, particularly in relation to NHS, early diagnosis and access and uptake of new medicines
• Oversee the work of, contribute to the development and line manage one officer

What we are looking for:
• Educated to A Level – or equivalent
• Confidence working with computers – good knowledge of Word, Excel and outlook
• Experience of working in policy development
• Experience of delivering large analytical projects
• Experience of writing complex policy reports
• Experience of delivering consultation responses and working with government teams to embed ideas
• Ability to manage people
• Excellent personal communication skills
• Ability to write professionally
• Ability to work with a high level of accuracy
• Strong negotiation skills

Closing Date: 29 March 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews to be held on the 9th April 2020. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

Application Details

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.


Website: https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/

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