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Reference: 81997

Date Added: 7 January 2022
Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Job Title: Policy and Public Affairs Adviser

Working For: Royal College of Surgeons for England

Location: London

Salary: £35,161

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

The Royal College of Surgeons of England sets professional standards, facilitates research and champions access to surgery for patients. The vision is to see excellent surgical care for everyone. This role advises the College’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, an internationally recognised professional body.

An experienced policy and public affairs professional, you will advise the College’s Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS). You will use your skills to develop public policy positions for the FDS, and public affairs strategies for influencing government. Working closely with the FDS Board and Dean, your work will help raise the profile of the Faculty’s work. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to build strong professional relationships with senior dental surgeons, and externally, with key government officials and policy stakeholders.
The Faculty’s members are specialist dentists who treat complex dental problems including advanced tooth decay, gum disease and mouth cancer. This role provides an excellent opportunity to work directly with senior NHS and political figures to improve access to dental surgery for patients.

Developing and implementing the Faculty’s policy work. Drafting policy reports, consultation responses, position statements and briefings.
Understanding the views and experiences of Faculty members, devising membership surveys and other research and engagement activities to engage members and ensure that policy positions are informed by insights.
Providing advice, support and briefing to senior internal stakeholders including the Dean of the Faculty, Board members and senior management of the Faculty and College.
Developing and implementing a best practice public affairs strategy for the Faculty.
Supporting meetings with senior political and policy stakeholders, in line with best practice.
Keeping abreast of relevant developments in health policy, analysing developments and updating colleagues on issues relevant to the role.

About You
Experience in public affairs and good understanding of the workings of Parliament/Government and the NHS/health sector
Experience in policy development at a national level and good understanding of the policy development process.
Experience in the production of draft reports and responses, including to Government and senior civil servants.

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply, please visit the Ellwood Atfield website


For further information on the opportunity, please contact oscar@ellwoodatfield.com 

Website: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/

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