Date Added: 25 April 2022
: 16 May 2022
Job Title: Policy Officer
Working For: NHS Providers
Salary: £34,000 per annum
Length of Contract: Permanent
NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £104bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.
This role will focus on two key areas of focus for our organisation – regulation and health inequalities. Our policy officers support our work in influencing senior national policymakers on issues affecting our members. The post holder will have the opportunity to work closely with leaders of NHS trusts and foundation trusts and with the senior management of NHS Providers, as well as with colleagues across the organisation. You will help turn the insights we receive from our members into persuasive, impactful policy recommendations and outputs designed to influence the national agenda on key issues.
As a policy officer you will benefit from varied and interesting work. In a given week you may be asked to comment on a new proposal from CQC about how to assess the performance of integrated care systems; brief the director of policy and strategy on members’ feedback about the regulatory system before meeting a senior counterpart in NHS England and Improvement; work with a policy advisor to draft a blog about the role of trusts in preventing ill-health; or help coordinate and attend a roundtable of trust chief executives to discuss proposals for reducing health inequalities among those waiting for elective surgery.
You do not need a background in health inequalities or regulation and oversight to be successful in this role. The key requirements are an enthusiasm for building an understanding of the policy area’s implications on trusts, and an ability to analyse relevant evidence and information, building credibility with stakeholders and members by demonstrating an understanding of their challenges and objectives.
For the full job responsibilities and person specification, please kindly click here: https://nhsproviders.org/about-us/working-for-us/policy-officer-regulation-and-health-inequalities
Closing Date: 16 May 2022
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to our HR Team at (email@example.com)