Date Added: 8 June 2022
: 30 June 2022
Job Title: Public Affairs Adviser
Working For: The Royal College of Surgeons
Salary: £38,000 - £40,000
Length of Contract: Permanent
The Royal College of Surgeons is the professional body for surgery. The mission of the organisation is to build the future of the surgical profession and improve the delivery of surgical care. RCS England do this through education, training, examination, supporting surgical research and providing support and advice for surgeons at all stages of their careers.
The Royal College of Surgeons is looking for a policy and public affairs adviser to work to advance the interests of surgical patients in Wales. This is a critical role for the College which enjoys a high profile with Welsh Government, the Senedd, stakeholders and the media.
This role will require travel to Cardiff and London, applicants must be available when it is required to travel for work purposes.
- Proactively influence policy, legislation, and the public debate about surgical services and the wider NHS in Wales
- Implement, and update if required, our influencing strategy for Wales. Ensure our activity aligns with the College’s strategic priorities, policies and other guidance
- Represent the College in Wales and act as a contact point for members, fellows and other stakeholders
- Ensure the College continues to identify and maintain good relationships with relevant Welsh stakeholders (Government officials, Members of the Senedd, regulators, senior civil servants, patient representative organisations, other Colleges etc)
- Lead on policy work including consultation responses, position statements, and written briefings. Ensure these have central approval as appropriate
- Ensure the Wales Director and other spokespeople are well-briefed ahead of stakeholder meetings. The post holder will usually attend such meetings, take a note and participate as required
- Maintain an overview of relevant NHS and political issues, structures and organisations to monitor and keep abreast of current policy developments in Wales to advise the College on potential opportunities and actions
- Degree or equivalent sustained successful track record in a similar role
- A minimum of three years’ experience working within a policy and/or public affairs role
- Understanding of the workings of the Welsh Government and Senedd
Closing Date: 30 June 2022