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Reference: 90166

Date Added: 8 September 2023
Closing Date: 28 September 2023

Job Title: External Affairs Manager

Working For: Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Location: London

Salary: Salary starting from £47,444 per annum (negotiable depending on experience)

Length of Contract: 18 month fixed term contract

Job Details

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking an experienced external affairs specialist with an enthusiasm for parliamentary engagement. 

Our new strategy places ethics at the centre of decisions so that we all benefit. To achieve this, we will be working to enhance our reputation, both in the UK and internationally, ensuring that we are targeting our work to decision-makers and embedding ethics in policy making.

In this new role, you will work with the Associate Director for External Affairs and Horizon Scanning to develop and implement an effective external affairs strategy – identifying, building, maintaining and utilising the networks needed to ensure our work is seen by the audiences we are seeking to influence and inform.

You are looking for an opportunity to shape a new role and influence the work and direction of a highly reputable organisation, ensuring our research has a real-world impact that improves people’s lives.

You will be a persuasive and measured influencer, able to engage with a wide range of public, policy makers and other stakeholders. You will have an evident interest in the working of UK Government and the knowledge in how and when to engage with policy makers in order to achieve the greatest impact.

You should have a creative, collaborative and inclusive approach to working, with the ability to work well in a team and also independently.

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. We have achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

We have published widely on a wide range of bioethics issues, including genome editing in farmed animals, gene editing in human reproduction, children and clinical research, organ donation, cosmetic procedures, non-invasive prenatal testing and research in global health emergencies. Our work includes a variety of projects including in-depth inquiries, horizon scanning, and an active response programme, which includes rapid policy briefings, workshops and roundtables.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.

Closing Date: 28 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for applications is 09:30am (BST), with interviews provisionally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 11th October 2023.

Application Details

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Website: https://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/

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