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Reference: 90639

Date Added: 25 October 2023
Closing Date: 23 November 2023

Job Title: Policy Lead (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

Working For: Crohn's & Colitis UK

Location: Hybrid - Edinburgh

Salary: £33,000 to £37,000 per annum, depending on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Place of work: Hybrid. Please note that the role will require some attendance at face-to-face meetings in the Scottish parliament and therefore applications are welcomed from people living in, or with easy access to, Edinburgh.

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But we’re here to support and champion their cause and our new ambitious plans will help to make a real difference.

The role

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of those living with Crohn's and Colitis? At Crohn’s & Colitis UK, we are seeking a dedicated Policy Lead to play a pivotal role in shaping our policy initiatives in alignment with our strategic objectives and UK-wide influencing priorities. As a Policy Lead, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of policies that ensure a strong and influential voice for individuals affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Working closely with the Head of Policy and Campaigns and the Policy Manager, you will actively engage in effective policy development and advocacy efforts, making a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of people across the UK. Join our team and be a driving force in creating positive change for those impacted by these conditions.

This role will require some attendance at Scottish Parliament and Government offices for face-to-face meetings.

About you

As part of this role, you will show your ability to:

  • develop and deliver evidence-based policy initiatives to transform services
  • build and maintain relationships with decision makers across Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • communicate with them succinctly and effectively to amplify our voice
  • keep track of policy developments in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • use your knowledge of health policy and build networks to change systems.

Together, we will achieve better diagnosis, better care and better lives for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Closing Date: 23 November 2023

Interview/Start Dates

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis.

Application Details

Please provide an up-to-date CV and supporting statement to jobs@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk giving evidence and examples of how you meet the criteria of the person specification, and what you feel you would bring to this role.

If you have questions or would like to have a conversation before formally applying, please contact Amy Deptford – Recruiting Manager at amy.deptford@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

More details on this role can be found here: https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/our-work/about-us/work-for-us?parent=23449&page=1&tags=&category=&sort=

Website: https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

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