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Policy Manager
Alzheimer's Research UK

Job Description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Policy Manager with knowledge and experience of policy development, research and analysis particularly in a clinical and health system context. Our dedicated policy and public affairs team works closely with key stakeholders, including government and other decision makers, to shape policy on dementia research and access to future treatments. This is a great opportunity to join our dynamic and well-respected team.

Key areas of portfolio

  • Clinical engagement. This includes managing and growing our clinical engagement activities, the planning and delivery of our annual clinical conference and health policy horizon scanning and stakeholder engagement activities for our innovative project in early detection (EDoN). 
  • Improving diagnostic infrastructure by managing a programme of projects and activities to improve diagnostics for the diseases that cause dementia. 
  • Value and affordability of any new treatments for dementia – the role will play a vital part in driving our work to shape how potential treatments will be assessed and reimbursed by the NHS, ultimately ensuring UK patients get fast access to future breakthroughs.

Main tasks of role: 

  • Undertake comprehensive analysis and interpretation of relevant resources to position Alzheimer’s Research UK as a thought leader and enable us to effect positive change.
  • Co-ordinate and manage assigned projects within the policy team, gathering and analysing evidence and insight, developing stakeholder relationships and creating appropriate outputs. This may include undertaking or commissioning qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Contribute to a range of submissions to government departments and their agencies, parliamentary committees, and other UK and international organisations as appropriate.
  • To help develop and roll-out campaign and project ideas with key audiences that deliver against ARUK policy objectives.
  • To attend external working groups and help develop partnerships beneficial to ARUK.
  • Support the work of Public Affairs colleagues to strengthen existing and emerging relationships with political and other parliamentary stakeholders to maximise the impact of our policy work.

We are looking for:

  • Experience and knowledge of the UK health system, through working within the NHS, third sector organisation or equivalent. 
  • Experience of working in policy development and implementation
  • Experience of building constructive relationships with stakeholders across multiple organisations, especially within a health or health policy setting 
  • Experience of line management and coaching/mentoring colleagues
  • Ability to manage a broad programme of work
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to write professionally, with an ability to adapt communication style for different audiences to maximise impact 

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge (flexible working considered)

Salary: Circa 40,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

The closing date for applications is the 9 May 2021, with interviews likely to be held on 19 & 20 May 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a particular day.

In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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