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Policy Manager
Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Salary Circa £42,000 per year
  • Location Home-based,CB21, Cambridge,London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Policy/Research
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : PM21_2

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Policy Manager with knowledge and experience of policy development, research and analysis. 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.

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.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.

Key areas of portfolio

  • Increasing government investment in dementia research, working with Alzheimer’s Research UK’s research team to articulate priorities for spending and ensure we have robust policy proposals which government can implement. There will be a particular focus on clinical trial infrastructure and recruiting a more diverse range of participants in research
  • Clinical engagement, by managing and growing our clinical engagement activities and the planning of our annual clinical conference.
  • Strengthening the team’s patient and public involvement and engagement work. This will involve managing our current public and patient forums while leading a programme of work to ensure our engagement is innovative and sector leading. 
  • Leading on how we use statistics and data to maximise our policy insight and influencing work.  

Main tasks of role: 

  • Co-ordinating and managing 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.
  • Using the outputs of insight projects to position Alzheimer’s Research UK as a thought leader and enable us to effect positive change.
  • Contributing to a range of submissions to government departments and their agencies, parliamentary committees, and other UK and international organisations as appropriate.
  • Representing ARUK on external working groups and helping to develop partnerships beneficial to ARUK.
  • Supporting 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:

  • A passionate, proactive and curious policy professional.
  • Experience and success in policy development and influencing change.
  • The ability to build constructive relationships with stakeholders across multiple organisations, especially within a biomedical research or health setting. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with an ability to modify communication style for different audiences to maximise impact.
  • Experience of line management.
  • An adaptable approach that enables us to make the most of opportunities.

Location: Flexible with regular travel to our offices at  Granta Park, near Cambridge and meetings in London.

Salary: Circa £42,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is 24 October 2021. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as interviews and 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 certain date.

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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