Motor Neurone Disease MND Association Jobs as Policy Adviser at Northampton,England,UnitedKingdom 2022

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About the job


Salary: Competitive plus excellent company benefits

Location: London Office with hybrid-working

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

We are looking for TWO Policy Advisers with a keen interest in health policy to work within our dedicated External Affairs Team and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. As a successful candidate, you will have an understanding of UK political systems and experience of outcome-focussed research and policy development and analysis.

One of these Policy Advisor roles will focus on research and healthcare. The other role has a more generalist brief which will cover other issues of relevance to people living with MND, such as welfare support and accessible housing. Please see the job descriptions for full details of each vacancy.

This role is based at our London office, where we operate a trusting, collaborative, and hybrid working policy which gives the flexibility needed to split your working time between the workplace and your home.

About the role

This is a fantastic time to join the Association, following our recent success with the United to End MND and Scrap 6 Months campaigns. As a Policy Adviser, you will help to build upon those successes with the team, taking these campaigns, and others forward; ensuring that our work makes a substantial difference to people living with and effected by MND.

You will be responsible for identifying, researching, and developing policy positions on a range of public issues important to the MND Association. Acting as a representative to external stakeholders, including government, private contractors in welfare, academics, think tanks, charities, and professional bodies. Keeping up to date with policy developments is vital as you support work to influence decision-makers.

These roles will see you manage the Association’s policy areas, leading on engagement, setting the agenda, deciding priorities, and taking them forward to improve Government policy.

What are we looking for?

You will need to understand UK political systems, including Government departments, Westminster, and the Devolved Nations as the scope of these roles covers England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

We are looking for knowledge of current health, disability and welfare policy structures, ways of working, and related issues. You will also have experience of outcome-focussed research and policy development and analysis.

Your key skills will include strong analytical and research skills, the ability to analyse and comment on complex issues, good interpersonal, influencing and negotiation, and excellent communication.

The role is described in more detail in the job description and under additional information.

What can we offer?

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include: Cycle to work, Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working

How to apply?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply online now and submit a CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the following criteria:

  • Familiarity with UK political systems, including Government departments, Westminster, and the devolved nations.
  • Experience of undertaking outcome-focussed research and policy development and analysis.
  • Ability to represent the MND Association to outside audiences in a professional manner.

About Us

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We operate a hybrid working environment within a flexible office space using the latest technology and digital infrastructure. This, together with a high level of trust and performance driven culture, gives staff the freedom and flexibility to work in the best way for them, the Association and, most importantly, people with MND.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

Important Notices

The MND Association operates a hybrid working culture and therefore we are open to discussing the possibility of variable hours, remote or home working, flexible start, and finish times etc.

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

Our selection process will be multi-stage; this may include video call screening, and competency-based interview/s.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role. We work hard to fill our roles directly and if assistance is required, we operate a PSL, which currently closed for review. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies/ head-hunters.


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