Job Description

Company & Role Overview

Our client is a non-profit organisation with a passion for increasing the standards of healthcare provision in the UK. This organisation is committed to learning and developing opportunities to support building your skills and career with some fantastic benefits. Our client is looking for an experienced Head of Policy professional to come and join their team. The aim of this role is to manage company policies in line with the organisations regulations. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Own and keep under review regulatory framework, overseeing the development of regulatory standards, guidance and policy, ensuring relevant
  • Build and oversee mature and productive relationships with key stakeholders and support achievement of wider strategic objectives
  • Ensure the organisations framework standards are met
  • Maintain a broad and deep key understanding of relevant policy, governmental and societal developments
  • Providing clear and relevant briefings for senior leaders and ensuring an effective and agile organisational response
  • Liaise closely with colleagues from across the organisation and relevant suppliers
  • Work closely with Professional Liaison and Communications colleagues to ensure our standards are accessible and understood
  • Provide thought leadership in regulations through an ongoing programme of publications and external engagements including promoting at conferences, meetings, working groups and other events
  • Scope and delegation
  • Responsible for the Policy and Strategic Relationships Department
  • Manage Departmental budget operating within the budgetary limits and in accordance with financial policies, including preparing annual budgets, engaging suppliers and approving and monitoring expenditure.
  • Deputise for the Executive Director of Professional Practice and Insight of absence as required.
  • Model expected behaviours in delivering to the values of the organisation, including championing equality, diversity and inclusion in all you do
  • Be accountable for a proactive approach to risk management and adherence to governance protocols ensuring risks and issues are assessed, reported and, where appropriate, escalated

Requirements

  • Educated to a degree level or have equivalent skills & knowledge
  • Background in regulation or healthcare profession
  • Development of policy and guidance, preferably within a regulatory setting and/or the public sector
  • Experience of developing and implementing a stakeholder management building effective with both internal and external stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of policy environments
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills to build strategic coalitions to deliver improvements
  • Strong personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ability to embed these values at the heart of policy work
  • Professional Legal Qualification (Desirable)

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