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.
By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations 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.
A vacancy has arisen for a Policy Manager to join our dynamic and well-respected policy team. We work to support and influence the policy environment to ensure that scientists can undertake research to better understand the diseases that cause dementia and to discover life changing treatments. We are also working to prepare health systems to be ready for future dementia treatments.
Policy and Public Affairs is a creative directorate, and the post holder will have opportunities to take initiative and work on projects that take the charity in new directions. The postholder will report to, and work closely with, the Head of Policy (Prevention, Early Detection and Diagnosis) as well as the wider Policy and Public Affairs team. The role may include work in London and elsewhere in the UK.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- The portfolio of this post will particularly focus on: reducing the risk of developing dementia; identifying and diagnosing people at the earliest stages of disease progression and the policy, advocacy and public engagement components of the EDoN initiative.
- To develop and lead programmes of work on key strategic policy areas that position ARUK as a key influencer both nationally and internationally, particularly focusing on how people with dementia will be identified and diagnosed at an early stage of disease to access future treatments.
- Provide expertise on the NHS processes and pathways, and adoption of new diagnostics and technologies, and brings forth new innovative policy ideas and solutions that deliver on our strategic priorities
- Develop and maintain mechanisms to keep abreast of the policy environment, particularly in relation to the NHS, early diagnosis and access to and uptake of new diagnostic tools
- Oversee the work of, contribute to the development and line manage two Policy Advisers
What we are looking for:
- Educated to Degree Level – or equivalent
- Experience of working in policy development
- Ability to manage a broad programme of work
- Experience of building constructive relationships with stakeholders
- Excellent personal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people at all levels both face to face and remotely
- Experience of delivering analytical projects
- Experience of writing complex policy reports
- Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to write professionally, with an ability to adapt communication style for different audiences to maximise impact
- Ability to analyse and interpret complex data to identify key messages
- Ability to manage and develop people
- Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
- Strong negotiation skills
- Experience of delivering consultation responses and working with government teams to embed ideas
- Confidence working with computers – good knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.
Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum, plus benefits
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.
The closing date for applications is the 22nd November 2020, with interviews being held on the 30th November and/or 1st December 2020. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates.
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 review the vacancy information pack or visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
Should you have any questions or wish to discuss your application further, please contact the HR Team via information on our website.