London, Greater London
£28,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The opportunity

Do you have experience working in policy? Are you passionate about driving change in government promoting the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) mission to beat heartbreak forever and advocating for the 7 million people living in the UK with a heart and circulatory disease? 

If so, you may be the Policy Officer we need!

About the role

You’ll focus on our work in prevention and will be involved in the research, develop and dissemination of policy positions to support the BHF’s strategic aim to improve population-level health and reduce the risk of heart and circulatory diseases.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of topics relevant to our population-level health portfolio: obesity and diet, tobacco, air pollution and public health systems, and will be responsible for researching and drafting new policy positions, proactively identifying gaps and opportunities

The BHF Policy and Public Affairs team exists to build support amongst key decision makers so that we can beat heart disease for good. We develop the BHF’s position and engage and influence stakeholders to help ensure the UK remains a global leader in heart and circulatory research.

About you

With an excellent technical grasp of your policy portfolio, looking to continually develop the portfolio further, you’ll have an active interest in policy development and a specific interest in health and influencing health policy, able to drive forward a positive agenda of change for everyone affected by heart and circulatory disease.

With previous experience of policy work, you'll have strong analytical, writing, and research skills, as well as relevant stakeholder engagement experience and be able to identify other partners within/outside the sector to engage with to drive policy change.

With strong communication and relationship building skills you'll be able to work collaboratively in a friendly and busy team. You'll also possess excellent research and analysis skills.
 
You’ll be able to work on your own initiative. With strong time management and organisation skills you'll have the ability to work under pressure. 

Come and join an exciting and growing policy team in a supportive, inclusive environment. 

About us

By joining our dedicated teams, you will be part of helping to create the next big breakthrough, from heart transplants and pacemakers, to stents and clot busting drugs. We will beat the heartbreak these conditions cause.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life.  Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

Interview process

Interviews will be held virtually via MS Teams.

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Refreshed on: 04 May 2021
Closed date: 10 May 2021
Tags: Policy/Research

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