E14, London
Liverpool, Merseyside
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£27,900 per year
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Policy & Advocacy Officer (London and Manchester / Leeds / Liverpool)

We are looking for a committed and motivated individual to join us as Policy & Advocacy Officer, playing a key role in our policy and advocacy team and organisation, driving and shaping health policy debates and delivering programmes to advance the right to health in the UK. 


Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 400 projects in 80 countries through 3,000 volunteers. Our vision is of a world where barriers to health have been overcome, where health is acknowledged as a fundamental right. Through innovative medical programmes and evidence-based advocacy, we empower excluded people and communities to claim their right to health while fighting for universal access to healthcare


As Policy & Advocacy Officer you will work to maximise DOTW’s influence and impact on health policy debates whilst influencing practice in health services to ensure accessible and equitable healthcare for everyone living in the UK. As part of the policy and advocacy team, you will support our evidence-based advocacy work and deliver projects to:

  • maximise the impact Doctors of the World UK’s experience here in the UK and abroad
  • empower healthcare professionals and patients
  • advance the right to health


A central part of the role will be delivering our Safe Surgeries initiative, which supports GP practices to address the barriers that prevent people from accessing primary care. This involves leading proactive engagement with Clinical Commissioning Groups, local public health teams, GP practices and healthcare professionals, third sector partners and MPs, as well as delivering training and developing resources.


Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within DOTW.

If you have relevant experience for the role but are not sure about applying please contact us to discuss the role further.  

Part time/job share considered.


Please read the full JD (attached) to find out more about this role.

Fixed Term Contract - 12 months, 37.5 hours per week

1 role in London, 1 role in North (flexible: Liverpool, Manchester or Leeds)

To apply: Please send us an updated copy of your CV along with a cover letter (2 sides of a4 maximum) explaining how you meet the key duties of the role.

Please note: to apply for a position with Doctors of the World UK, you must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom (in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996). You will need to provide two referees. We will not contact any of your referees until we are at a stage to offer you the position.

Closing Date: Sunday 22 September (@ 11:59 pm)

More about Doctors of the World UK
Doctors of the World UK

Doctors of the World is an independent humanitarian movement working at home and abroad to empower excluded people to access healthcare.

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Posted on: 28 August 2019
Closed date: 22 September 2019
Job ref: Policy & Advocacy Officers (London and North)
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy

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