MS Society
Finsbury Park, Greater London (Hybrid)
£38,891 - £44,336 per annum plus excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Position: Policy Manager (Health and Care)
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based in London, N4 with the flexibility to work remotely (occasional travel required)
Salary: £38,891 - £44,336 per annum plus excellent benefits  
Salary Band: Band F2
Department: Policy and Evidence team

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

We’re looking for a Policy Manager for Health and Care to join our Policy and Evidence team. Helping us secure improvements to vital services and support that people with MS, their families and carers, rely on to live well.

2022 will be a crucial year in health and care policy. You’ll be working across a large and varied portfolio encompassing both the major currents of UK health policy and more focussed work on MS-specific priorities.

We have strong relationships across the sector. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with coalition partners as a thought leader on major issues like social care reform, the Health and Care Bill and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Priorities closer to home include supporting the next phase of our Neurology Now campaign to improve neurology healthcare services. And a campaign to improve access to symptom management medicines like Sativex.

You’ll be contributing to the development of our policy positions, campaigns and influencing programmes.

You’ll have a central leadership role across the team in ensuring that our policy work is built around strong evidence, informed by and developed with people living with MS, their carers and health and care professionals.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a high-performing team operating at the heart of a friendly and supportive directorate with an excellent track record of influencing policy change.

About you

You’ll have experience of working in a policy or influencing role and knowledge of the policy making processes that surround health and/or care in the UK.

You’ll be a strategic, analytical thinker, able to understand complex subjects and construct persuasive arguments. And you’ll have excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

You’ll also have strong leadership skills. And the ability to unite disparate team members and stakeholders around a clear vision, driving forward a plan of action to achieve it.

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 7 February



We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form attached and submit it with your application. 

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment. 

We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

No agencies please.

Refreshed on: 30 January 2022
Closed date: 07 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 159456_MS
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research