Edinburgh
£25,000 - £30,000 per year depending on experience
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About us

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma – the second most common form of blood cancer. It originates in the bone marrow and currently affects around 17,500 people in the UK. Whilst treatable, myeloma is not yet curable.

Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. We are dedicated to ensuring that patients get access to the right treatment at the right time, and to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education and awareness raising. We also provide a range of information and support services to patients, family and friends to help deal with a diagnosis of myeloma.

The Patient Advocacy team works to ensure that the patient voice is heard and acted upon by key decision makers.  We ensure the needs and priorities of patients are understood, represented, valued and addressed in developing treatment and care.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a driven and dynamic team, carrying out policy research to provide a better understanding of the wider healthcare and policy landscape to enable us to advocate for better patient services.

The post holder will focus on research, analysis and preparation of health technology assessment appraisals for the UK’s drug approval bodies.

About you

You will have experience of policy research and analysis and communicating complex policy issues.  Previous experience of working in the health policy landscape would also be an advantage. 

You will have excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.  You will need excellent analytical skills and be able to quickly and accurately summarise complex policy documents and present findings to a range of audiences.

You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and able to conduct literature searches and have awareness of appropriate evidence sources and research methods in health and social care. You will also have the ability to develop your work load, manage a wide range of tasks, and prioritise effectively. The ability to work well under pressure is essential for this role. 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 February.

Posted on: 14 January 2020
Closed date: 03 February 2020
Job ref: 20/02
Tags: Policy/Research, Advocacy