Edinburgh
£31,750 - £34,000 per year (pro-rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

About us

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future.

Our 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.

About the role

As Senior Policy Officer you will be part of the Patient Advocacy team which makes sure that the voice of myeloma patients counts with decision makers. This role is one of three in the team. All Senior Policy Officers are expected to apply their skills flexibly across key policy areas for myeloma, with this role holding lead responsibility for our work on strengthening the Patient Voice. You will also work with colleagues in communications and fundraising to make sure our supporters and the wider myeloma community understand the positive impact we make.

You will review and analyse policy documents, engage with external stakeholders, draft position papers, reports, and responses to consultations, and will contribute to our work to get to the most effective new myeloma treatments approved on the NHS. As Patient Voice lead you will have special responsibility for working with and stewarding our Advocacy Partner Panel, a group of patients and carers who provide insight and support to our patient advocacy work.

About you

You will have experience of analysing, developing, and communicating complex policy issues, strong communication skills and ability to prioritise a fast moving and wide-ranging workload. Empathy and sensitivity is also needed to work closely with patients and their family and friends. The successful candidate will have the confidence and maturity to be a highly regarded ambassador for Myeloma UK.

Refreshed on: 22 November 2021
Closed date: 02 December 2021
Job ref: 21/30
Tags: Policy/Research

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