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Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£40,708 - £43,615 per year

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Job description

We are looking for a Policy Officer within our Service Delivery Team. You will have demonstrable understanding of health and social care policy and related public policy developments in the UK, as well as an understanding of how policy decisions are influenced and made. You will have knowledge and experience of research and analysis relevant to health policy, as well as familiarity with and understanding of the core principles of both quantitative and qualitative research.

Salary: £40,708 - £43,615 per annum

Contract period: Permanent

Reporting to: Group Chief Executive

Team: Service Delivery

Location: Oxford / hybrid working (up to full time from home, in line with Picker's remote and home working policy - must be based in the UK)

In this role, you will support the development and implementation of Picker's policy influencing strategy to make person centred health and social care a reality for everyone. You will be responsible for monitoring policy and political developments, promoting evidence-based policies to advanced person centred care and building and maintaining relationships within the health policy world. You will leave on the development of policy outputs including briefings, position statements and white papers, working with colleagues to build evidence and articulate Picker's messages.

This role

In this role, you will:

  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of key health and social care policy and political developments
  • Lead on or assist with a range of high-profile policy projects, including the planning and development of projects, and contributing to analysis, writing and publication.
  • Identifying opportunities to contribute to public policy debates in health and social care, using evidence from Picker’s work and from the public domain to provide insightful thought leadership.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support policy analysis, responsive policy work, and to enhance Picker’s external profile across various audiences.
  • Lead on and assist with written outputs, such as topic-specific briefing papers, website copy, presentations and blog posts to communicate the findings of our work.
  • Carry out literature reviews and rapid scans of data and evidence to scope public policy positions on a range of key issues.
  • Present evidence and findings (both in writing and orally) about highly complex and sometimes contentious subjects to a wide range of audiences, ensuring an understanding of the subject and issues arising and enabling informed decision making
  • Support the drafting of responses to consultations, policy briefings, and other public policy initiatives, including relevant third party publications.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, partners, and collaborators relevant to our policy portfolio, including academic and health and social care policy communities.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams, creating strong links between other programmes and projects, to promote the use of services, products and survey findings that improve the quality of healthcare.

About You

You will have:

  • Understanding of health and social care policy and related public policy developments in the UK
  • Understanding of how policy decisions are influenced and made
  • Knowledge and experience of research and analysis relevant to health policy. This might include synthesising different kinds of evidence, carrying out interviews, or analysing data
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the core principles of both quantitative and qualitative research including strengths and limitations of different approaches and their use in different contexts
  • Evidence of being able to produce high quality written work for a range of audiences
  • Experience of developing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, collaborators or partners
  • An interest in healthcare quality and person centred care
  • Ability to analyse complex policy issues, assess their implications for Picker and our beneficiaries, and provide evidence-based recommendations
  • Excellent project management skills with a track record in undertaking and managing policy and/or research projects
  • Ability to present data and information to a wide range of audiences through formal and informal presentations, both written and oral
  • Ability to work independently under managerial direction, seeking advice on company policy or resource issues as required, and gain required approval at predetermined stages of projects
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience)

This is a summary of the job description. Please review the full job description below.

About Picker Institute Europe

Picker is an Oxford-based charity with an international reputation as a key authority in the measurement and improvement of patient experience. Our mission is to make person-centred health and social care a reality for everyone.

We evaluate the areas of health and social care that matter most to people, producing actionable and insightful results to drive advances in standards. If you are passionate about putting people at the forefront of healthcare services, then Picker could be the place for you.

Working with us

Here at Picker, we believe in treating our people well; from excellent career opportunities to a positive, collaborative culture. We all work with a shared set of values that inspire us to achieve the biggest impact.

Working alongside colleagues who are experts in their field, you will be part of a team contributing to our vision ‘the highest quality person centred care for all, always’. You will contribute to our research with NHS Trusts and many high profile charities, such as The British Heart Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer UK and Mind.

To support you we offer a friendly, person centred working culture with many benefits including:

  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities, including flexible start and finish times
  • Convenient Oxford location with free parking
  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 30 days, plus public holidays
  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days of annual leave
  • Christmas office closure (currently an additional 3 1/2 days leave)
  • Contributory company pension scheme (currently employer matching up to 8%)
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Free life assurance (currently 4 x salary)
  • Tailored learning and development, including access to complete iHasco training library
  • Health and wellbeing resources including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Regular calendar of social activities organised by a dedicated Social, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement team
Application resources
Application Instructions

Please include a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role (equivalent of 2 x A4 pages max)

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Picker Institute Europe View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 23 April 2024
Closing date: 23 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: PO/0424
Tags: Policy/Research

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