Policy and Delivery Manager

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Job title: Policy and Delivery Manager
Location: Leeds/London/home based
Role: Permanent (Full time, 36.5 hours per week)
Salary: £36,150 plus £4,000 London weighting allowance if applicable

The person

 We would love to hear from you if:

  • you are a strong communicator with a passion for the written word and enjoy the skill involved in crafting documents that engage their audience while delivering accurate information.
  • researching and investigating is an instinct because the detail matters!
  • you have been working recently in primary care either with or supporting general practice
  • you are curious and inquisitive
  • you are not afraid to ask questions and this extends to your wider view of the world paying great attention current affairs
  • you have an in depth understanding of politics.
    This role would also suit someone who is keen to take steps into leadership and there will be plenty of development opportunity if this is your ambition.

The role

The successful candidate will play a significant role in the PCN Network team to develop and deliver our policy work. This involves gathering the views of members, facilitating the sharing of best practice between them, and translating national guidance into easy-to-read briefings. The role will also have a key function in building external relationships and identifying opportunities for collaboration.

On a day to day basis the post holder will:

  • Project manage and deliver policy implementation products from the PCN network such as its briefings, articles, roundtables and consultation responses
  • Provide expertise and a good understanding of current primary care policy within the team
  • Support the PCN team to influence policy design at a national level and implementation locally
  • Work on specific policy projects on a responsive basis, individually or working collaboratively with the wider policy team
  • Work with Communications colleagues to feed into press statements which are developed by the PCN Network to respond to enquiries from the media or proactively promote our work or that of the networks.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with external organisations to develop joint policy projects and products where appropriate.
  • Ensure connectivity and provide relevant content into the NHS Confederation’s core policy work programme, and wider stakeholders to ensure the PCN voice connects to system level conversations or lobbying activity as part of the confederation’s integrated member offer.
  • Represent the PCN Network at external events and meetings, promoting network activity, member products and keeping in touch with the work of key stakeholders

The organisation

 You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexible working, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

The NHS Confederation is a membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisation’s that plan, commission and provide NHS services with our members drawn from every part of the health and care system. At the NHS Confederation we are passionate about our values (voice, openness, integrity, challenge, empowerment and respect). These are supported by a set of behaviours that demonstrate the attitudes and approach we take to work.

The PCN Network plays a key role in the delivery of the policy and influencing work undertaken by the NHS Confederation on behalf of its members. This includes:

  • Informing members of the changing health and care landscape in a concise and accessible way
  • Representing the interests of our members at the highest levels ensuring their views and concerns are heard in the political, professional and public arenas
  • Influencing the development of national policy relevant to members across government and arms-length bodies
  • Supporting members by providing a ‘safe space’ where they can share views and explore ideas about the issues they face.

The PCN network works closely with other NHS Confederation directorates – policy, membership, and communications to produce publications, briefings and thought leadership pieces to highlight important policy issues facing members and to help spread learning. It also works closely with other NHS Confederation constituencies – Integrated Care Systems, Community Providers, Mental Health on a wide range of issues relevant to our members. Throughout the work of the Network is driven by the needs and priorities of our members.

The NHS Confederation welcomes all applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to recruiting the best person for the job through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We believe it is essential to build a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

How to apply

To apply please read the job description and complete the application form, send your application to jobapplications@nhsconfed.org

If you wish to discuss the post before applying, then please contact Karen Higgins – karen.higgins@nhsconfed.org

Application deadline: Monday 2nd November 2020 (midnight)

Interview date: Wednesday 18th November or Thursday 19th November. You will need to allow 3 hours for the interview process which will include a short activity to test your skills.

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