Policy Manager - RCN00668

Policy | RCN UK HQ | £58,242 (including inner London weighting of £4,110)

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with possibilities. A place where qualified nurses work alongside professionals in IT, Legal, Finance and HR - all for the greater good. To improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine you're one of them. You'll immediately be a part of the largest trade union and professional body for nursing in the UK with 17 national locations and around 435,000 members.

Join us and you'll discover plenty of opportunities to shape the health policies of the future, as well as your own career. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

We're number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Policy Manager (UK & International)

RCN HQ London, 35 Hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until the end of December 2018

As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic and international nursing and health policy and legislative developments.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in the management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme, and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.

As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Antonia Borneo on 0207 647 3754.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Closing Date: Midnight on 19th March 2018

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 3rd April 2018

Interview date: 2018-03-27

Contracted hours: 35

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