International Policy Manager - RCN00904

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

Contract type: Permanent

The Royal College of Nursing is an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. 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 One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

International Policy Manager
RCN UK HQ, 35 Hours per week, Permanent contract

As the International Policy Manager, you'll take your positive attitude, and passion for influencing UK, European and international nursing and health policy, to work with members and stakeholders to deliver effective strategies for influencing.

It's a job full of possibilities as you will lead the design, delivery and evaluation of programmes of work to achieve positive change for the nursing community in the UK and internationally. You'll also be identifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration with professionals, organisations; and European and international agencies; to develop learning and evidence with partners and stakeholders.

We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work-plans, aligned to key strategic priorities and the Department operational plan to achieve outcome-based objectives and deliver high quality outputs within deadlines. You'll be responsible for developing and drafting clear, consistent high-quality evidence-based policy positions with robust and credible solutions for positive change. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you find new ways to achieve positive policy change with and on behalf of our members.

As our International Policy Manager, you will design and deliver high quality programmes which achieve positive change through evidence-based policy solutions and effective influencing. You will also build and sustain relationships with European and international alliances, ensuring that these are utilised effectively to achieve organisational priorities.

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 analyse the UK and international external political and policy landscape to identify specific levers for change; manage activity within a high performing team responsible for delivering effective policy influencing and, ideally, a background in successfully influencing for change working across geographical, organisational and disciplinary boundaries.

Whatever your background, you'll be passionate, efficient and show a real member focus in all you do.

The ability to build and sustain strong professional relationships with Government and other officials, as well as European and international alliances, and encourage close collaboration between RCN departments is at the heart of this management 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, Head of Policy and Public Affairs (UK & International) on 0207 647 3896.

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

Closing Date: Midnight on 03 March 2019

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 04 April 2019

Interview date: 2019-04-04

Contracted hours: 35

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