Policy Adviser - RCN01447
Policy | RCN UK HQ | £44,820 (including inner London weighting of £4314)
Contract type: Permanent
At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 450,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
RCN UK HQ (London), 35 hours per week, Permanent
Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.
As a Policy Adviser, you’ll use your knowledge of the UK policy landscape and your ability to think critically and creatively to develop and produce effective policy recommendations, solutions and influencing strategies for the nursing profession.
It's a job full of possibilities as you will get involved in anything from scoping, planning and delivering projects to developing professional relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders. You will collaborate with policy colleagues from across the UK countries and wider RCN functions.
We'll look to you to: support furthering the understanding of nursing, policy and practice priority issues across the UK; ensure projects are delivered in a collaborative, timely and cost effective manner to a high quality standard; actively engage with RCN members; and generate relevant evidence to support policy change in the UK. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.
A key part of what you do will be to propose, design and deliver innovative approaches for methods to secure policy change in the UK through matrix working. As part of this you’ll contribute in some organisation wide projects whilst influencing stakeholders and building key relationships.
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 external policy and political landscape in the UK to identify specific issues and levers for change. You will also have the ability to produce detailed and consistently high-quality policy and data analysis, and policy recommendations supported by a credible evidence-based case for change.
Ideally, you’ll have a background in a relevant area such as working in a delivering role providing analysis and developing policy positions, recommendations and/or experience in negotiating and delivering complex and collegiate partnership work with external agencies and organisations.
Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate, collaborative and show a real member focus in all you do.
Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.
We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.
For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Abbie Johnson, UK & England Policy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact email@example.com
Please note, we will be monitoring applications and should we receive a suitable number of applications after a week of posting this advert, this vacancy may close early.
Opening Date: 21 April 2021
Closing Date: 11.59pm on 19 May 2021
Interview and Assessment Centre Date: 04 June 2021
Interview date: 04/06/2021
Contracted hours: 35