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Healthcare Engagement Manager - Northern Ireland

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Diabetes UK it’s our mission to tackle diabetes, day in and day out, until it can do no harm. We want to continue to improve the quality and standards of diabetes care in Northern Ireland, so people get the care they need to live well and for longer.

As Healthcare Engagement Manager, you will have a genuine passion for, and substantial experience in, championing services and supporting healthcare professionals. Working closely with the National Director, you will play a vital role in developing relationships in the Health Service and focusing on delivery of outcomes with the Diabetes Network for NI to support improvements in diabetes care. 

The Healthcare Engagement Manager will be responsible for improving the lives of people with diabetes with particular emphasis on promoting improvements in diabetes prevention and care through engagement and collaboration with HCPs across NI and working closely with the National Director.

Interviews: 8th October 2021

Role Responsibility

As Healthcare Engagement Manager within the Diabetes UK NI team, you will play a significant role in supporting improvements in diabetes care in line with Diabetes UK’s outcomes-led strategy and the Diabetes Strategic Framework. You will work in partnership with local healthcare professionals, and the Diabetes Network for NI, to bring about improvements in the prevention of diabetes and in the delivery of care. This will be influenced by the relationships you build with the local diabetes community, sharing their lived experience of this relentless condition, to better support their healthcare journey. You will be enthusiastic and resourceful in supporting people to live well with diabetes, developing and delivering activities in support of the charity’s priorities. Flexibility in working some evenings and weekends will be required. 

The Ideal Candidate

As Healthcare Engagement Manager for Northern Ireland, you will be confident in developing and maintaining excellent relationships and networking with a range of experts.  You will be skilled in gathering and analysing insights from a range of sources and identifying core issues, trends, and pressures, and you will thrive on identifying or creating solutions and support. 

As Healthcare Engagement Manager you will be passionate about facilitating, enabling, and encouraging the involvement of people with diabetes in our work, from a broad range of age groups, ethnicities, communities, and backgrounds, and you will understand the complexities around this.  You will feel comfortable with being challenged and challenging others. For this role, excellent organisation and communication skills are vital as are the ability to work as part of a team and to work independently. 

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, there’s no day off. So, at Diabetes UK, we’re leading the fight every day, campaigning for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.  

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We’re very excited to have been placed in the top 30 best UK charities to work for, and in the top 75 best large companies in London.

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do please visit our website

Diabetes UK

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