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Policy & Care Improvement Manager - Northern Ireland

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

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland aims to help over 100,000 people living with diabetes manage their condition effectively by providing information, advice and support.  We campaign with people living with diabetes as well as healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care across the Health Service.  We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes and work to stem the rising tide of this serious and life-changing condition. 

Application closing date: Monday, 14th July 2019    
Interview date/dates: Between Thursday 1st and Monday 5th August 2019 

Role Responsibility

The Policy & Care Improvement Manager will be responsible for supporting policy and care improvement initiatives to improve the lives of people living with or at risk of diabetes. They will be required to develop and maintain meaningful and constructive engagement with key stakeholders to influence policy and drive productive change, leading to improvements in diabetes care in Northern Ireland. He/she will also be responsible for supporting the development of and working with volunteers, to support the National aims of improving diabetes service delivery

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Build effective relationships and motivate others
  • Analyse and develop policy positions for the charity and influence the policy development process of external agencies such as the NHS, Northern Ireland Government etc.
  • Produce well written policy documents, briefings and content for National Director, publications such as our State of the Nation, Annual and campaign reports and materials 
  • Proven experience of working in an influencing or campaigning role
  • Proven experience in change management systems delivered at a local or national level

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 £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • 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

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

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've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

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 - click here

Diabetes UK

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