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Policy & Public Affairs Manager

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

Job Introduction

We are seeking a first-class Policy and Public Affairs Manager to join our Diabetes Scotland team. This post will lead the strategic planning, development and implementation of policy and public affairs in Scotland and work collaboratively with the Diabetes UK Policy, Campaigns and Mobilisation team on wider policy development and UK campaigns in order to inform and influence others inside and outside of Diabetes Scotland. 

Interviews: 19 and 20 August 2020

Role Responsibility

The Policy and Public Affairs Manager will play a key role in the development and coordination of policy, knowledge and insight, public affairs campaigns, reports, events and promotion of the policy agenda across Diabetes Scotland and across UK.  The role will also help influence the wider policy agenda through networking, horizon scanning, partnership working, consultation responses, insight and evidence gathering and promotion of policy positions.     

The Ideal Candidate

You will have experience of working in a policy and public affairs role in a similar organisation and be able to demonstrate first class strategic thinking and planning skills.  You will also be an excellent communicator and public speaker, skilled in analysis, writing reports, copy and other policy content for public and professional audiences.  You will also have a broad knowledge of relevant policy areas, excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure, at your own initiative and as part of a team.

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)
  • 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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