Policy and Public Affairs Manager - Scotland
Diabetes is relentless and so are we.
We’re working to build, and grow, a powerful movement of people helping to achieve a world where diabetes does no harm.
We work alongside the diabetes community to raise awareness, make change happen and help people affected by diabetes live well and access better care.
We’re expanding our Diabetes Scotland team and so it’s an incredibly exciting time to join us.
We have a brilliant and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our ‘Connected Working’ framework which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role of course. We do not dictate the number of days you have to attend the office.
Interviews First Stage: 26 August 2022 (MS Teams)
Interviews Second Stage: 30 August 2022 (Glasgow Office)
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As Policy and Public Affairs Manager, you will play a vital role in helping to improve outcomes for people living with, and at risk of, diabetes and keep diabetes at the top of the political and heath agenda. You’ll do this through the development and delivery of our policy, influencing and campaigning work and supporting the National Director in external engagement.
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 be an excellent communicator and public speaker, skilled in analysis and interpretation of data, writing reports and able to convey complex information in a meaningful way to different audiences. You will also have a good knowledge of relevant policy areas, excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure, using your own initiative and as part of a team.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.
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 nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.
With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.
We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.
We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.
But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.
We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.
We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.
Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.
To find out more about what we do, check out our website.