We’re looking for a Global Policy & Advocacy Adviser to join our team. If you’re interested in global health, and want to use your skills to develop policy and influence policy-makers, then this could be the role for you.
Do you want to join a world-renowned organisation focused on improving health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive?
We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. In the next five years, we aim to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.
The Policy team works on a range of issues in the UK, Europe and around the world, delivering targeted interventions that change the way we think and act in health and research, backed by a robust evidence base.
We’re looking for a Global Policy & Advocacy Adviser to join our team. If you’re interested in global health, and want to use your skills to develop policy and influence policy-makers, then this could be the role for you. Reporting to the Global Policy & Advocacy Manager, you will deliver ambitious projects aimed at improving health for people around the world.
It is an exciting time to be joining Policy & Advocacy at Wellcome – we’re growing in size and ambition, and we’re working to influence how important issues are handled in the UK, Europe and around the world, including health research, health product development and responses to new health threats.
To be successful in this role you will:
- Have experience of policy and advocacy work (ideally in a global context) – with some public affairs experience
- Be a strategic thinker, able to show you can interpret complex information and contexts and make clear recommendations for action
- Be persuasive (with colleagues and externally)
- Be good at proactively building relationships with stakeholders
- Have the ability to prioritise and manage their workload
- Be able to work effectively with a wide range of people (at different levels, with different work styles, communication styles etc)