Date Added: 14 January 2020
: 31 January 2020
Job Title: Policy Officer
Working For: Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Full job description available - https://www.amrc.org.uk/policy-officer
About the role
You will be part of a small but highly influential policy and public affairs team working at the heart of the medical research community. You will develop and communicate medical research charity sector policy by working with colleagues across the organisation and engage with AMRC member charities. Key areas of focus are likely to include the clinical research environment, access to innovation, research funding and Brexit. There will also be a public affairs dimension to the role that includes engagement work on relevant Bills as they progress through parliament.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will be highly organised, educated to degree level with ability for grasping and communicating complex issues clearly. You’ll need to be self-disciplined, adaptable and able to thrive in a busy environment with lots of challenges and tight deadlines. Experience and understanding of the role of medical research charities and the biomedical/clinical research environment in the UK are desirable.
This job may suit someone with experience of working in a science, biomedical/clinical research or health policy environment. The role is a great opportunity to build policy skills and experience and gain greater exposure to the medical research community.
The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation for the health and medical research charity world, influencing the policy and research environments by harnessing the collective strengths of our members, to demonstrate the sector’s positive impact on health and wellbeing.
We work with a range of opinion formers in government, parliament, industry and academia, to ensure the best possible environment for health and medical research charities in the UK, so patients benefit from the fruits of research.
Closing Date: 31 January 2020
Interview dates: week beginning 10 February
Anticipated start date: March/April 2019
Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining what makes you a strong candidate for this role to Dr Cat Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the role, or wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Cat.