Date Added: 22 June 2022
: 1 July 2022
Job Title: Policy Officer
Working For: British Dental Association
Salary: £25,166 pa (£31,458 pa FTE)
Length of Contract: Permanent
The BDA is the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. We are the trade union, professional association and scientific society for dentists.
About the role
The successful applicant will support the work of a number of the BDA’s policy-making committees and will assist in the development of policy in relation to general dental practitioners, NHS and private dentistry, and issues particularly affecting early career dentists.
You’ll have a desire to be involved in policy development and influencing policy change, and you will be interested in health policy. You’ll be an excellent communicator, with the ability to express complex ideas and issues clearly and articulately in writing and speech. You’ll be well organised, able to manage deadlines effectively and work accurately under pressure. You’ll be comfortable managing the workload coming from several different policy-making committees. You’ll need to work closely with committee’s elected officers, so you’ll have great interpersonal skills and the ability to build and manage professional relationships effectively.
About your team
We’re a team of policy and research professionals, who pride ourselves on our extensive collective knowledge of dentistry and the high-quality secretarial support we provide to our committees and elected officers.
• Generous Pension Scheme
• Flexible working
• Health Cash Plan
• An Employee Assistance Programme
• Healthy Lifestyle Subsidy
• 25 days annual leave, 4 BDA Days over Christmas and New Year and 8 Bank holiday
(pro-rated for part-time staff)
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are particularly keen to receive applications from ethnic minority applicants who are underrepresented in this part of the BDA.
Closing Date: 1 July 2022
All applications must be made on a standard BDA application form. A detailed job description and an application form can be downloaded from the 'Work for Us' section on the BDA website at https://www.bda.org/about-the-bda/jobs
Completed forms are to be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org