Senior Policy Advisor

Senior Policy Advisor

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  • Sector:

    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns

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  • Salary:

    £40.5k - 45k per year

  • Contact :

    Jason Jederon

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  • Contact phone:

    07388 949510

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are seeking a Senior Policy Advisor on behalf of a national cancer charity. Based in London this role is responsible for the providing leadership and advice for the charities policy influencing priorities with a strong focus on health inequalities.
The role works closely with internal stakeholders to achieve policy change that that will affect and improve the lives of people living with cancer across the country.

Key responsibilities
- Analyse the external policy environment, identify the key drivers for improvement, and work with key internal and external stakeholders to develop strong and credible policy messages and solutions
- Provide expert and strategic policy and influencing advice to the colleagues in Policy, Campaigns and Influencing
- To work with colleagues in Policy, Campaigns and Influence (Geographies) to ensure policy development is informed by local intelligence and co-produce UK-wide policy positions
- Lead on cross-organisational policy influencing projects in collaboration with colleagues from other key departments
- Brief the media team on policy messages, act as a media spokesperson and ensure that the policy department is working closely with colleagues in press and digital media
-Build and maintain relationships with key policy stakeholders and represent the charity at relevant external meetings
and events

Experience & Skills required
- Excellent working knowledge of the external policy environment relating to health inequalities and levers for policy change
- Experience of delivering successful influencing projects in a policy related role, including the analysis of complex issues and senior-level engagement
- Experience of the health sector
- The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills
- The role requires a candidate with strong relationship building skills with the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders
- The role requires a candidate with strong negotiation and influencing skills
- The ability to produce clear, high quality briefings and reports and use social media effectively