NHS Providers is looking for a new Policy Advisor to lead on their work on quality of care
NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS.
During the pandemic, the NHS has assumed an even more pivotal role and significance in all of our lives. NHS Providers plays a key role in ensuring that the public are suitably informed about the condition and concerns of the NHS, and that politicians and other stakeholders understand the extraordinarily challenging circumstances our members are facing.
NHS Providers’ role is to support and act as the collective voice for these organisations, which together employ more than 1m people, to help them deliver high-quality, patient-focused care.
Ellwood Atfield has exclusively partnered with NHS Providers to recruit a policy advisor to join our busy and high performing team. Reporting to the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, the postholder will develop and implement a programme of work focused on the quality of care in the NHS. The goals of this programme are to influence the national policy agenda on matters relating to quality on behalf of NHS trusts, and to support trusts by capturing and sharing good practice and building effective relationships with key national stakeholders.
- Work with internal and external stakeholders to set priorities for quality policy work at NHS Providers and develop and deliver a work programme around them.
- Monitor policy developments and data and gather intelligence from members and external organisations. Proactively develop insights and ideas for intelligence gathering, influencing and profile-building.
- Provide insights and intelligence for NHS Providers members, and ensure that expertise, policy knowledge and emerging learning on strategically important policy issues are shared across the membership.
- Lead on and contribute to policy projects and influencing activity relevant to the post’s remit. This may include undertaking policy analysis, drafting submissions and consultation responses, and commenting confidentially on draft national guidance.
- Advise and brief the chief executive, deputy chief executive, director of policy and strategy, and the heads of policy, on issues within the post’s remit.
- Line or matrix manage policy officers and assistants as required.
Key skills required
- Strong track record of analysing and influencing complex policy issues and/or developing policy in a comparable setting
- Managing complex stakeholder relationships, particularly at a senior level
- Preparation of accessible high-quality outputs such consultation responses, blogs and reports
- Acting as a respected external advocate for an organisation
A full job description can be found here.
Ellwood Atfield have partnered exclusively with NHS Providers, applications will close on at 9am on Tuesday 12 October 2022. If you are interested this role, please send through your CV and covering letter by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.