Policy Officer

Wellcome Trust
£32,000 - £35,000
Closing date: 7 August 2017
Job Type: Paid
We are expanding our Global Policy Team and looking for Policy Officers to help us deliver Wellcome's policy priorities.

Job description

In one of these roles, you will lead small projects (and strands of wider projects) and support project teams to deliver Wellcome global health policy priorities, including important policy processes to enable Wellcome to build effective relationships with key stakeholder organisations and achieve impact on priority programmes.

Your work will be likely to include:

  • desk research and scoping at the start of projects
  • work with external stakeholders to identify areas of shared interest, and to maintain relationships through the course of projects
  • work with Wellcome's communications teams to formulate and deliver advocacy strategies in support of the project objectives
  • analysis covering specific issues within projects, for example analysis of stakeholder feedback or consequences arising from specific policy options and presenting clear recommendations
  • maintaining project documentation, for example reporting project progress, providing briefings for senior management and defining risks to project delivery.

Both permanent and fixed term roles are available. We will consider applications for part-time working for at least one of these roles.

Experience and skills

To succeed as a Policy Officer, you will need experience of:

  • working with policy processes, for example working with the preparation and analysis of policy options or standard progress reporting
  • stakeholder management - including the ability to prioritise stakeholders and build long-term relationships
  • convening and presenting at small to medium-sized meetings and leading on agenda items as required.

You will also need to have:

  • excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate key concepts and project objectives clearly to expert and non-expert audiences
  • ability to work flexibly across different areas of policy work
  • strong analytical and critical thinking skills - able to identify key considerations quickly.

Equally important will be your ability and willingness to learn more, develop skills and fill gaps in your knowledge, and to support others in doing the same. You will be a self-starter, comfortable working autonomously but with a strong team ethic and also able to work collaboratively in a matrix environment.

About us

We believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. At Wellcome, we help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and sparking debate.

Wellcome isn't just a supporter of great ideas; it's a great place to work. We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture where differences are valued.

Next steps

If you are talented and passionate about our work and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to improve health for everyone, then we'd like to hear from you. You can apply using the link below.

Application notes

Interview date: week commencing 21 August 2017. 

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.