Policy Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: London

Salary: £41,585 - £53,495 (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 05 March 2020

Interview Date: 19 March

Contact: Katie Tibbles - Katherine.tibbles@alzheimers.org.uk

Policy Manager

Reference Number: VAC1197

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 on the closing date

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. There will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK by 2015 with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

About the role

Our five year strategy sets out ambitious aims, built around three core pillars, to change the landscape of dementia forever. With dementia firmly on the public policy agenda we have an ambitious programme of work, including making society more inclusive of people with dementia and influencing the government and NHS structures. We are looking to recruit a skilled Policy Manager to lead this work.

In addition to hugely raising the profile of dementia and social care reform in recent months, our current high profile activity in prioritising the key issues and calling for high level reform is dependent on the development and use of high quality, meaningful policy evidence that sets out the issues with clarity and supports our campaigning and lobbying calls.

Reporting to the Head of Policy you will work independently and proactively, leading the policy team in identifying and developing key areas of policy work, building relationships with key policy influencers and briefing colleagues.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in developing and providing inspiring and successful evidence based policy activity. You will have experience of planning and delivering high profile policy activity and the ability to communicate with and influencing key stakeholders through dynamic leadership of a skilled policy team.

About you
The Policy Manager will report to the Head of Policy and will be a member of the Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships directorate, liaising at all levels inside the organisation.

A natural leader, you will have responsibility for managing the Policy Team and a wide range of key work areas, with a dedicated and high performing team.  You will be a dynamic, skilled policy expert, playing an integral role in shaping Alzheimer’s Society’s future strategy direction and wider focus to support the directorate in policy development, evidence gathering and influencing to effect lasting change for people affected by dementia.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact Gavin Terry, Head of Policy at gavin.terry@alzheimers.org.uk or telephone 07792 195407.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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