Policy Advisor

Salary: £51,000 + generous benefits

Contract: Full time, permanent

Location:  London, Westminster (we encourage flexible working and therefore do not require you to work from our office full time)

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 22 August 2022

Interviews:  5/6 September 2022

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. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £104bn of annual expenditure and employing more than one million staff.

The purpose of this role is to influence the national policy agenda on matters relating to ambulance services (including the urgent and emergency care pathway, 999, NHS 111, and patient transport services) and operational performance (including access standards, progress against national targets, planning and prioritisation) on behalf of our membership of trusts.

This role is an exciting opportunity to support Trust leaders as they respond to a challenging and changing environment. This is a diverse role, which will require the post-holder to be flexible, adapt to a rapidly changing external landscape, responsively manage a wide-ranging portfolio, and contribute to work across the policy team including system working, finance and workforce.

Background knowledge of the ambulance sector and operational performance would be advantageous but is not essential for success in this role. The key requirements are to have an appreciation of the policy implications of the portfolio, and to build effective working relationships both within and outside the organisation. The role will be of interest to all applicants who wish to broaden their experience of health policy and develop their understanding of ambulance services and operational planning and prioritisation.

Some examples of the type of work the postholder would be involved in can be found here:


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To apply, please send a CV and cover letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to HR Team at recruitment@nhsproviders.org.

Please also complete the online interactive equal opportunities monitoring form above as part of your application

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