Policy Officer

Universities UK - Medical Schools Council

Grade: Operational 1 

Responsible To: Policy Adviser

A well organised, calm, tenacious and effective Policy Officer is required to join a busy office working at the interface between healthcare and higher education. The role holder will have policy responsibility for a number of committees, alongside event and basic project management. These roles will support a combination of the Medical Schools Council and the Association of UK University Hospitals.

The role holder will need to have excellent written and oral communication skills, be well organised and have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure. It will provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in health or higher education policy as it involves exposure at the highest level to many aspects of education, research and service delivery in medical, dental and veterinary schools and in university hospitals.

Background:

The Medical Schools Council provides the Secretariat for separate but complementary organisations at the interface between healthcare and higher education: the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the Dental Schools Council (DSC), the Pharmacy Schools Council (DSC), the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC), the Association of Dental Hospitals and the Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH). In turn each of these organisations comprises working groups and sub-committees working with clinical academics and NHS leaders at the highest of levels.

The MSC runs a number of high profile programmes of work focusing on optimising assessment processes and widening participation. These innovative projects are world-leading and make a big impact on medical education in the UK. MSC is a data driven organisation that focuses on evidence based policy making.

Please visit the following link for more information and to apply for the role: https://www.uukjobs.co.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1178&forced=1

Closing date: 03/01/2018
Interview Date: 24/01/2018  

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