Policy Officer (Education and Professional Development)

The British Dietetic Association

These are exciting  roles working for a leading professional body and trade union.

The British Dietetic Association is a professional body and trade union and is the leading organisation of nutrition professionals in the UK; representing the nutrition and dietetic workforce across all sectors. We are a not-for-profit organisation based in Birmingham employing dedicated, dynamic and professional staff, who deliver services for our membership of over 9,000 dietitians.

Hours: 36 hours per week

Benefits include: 29.5 days holiday, flexible working policy, non-contributory healthcare benefits and a company pension scheme.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 23 January 2018 (12 noon)

Interview Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

About the role:

We are currently looking for 2 Policy Officers

The Policy Officer is a key point of contact within the Education and Professional Development Team for education, CPD, research and evidence based practice for the membership and has a key role in providing input to international collaborations and national strategies across the UK. The role supports the Education and Professional Practice Board, committees and working groups to develop, promote and deliver education and practice strategies and develop the dietetic workforce.

About you:

The successful candidates will have knowledge of the application of research to practice within dietetics and / or nutrition and will hold a dietetic or nutrition or healthcare / AHP BSc Hons. You will have a strategic understanding of continuing professional development and the link to personal development and development of the profession. Experience of professional education and training in an allied health or related field is essential, as is knowledge of multi- and inter-professional education and training strategies and of health structures and function.

Additionally, you will have experience of practice within a health-related service (such as NHS, Local Authority Public Health, or University Health School or faculty) and of involvement with practice guidance development.  Research, audit or service evaluation involvement is also essential. You will be skilled with the use of Office software. Ideally you will have experience of quality processes and systems and hold a post graduate diploma / MSc. Knowledge of multi and inter-professional education and training strategies would be an advantage, as would knowledge of higher education structures and function.

Experience of research methodologies as applied to health or economic research would be an advantage, as would experience of supporting formal committees within a membership organisation. It would also be beneficial if you have experience of working with national bodies or within voluntary or membership body. Involvement with practice guidance development would also be an advantage.

You may have experience of the following: Policy Officer, Legislation, Lobby, Lobbyist, Policy Planning, Researcher, Public Affairs, Policy Executive, Policy Assistant, Policy Administrator, Regulation, Regulatory, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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