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- Policy Officer, UK

Policy Officer

The British Heart Foundation

Location:London (Head Office)
Salary Details:£30,000 p/a + benefits

Closing Date:21 Nov 2017

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years our work has been crucial to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help.

About the role

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) policy and public affairs team exists to build support amongst key decision makers so that we can beat heart disease for good. We develop the BHF’s positions and engage and influence stakeholders to help ensure the UK remains a global leader in cardiovascular research and to support the health service to deliver the best care to people living with cardiovascular disease.

The team are recruiting a graduate-level policy officer to work on research policy issues, to help ensure that the UK science environment is as supportive as possible of the work of our funded researchers.  The role will also involve some prevention policy work, with a focus on air quality.

About you 

The successful candidate will have some experience of policy work, ideally in the health, medical or research spheres. You'll have excellent writing and analytical skills and be able to work collaboratively in a friendly, busy team. 

Knowledge of air pollution or the UK medical and scientific research sector would be a significant advantage. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, build effective working relationships, and work under pressure, and possess excellent communication, research and analysis skills.

How to apply

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. 

Interviews are due to be held w/c 27 November.

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

Job posted on 14 November 2017.

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