Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Nursing

We campaign on issues of concern to nurses and patients, influencing health policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice on behalf of our members.

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Top job! Policy Manager

  • Full time
  • £55,650
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2020

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019, and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Policy Manager (Scotland)

RCN Scotland HQ (Edinburgh), 35 hours per week, Permanent

As a Policy Manager you'll use your positive attitude, your extensive knowledge of the external policy landscape and your ability to identify and analyse domestic nursing and health policy and legislative developments.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from leading the design, delivery and evaluation of programme work to contributing to the coordination of cross-organisational strategies. We'll look to you to ensure staff have clear work plans, to play an active role in RCN Scotland's management team, to ensure the development of a rigorous evidence base within the owned policy programme and keep abreast of the complex and fast changing policy debates. It's a great way to develop your potential.

As our Policy Manager you'll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy positions.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change, we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us, you'll need to be able to role model great management practice; foster high performing project teams; have proven financial and budgetary control skills; use critical thinking and system analysis; generate and commission high quality analysis; and experience of successful influencing for change as well as experience in designing, delivering and evaluating programmes of work.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships externally and encourage close collaboration between departments is at the heart of this role.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.