British Heart Foundation (Scotland)
British Heart Foundation (Scotland)

Charity registered in Scotland SC039426

We’re working hard across Scotland to raise the funds we need to continue our life saving research. We’re supporting people living with heart disease and working to reduce the heart health risks of future generations.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th January 2020

The opportunity

Do you have experience in policy? Are you passionate about driving change in government, promoting the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) mission to beat heartbreak forever and advocating for the seven million people living in the UK with a heart and circulatory disease?

If so, you may be the Policy Officer we need!

About the role

The 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 position and engage and influence stakeholders to help ensure the UK remains a global leader in heart and circulatory research.

You’ll support us in the development of evidenced based policy which will create the most favourable policy, political and regulatory environment for the BHF to achieve its mission to stop people suffering or dying prematurely from heart and circulatory diseases.

You’ll develop a solid understanding of the relevant areas of public policy, which may include one or more of the following: population health and prevention, the health and care systems and/or health data, and will be responsible for researching and drafting new policy positions, proactively identifying gaps and opportunities. You’ll work closely with the clinical, research and governmental communities across Scotland to drive change based on policy positions.

About you

With an active interest in policy development, you'll develop an excellent technical grasp of our policy portfolio and seeking to continually drive it forward. With previous experience of policy work, you'll have excellent writing, research and analytical skills.

With strong communication and relationship building skills you'll be able to work collaboratively in a friendly and busy team. You’ll be able to work on your own initiative. With strong time management and organisation skills you'll have the ability to work under pressure.

Come and join an exciting and growing policy team in a supportive and inclusive environment.

About us

When you work at the BHF, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we’re not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Policy Officer we need.