Do you have the confidence and drive to further your career in policy and external relations?
The General Medical Council in Scotland is looking for an outstanding and proactive Policy and External Affairs professional to support our work at the heart of healthcare in Scotland.
We are the UK’s independent medical regulator, working to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine by doctors.
The Policy and External Affairs Officer role is part of the recently expanded team in Scotland. The Policy and External Affairs Officer will work closely with the Policy and External Affairs Manager, and colleagues across the Strategic Communications and Engagement Directorate to deliver our ongoing work in this area.
The post-holder will work to ensure that our work is promoted and understood by our key stakeholder groups. You will ensure we engage in a positive, balanced and well-informed manner; draft GMC consultation responses, policy papers and briefings and have a key role in making sure that other GMC colleagues are aware of political, policy and legislative developments in Scotland that have the potential to impact on our work.
Expertise and insight in policy and external affairs is essential, along with any experience working with the Scottish Government / Scottish Parliament or a healthcare organisation. This is your opportunity to make a difference to patients and doctors across Scotland and the UK within a high-profile UK organisation.
In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here jobs.gmc-uk.org/why-join-us.html
The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.
We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.
We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.
With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;
Additionally you will:
The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.
They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.
They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.