Hospice UK
Hospice UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC041112

Hospice UK is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Our vision is hospice care for every person in need and our mission is to enable hospice care to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them. Hospice care supports approximately 200,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions in the UK each year, with some 21,000 of those in Scotland. Hospices also have an important role in supporting families, especially in providing bereavement support. Our strategic goals for 2017 - 2022 are to: • Extend our reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting • Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care • Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of life • Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector

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Policy & Advocacy Manager

  • Part time
  • £39,147 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2019

Dynamic and proactive Policy & Advocacy Manager for Scotland sought by national hospice care charity

Are you looking for your next policy challenge and would welcome the opportunity to shape the future of end of life care in Scotland with the UK’s leading hospice care charity?

Hospice UK is looking for an experienced and creative Policy & Advocacy Manager to help drive its strategic aims in Scotland.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Policy & Advocacy, the Policy and Advocacy Manager Scotland will develop policy positions, identify routes to positive change, influence decision makers, and build partnerships in the interests of people at the end of life and their families and carers, alongside our member hospices, as we work towards our vision of hospice care for every person in need.

This is a new role at Hospice UK, and comes at a time of significant development as we launch our strategy for 2017-2022. This is a great role in which to help us drive our vision and play a leading role the strategic direction of hospice and end of life care in Scotland.

This is a permanent part-time role (0.7 FTE).

The candidate

We are seeking a confident self-starter who is able to manage the complexity of continuing to develop and deliver our policy presence in Scotland and creating opportunities to achieve our policy and advocacy ambitions. The right candidate will be a self-motivated, resilient, creative and experienced policy and advocacy professional.

You will have solid experience in policy, with a strong track record of achieving positive change. You will be strategic, dynamic and bursting with ideas, as well as having excellent judgement and a well-honed ability to deal sensitively with a range of stakeholders.

More details of role can be found in the job description and person specification available on our website



The role will be based in a remote office at St Columba’s Hospice, 15 Boswall Road, Edinburgh EH5 3RW with the support of the Hospice UK teams in London and regular visits from colleagues.