We are looking for a Policy Officer to influence a range of decision makers in Scotland to deliver net zero.
Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.
Energy Saving Trust's policy team leads our engagement with all four UK governments and other organisations about the transition to a new energy system, focusing on homes, transport, and community energy. We develop our policy insight based on the programmes we deliver and by working closely with academia, NGOs and other stakeholders.
What you’ll do
What you’ll bring
This is a one-year fixed term position.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 54,000 members who are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. General practice is the largest branch of the medical profession. It provides some 1 million consultations for patients in the UK every working day and deals with 86% of the health problems experienced by the UK population.
This is a relatively new role, and we are seeking an enthusiastic and forward-looking manager interested in developing the strategic and operational management of the local member support structure in Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland. Working closely with our existing Membership and Events teams, you will provide high level leadership and operational support to the Chairs and Officers of Faculties in Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, as well as to the staff team.
The successful applicant will have a strong track record of strategic planning, operational, people-management and communication skills, motivation and drive to both deliver the day to day work of the Faculties, as well as being able to assist proactively and strategically as part of the RCGP staff team across the Devolved Nations and the Republic of Ireland. They will help Faculties deliver their priorities in their area, as well as coordinate with priorities for the College nationally. A flexible approach to working hours is necessary as there are some evening meetings in various locations the Devolved Nations and RoI, with occasional travel a possibility elsewhere in the UK, however many of them take place virtually.
You should be a robust and innovative manager, with a strong track record of experience in complex staff, project, engagement, as well as financial management. As well as being a positive team player, proactive and an excellent communicator, you will be able to work with and motivate staff and volunteers from a distance. Experience of working within a membership-based organisation is desirable, as is an understanding of Primary Care and the current health landscape.
A full driving licence and access to a car is essential in order to be able to attend meetings within the region and nationally, some of which will be held in the evening. A flexi-time scheme is in operation.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.