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Policy and External Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,480 – £35,981
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2019

  • Advertised from 10th April 2019
  • GMC3292


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

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.

Application notes

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 12th May 2019, late applications will not be accepted

For further information and to apply, please visit our website