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Policy Manager

Address: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU (with a planned office move to Stratford, London, in late 2020)
Salary: £36,000 per annum (plus benefits including: 27.5 days' annual leave and entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is looking for a 12-month fixed-term Policy Manager to support the Senior Scientific Policy Manager on the HFEA's flagship and high-profile 'treatment add-ons' project, and to lead on other areas of policy related work as required.

As part of the 'treatment add-ons' project you will be required to work closely with the Senior Scientific Policy Manager and be able to demonstrate a wide range of policy skills. This includes project management, strategic thinking, building and managing complex stakeholder relationships, running events, drafting papers, presenting evidence and giving policy advice. We envisage that about 75% of your time will be dedicated to this project. The rest of your time will be leading on other areas of policy work, likely to include reviewing areas of the HFEA's code of practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to play a central role in the delivery of one of the HFEAs flagship policy areas. You need to be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to demonstrate good communications skills and the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships. You should have a strong background in policy, ideally regulatory policy, with knowledge of science or clinical medicine.

Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key. We would consider it desirable, but not necessary, that applicants have a degree in a biological science subject.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the HFEAs work on this flagship policy and to contribute to the work of the Policy team. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. For more information about the work we do, please visit our website.

For further information, and to apply for this role, please go here.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 23 February 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 11 March 2020