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Policy Officer

Address: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BU, with a planned office move to Stratford, London, in late 2020 (subject to remote working due to coronavirus/COVID-19 at present)
Salary: £25,430 per annum (plus benefits including 27.5 days' annual leave and entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme)

Note: Due to coronavirus/COVID-19, staff are currently required to work from home. Successful applicants must be therefore able to work from home. Necessary equipment will be provided.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is looking for a full-time or part-time Policy Officer, on a one-year fixed term contract, to support a wide range of policy-related work. We welcome applications from people who are interested in working full-time, part-time or flexible hours.

A key part of this role will be to support the team in carrying out reviews of HFEA policy, project management, drafting committee papers, analysing consultation responses, presenting evidence and giving policy advice. You will assist in the running of HFEA events, stakeholder group meetings, and project groups relating to HFEA policy by coordinating agendas, taking minutes of meetings and liaising with members.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can work effectively as part of a team, and who has good communication and project support skills. The successful candidate will work on various areas of policy and be responsible for dealing with patient enquiries. You will also be responsible for providing administrative support to the team and across the wider organisation, where necessary. You should be able to demonstrate experience of supporting or managing projects and of working with a variety of stakeholders. You should also have the skills required to undertake literature searches, be confident at analysing information, and have the ability to summarise and identify key points from a wide range of evidence. Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting the Policy team. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients and clinic staff.

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 14 June 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 29 June 2020 (due to coronavirus/COVID-19, interviews will be carried out remotely and the successful candidate will be expected to work from home for the foreseeable future)