Policy & Campaigns Coordinator
Part time, 21 hours per week
Fixed term contract: 12 months
Grade FN, Salary £15,296.40 (FTE 25,494)
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Close date: 31.01.2019
Interview date: 14.02.2019
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1952, it has over 52,000 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.
RCGPNI are recruiting a Policy & Campaigns Coordinator to support the policy and campaigning function of RCGPNI.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in organising and facilitating external stakeholder meetings, writing high quality briefing papers, analysing complex written material and developing and using on-line promotional tools.
Educated to degree level or equivalent, the successful candidate will be a natural team player with the ability to work of own initiative. The ability to deal with a varied and demanding workload and to communicate effectively with people at all levels is essential.
Reporting to the Policy and Public Affairs Officer, key responsibilities include developing and delivering campaigning activity in NI in line with national and local aspirations, supporting the development and delivery of the RCGPNI Interface project, providing administrative support to RCGPNI Advocates in the delivery of their programmes of work and providing internal and external support in the absence of Policy & Public Affairs Officer.
The successful candidate will share our corporate values. In return, the College offers excellent terms and conditions.
To apply please upload your CV and cover letter via the RCGP Vacancies page, http://www.rcgp.org.uk/work-at-rcgp/internal-vacancies-at-rcgp.aspx
The Royal College of General Practitioners is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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KEY RESULT AREAS
- Work closely with the Policy & Public Affairs Officer, NI Manager and Chair of NI Council to support the work of the Advocates and the Interface Project by
- ensuring that meetings are arranged in a timely manner
- Developing and circulating agendas in a timely fashion
- Attending meetings, drawing up and circulating minutes in a timely fashion.
- Drafting briefing papers where appropriate
- Producing high quality updates for College communications, both internally and externally are produced in line with College timetables
- Coordinating the design and delivery of communication tools in print and on-line to support the campaigning function.
- Ensuring activity falls within budget
- Developing relationships with external stakeholders.
- Liaising, as appropriate, with colleagues at UK level, and within the other Devolved Councils and faculties to ensure information is shared and opportunities to work together.
- Contributing to the overall work of RCGP Northern Ireland by assisting the NI Manager and Officers, with any other work, as necessary.
- Being an active member of the RCGP Northern Ireland staff team, working with others to ensure that RCGP Northern Ireland is seen to be a responsive, professional and efficient organisation both by its members and other key users.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Organising and facilitating external stakeholder meetings
- Writing high quality briefing papers
- Project management
- Working in a team, but also on own initiative
Knowledge / Skills / Attributes
- Excellent report writing skills
- Ability to analyse complex written material and interpret statistical and financial data
- Excellent project management skills
- Excellent administrative skills
- Ability to develop and use on-line promotional tools
- Proven ability to deal with a varied and demanding workload, whilst meeting tight deadlines
- Flexible and self-motivated; able to use own initiative
- Proven ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
- Knowledge and understanding of primary care within Northern Ireland
- Excellent knowledge of IT software including Microsoft Office, web access and usage and e-mail
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