Policy and External Affairs Officer, GMC Wales

Salary: £26,311 – £32, 031. Location: Cardiff

The General Medical Council is looking for a new Policy and External Affairs Officer in Wales

The Organisation:

The General Medical Council is 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. We do this to protect patient safety and support medical education and practice across the UK, by working with doctors, employers, educators, patients and other key stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare systems.

The Opportunity:

Are you looking to further your career in policy and external relations in a dynamic and topical environment? The GMC Wales is looking for an outstanding and proactive Policy and External Affairs professional to support our work at the heart of healthcare in Wales.

As Policy and External Affairs Officer, you will work in our National Wales team based in Cardiff. You’ll support our external affairs and policy work, working closely with the Policy and External Affairs team and colleagues across the Strategic Communications and Engagement Directorate in all four countries of the UK.

You’ll promote our work with key stakeholder groups, through drafting consultation responses, policy papers and briefings and ensuring that other GMC colleagues are aware of political, policy and legislative developments in Wales that have the potential to impact on our work. This interesting and rewarding role in a complex environment also involves providing strategic advice to GMC leadership, identifying new opportunities for collaborative projects and ensuring a shared understanding of mutual issues, agendas and goals.

The ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable.

Expertise and insight in policy, communications or external affairs is essential, and we welcome applications from those with experience of working with Government, the Welsh Parliament, third or private sector, or a healthcare organisation.
In return, we’ll offer you good opportunities to develop your skills and career and a great benefits package. You’ll be part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people.

Your CV should demonstrate how you meet the following key skills:

  • A good understanding of the Welsh political and health landscape with a background in external affairs, stakeholder management / communications or policy;
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to present information clearly, concisely and accurately.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV by 23:59 on Friday 16 July. Interviews will be held on 27 and 28 July.

To view this advert in Welsh, please click here.

The GMC strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to the 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.
For diversity and monitoring purposes, please complete the equal opportunities monitoring form which can be found here and return to hello@ellwoodatfield.com