Deputy Director of Policy

NHS Confederation
Competitive salary
07 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
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Job title: Deputy Director of Policy at NHS Confederation

Location: Flexible, with regular presence in London required (Currently home based due to COVID-19)

Role: Permanent, full time

Salary: £61,405 plus £10,000 market supplement. £4,000 London weighting if applicable
  • Are you a health policy professional with a passion for the NHS?
  • Do you thrive at the intersection of politics and policy and pay great attention to current affairs?
  • Do you have a track record of excellent people and programme management?
  • If you are ready for a new challenge, please keep reading...

We would love to hear from you if:
  • you excel at turning policy opportunity into analysis into thought leadership and influence - reflected in your fantastic written and interpersonal communications.
  • you are a successful programme manager who cares about both the delivery and about developing and supporting the people who help deliver it.
  • you are responsive and agile and are confident applying your expertise in a rapidly changing environment.

The Role
We are seeking a talented Deputy Director of Policy to lead our strategic policy team and policy programme to ensure our organisation plays a pivotal role in influencing government, national bodies and other key stakeholders on behalf of our members.

Under your leadership, the team will deliver outstanding policy analysis, advice, communications and influencing activity that combines member insight with data, policy expertise and political and other contextual considerations on a wide range of priority topics, including in response to rapid developments. You will identify and pursue opportunities, including collaborating effectively internally and with external stakeholders to make sure our members' needs are well understood and represented in policy and legislation. You will combine your personal impact with developing all team members to have that impact, and deliver excellent line management and budget management.

Come and work at the cutting edge of NHS policy, as part of a skilled, inclusive and dedicated team who always go the extra mile.

The Organisation

The NHS Confederation is the only membership organisation that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole health system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The members we represent employ 1.5 million staff, care for more than 1 million patients a day and control £150 billion of public expenditure.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexible/agile working, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of the NHS Confederation and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We welcome all applications from all backgrounds and encourage applications from our BAME communities, our LGBTQ+ communities and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

How to apply

To apply please read the job description and complete the application form.

Please note the recruiting manager will only see your supporting statement, please ensure you have completed this and outlined how you meet the person specification.

If you wish to discuss the post before applying, then please contact

Application Deadline: 13th June 2021

Interview Date: 24th or 25th June 2021

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