President Policy Officer

  • Location : London
  • Status : Permanent Contract
  • Salary : £29,645 - £32,553 per annum
  • Closing date : 02/10/2023
  • Interview date : 18/10/2023
A core part of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s remit is influencing at the highest levels to improve the lives of people with mental illness. Our College President is at the forefront of this influencing and is the most senior post in the College. This role provides a fantastic opportunity to support this work, directly helping to delivery on the President’s priorities. At a time of continued pressure on the NHS, ongoing reform to mental health services, and a system needing to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our work is as important now as ever.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can work at a fast pace and across a wide range of policy areas to ensure the President is provided with high-quality and relevant information for their influencing and stakeholder engagement.

The successful candidate will understand the importance of identifying and seizing opportunities to promote College policy and achieve change, ensuring there are clear objectives for the President’s engagements. In doing so, you will need to be able to undertake your own research and analysis, and work with and utilise the expertise and experience of College representatives and staff.

You will need excellent planning and communication skills, and enjoy working with a wide range of people. The post-holder will sit within the Policy and Campaigns team, and work in partnership with other staff teams to deliver high-quality support to the President.

The College values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves. 

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.  We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will provide appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We only recruit the best and in return for your commitment the College offers an attractive salary and benefits.

We operate a hybrid working model of on-site and working from home/remote, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance.

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How to apply

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We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date: Monday 2 October 2023, 10am

Interview date: Wednesday 18 October 2023  via Microsoft Teams

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Charity registration no. 228636

The College is a proud member of the Disability confident employer scheme. A Disability Confident employer will offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria (essential) for the job as defined by the employer. Please see the candidate information pack for more information.

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