Senior Policy Officer

We are looking to recruit a Senior Policy Officer to lead on policy initiatives relating to our standards for pharmacy across Great Britain.

The role

The Senior Policy Officer will be involved in a variety of exciting policy work, including the development of three new sets of standards, the evaluation and development of the revalidation framework, stakeholder engagement, and work on the regulation of online pharmacy, amongst others. This is an important role that will provide the opportunity to develop policy skills and work on interesting programmes of work.

This is a hybrid role with flexible working arrangements, where the team mostly works remotely and co-locates 1-2 days a month, or as required.

This role is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our pre-employment due diligence.

The successful applicant will:

  • Develop and manage a variety of different stakeholder relationships, including with internal colleagues across the organisation as well as external stakeholders from across the pharmacy sector, including membership bodies, representative bodies, and other healthcare regulators, as well as patients and the public.
  • Support and work closely with policy practitioners from across the organisation, gaining valuable policy experience and development opportunities.
  • Assist in the design, development, and delivery of policies in line with the strategic aims and objectives of the GPhC.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be highly organised and able to prepare high quality written documents for different audiences.
  • Possess strong communication skills with the ability to influence.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Benefits when joining our team

In return for their commitment and enthusiasm, employees can expect a rewarding and challenging work environment, good work-life balance and workload plus an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 5 days.
  • A choice between two pension providers: NHS pension scheme or Standard Life.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Career breaks and sabbaticals.
  • Private medical insurance, life assurance, season ticket loan, bike loan and many more.

Please see our full benefits guide of our excellent benefits.

About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adopted a hybrid working approach which combines office and home working. Staff are predominantly home-based and office attendance depends on the nature of the role and the requirements of the team.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

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Applying for this role

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to join us, please apply using our online jobs application portal.

Please make sure you complete your supporting statement section, explaining how you meet each of the criteria for the role, and where you found out about this vacancy. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.

Please consult the knowledge and skills section of the job description document below to help you prepare your application: Senior Policy Officer - role description

We welcome applications from all sections of the community

We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity and being inclusive in all our work as a health professions regulator.

As part of your application for this role, please complete our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring section.

This is optional and you don't have to complete it; however it provides us with useful information for monitoring and reporting purposes and is strictly confidential. The information you provide on this form will not form part of any selection process and will not be shared with the selection panel.

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