Head of Public Health & Healthcare (Maternity Cover)

Salary On request
08 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the professional association and trade union for doctors and medical students in the UK. It has a prominent and influential position at the very heart of current debate over the future of healthcare provision. The BMA speaks for doctors at all stages of their careers and is a leading voice on a wide range of professional and political issues affecting medicine and health.

To cover for the maternity leave of the current post-holder, we are seeking to appoint a new Head of Public Health and Healthcare on a temporary basis from January 2018, possibly earlier. This is a key role within the policy directorate, leading a high-performing function with four separate teams and 23 members of staff.

In this role you will be a member of the leadership team in the policy directorate, setting the strategic direction for healthcare, workforce and innovation and science and public health policy and overseeing the teams current work programme and business plan. In addition, you will be accountable for all aspects of research to support the BMAs public policy development. You will also deputise for the Director of Policy and represent the BMA externally with key stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will need significant experience of policy development in either healthcare, health economics, workforce or public health or of leading a related research function. You will need to be a confident leader and manager with a track record of motivating teams to deliver against organisational priorities and the ability to get up to speed quickly. You will need excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to form strategic relationships with BMA elected members, key internal stakeholders and counterparts in external organisations.

If you would like to help the BMA play its part in shaping the future of population health and healthcare delivery, then this role is for you.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 20 October 2017