Policy Advisor (Health & Social Care)

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Reference number: 41323

Title: Policy Advisor (Health & Social Care)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)

Location: Kings Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 28 June 2016

Salary: £29,707 - £31,033 (per annum) inc London allowance

Interview date: Thursday 7 July 2016

Job advert:

About Sense

Sense has been helping people who are deafblind and with sensory impairments to enjoy more independent lives for over 60 years.  We support and campaign for people of all ages, from children through to older people, with a wide range of sight and hearing difficulties and associated communication needs or additional learning disabilities. We provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to individuals, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

About the role

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind and those with complex needs. We provide specialist information, advice and services to disabled people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our highly successful Public Policy team. We are looking for a Policy Advisor to lead our influencing work on social care policy and to shape Sense's campaigning on health and social care integration.

Sense is the lead partner in ’The Disability Partnership’ a consortium with Mencap, Scope and the National Autistic Society (NAS).  The Disability Partnership is one of 22 in the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership, led by the Department of Health (DH), NHS England and Public Health England (PHE). The programme seeks to improve communication and dialogue between the DH and third sector health and social care organisations and their beneficiaries across England.

Sense has also bid successfully to be a member of NHS England’s IPC Voluntary Sector Partner’s Programme. The IPC (Integrated Personal Commissioning) programme is a new programme which will explore options for joining up health, social care and other services for individuals.

The pos tholder will be responsible for delivery against both projects, whilst maintaining and establishing new effective relationships with key national stakeholders, such as the Department of Health and NHS England.

Skills and abilities

We would like to hear from you if you have experience of influencing national and local stakeholders, particularly in relation to health and social care.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident communicator.  They should be passionate about securing access to health and social care services for people with complex disabilities.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Sarah White via Sarah.white@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to submit your application. Internal applicants should also use this link to apply however are not required to complete the Education and Employment History.  If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

 

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)