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Global Policy and Advocacy Adviser

Posted: 10 Jul 2019 Closes: 8 Sep 2019
London Crica £43,500 per annum
Permanent & Full-time 691BR_1562772203

We're looking for a Global Policy & Advocacy Adviser to join our team. If you're interested in global health, and want to use your skills to develop policy and influence policy-makers, then this could be the role for you.

Do you want to join a world-renowned organisation focused on improving health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive?

We're a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. In the next five years, we aim to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement.

The Policy team works on a range of issues in the UK, Europe and around the world, delivering targeted interventions that change the way we think and act in health and research, backed by a robust evidence base.

We're looking for a Global Policy & Advocacy Adviser to join our team. If you're interested in global health, and want to use your skills to develop policy and influence policy-makers, then this could be the role for you. Reporting to the Global Policy & Advocacy Manager, you will deliver ambitious projects aimed at improving health for people around the world.

It is an exciting time to be joining Policy & Advocacy at Wellcome - we're growing in size and ambition, and we're working to influence how important issues are handled in the UK, Europe and around the world, including health research, health product development and responses to new health threats.

To be successful in this role you will:
Have experience of policy and advocacy work (ideally in a global context) - with some public affairs experience
Be a strategic thinker, able to show you can interpret complex information and contexts and make clear recommendations for action
Be persuasive (with colleagues and externally)
Be good at proactively building relationships with stakeholders
Have the ability to prioritise and manage their workload
Be able to work effectively with a wide range of people (at different levels, with different work styles, communication styles etc)
To apply for the role please submit your up to date CV along with a cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivations for applying for this role.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at
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