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Policy Adviser

Company Wellcome Location London
Contract Permanent Position Salary Negotiable
Sector(s) Charity/non-profit

Job Description

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About the job

To succeed in this role, you will:

  • Have leadership of policy projects from inception to delivery, identifying and building the trust of key stakeholders in order to maximise support and overcoming risks in order to deliver projects to deadline, within pre-agreed cost tolerances.
  • Monitor developments in identified areas of research/ science policy, identifying risks and opportunities for Wellcome.
  • Lead specific ad-hoc corporate and team-wide activities to support delivery of cross-team priorities.
  • Manage, develop and motivate individuals on Graduate or Internship Programmes from time-to-time.
  • Work in a matrix environment, across team boundaries, with other members of staff from the department and wider organisation.

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Experience & Skills

About you

  • Able and willing to learn more, develop skills and fill gaps in knowledge and to support others in doing the same.
  • Self-starter, comfortable working autonomously but with a strong team ethic and also able to work collaboratively in a matrix environment.

Background/Experience

  • Experience of working on global health science and research policy issues. Desirable: experience working with the WHO and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Experience of reconciling conflicting priorities to deliver a project, ideally under time pressure.
  • Experience of preparing policy advice for team leaders and senior officials in complex environments.
  • Experience of work on communications and advocacy initiatives (though not necessarily in a leading role).

Skills:

  • Facilitation- able to convene and structure the work of small groups to investigate problems.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills- able to identify key considerations for a given issue or problem and establish work to determine how each should be weighted.
  • Project management - evidenced ability in structuring and delivering projects or programmes to deliver specific objectives.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Stakeholder management- able to quickly build the trust of high-priority internal and external stakeholders.

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