Head of Policy and Planning

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London (Central), London (Greater)
£60,444 - £82,787
14 Sep 2016
02 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Policy and Planning

£60,444 - £82,787

Based in London

Do you have a detailed experience of leading the implementation of complex policy changes? Do you have the ability to understand complex legislation and a track record of facilitating debate at a senior level, with both internal and external groups and individuals in a complex political environment? If so, you could have a key role at the General Medical Council (GMC), leading our Policy and Planning team.

The GMC helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors.  We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met.  The Fitness to Practise directorate manages the GMC’s procedures for investigating concerns about doctors and where a matter is referred for a hearing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service works autonomously to run hearings to make decisions. This role will see you help shape policies across these areas, determining the future of the GMC, not to mention the health profession as a whole.

As the Head of Policy and Planning, you will engage and lead your team to champion policy changes, develop the agenda for the Fitness to Practise Directorate and the MPTS, and successfully deliver those changes. You will oversee project groups and present papers updating stakeholders on your team’s work and you will also need to be comfortable facilitating and contributing to debates on sensitive issues in a challenging political environment.  We are also looking for someone who can manage the section’s budget, supporting our financial management process.

You will have experience of risk management and effective governance and be able to understand and apply legal and procedural requirements; thus allowing you to quickly familiarise yourself with relevant legislation and our Fitness to Practise policies. Excellent IT skills are required.

Strong analytical and leadership skills will allow you to make a credible contribution, and engage your team to deliver its busy programme of work. The role will be varied with the need to balance priorities effectively essential.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To find out more and apply, please visit jobs.gmc-uk.org

Closing date for completed applications: 2 October 2016

First assessments: 18 October 2016

First interview: 27 October 2016

Second interview: 31 October 2016

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination. The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).