Clinical Research Policy and Campaigns Advisor

£32,826 per annum
04 May 2012
18 May 2012
Full Time
Contract Type

Clinical Research Policy and Campaigns Advisor

Parkinson’s UK is the Parkinson’s support and research charity. Among our greatest strengths are our people, the enthusiasm of our local groups and supporters and the commitment of our staff.

As the winner of the Charity Times' Charity of the Year 2011, we’re leading the work to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's and you could be part of helping us achieve this.

We are recruiting for a Clinical Research Policy and Campaigns Advisor to coordinate and take forward the charity’s research campaigning activity to represent people affected by Parkinson’s in research campaigning and ensure their voice is heard.

Possessing skills in research and analysis, you will have experience of developing a range of campaigning strategies to bring about change in the research arena and have the ability to identify the key research campaigning areas in which the charity can make a real difference.

Using your excellent diplomatic and political skills, you will be experienced in influencing research policy within the UK and at European level. You will also be able to influence and persuade at all levels and engage people in campaigning.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to forge good working relationships externally and internally, building successful networks and partnerships. You will also have excellent writing skills including the preparation of campaigning materials for different audiences.

An understanding of the policy context for medical research and strategies for campaigning and influencing policy is also essential.

For further details on how to apply, please visit our Website. Please note, CVs will not be accepted as part of, or instead of, the application form. Closing date for completed applications: 5pm, Friday 18 May 2012. Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Parkinson’s UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled persons, including people with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s UK is the operating name of the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).