Public affairs job opportunity at PSNC

Public affairs job opportunity at PSNC

July 16, 2021

Do you want to try and influence healthcare policy?

PSNC is looking for a Public Affairs and Policy Manager to lead an advocacy programme as part of our Communications and Public Affairs team.

The post-holder will work closely with the Director of Communications and Public Affairs with a brief to:

  • Write and implement a revised plan to build support for community pharmacies across Parliament and Whitehall;
  • Influence policy-makers in line with PSNC’s ambitions for the sector;
  • Act as a champion and spokesperson for the sector, persuading external stakeholders of pharmacies’ potential and value; and
  • Work collaboratively across the sector (including with other national bodies and with LPCs) to help ensure that community pharmacy is presenting a unified and constructive voice to the NHS and Government: this will include via the pharmacy APPG.

The ideal candidate will already have a great contacts-book across Westminster and Whitehall, as well as a proven track-record in delivering integrated public affairs campaigns that have successfully influenced policy. As well as being willing to roll their sleeves up and deliver day to day, they will have an eye to the bigger picture and be able to write impactful strategies and workplans.

We are keen to hear from candidates with experience of policy development and who will be confident and influential acting as an external spokesperson for community pharmacy. They should be highly competent at drafting briefings for external stakeholders and have experience of using a range of public affairs tactics including lobbying via an APPG and hosting events.

Notionally based in London and initially a one-year contract, salary is competitive.

Job Pack: PSNC Public Affairs and Policy Manager

Applications (a CV and covering letter) should be emailed to shine.brownsell@psnc.org.uk by COP 2nd August 2021.

No recruitment agencies please.

Background

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) represents the 11,400 NHS community (high-street) pharmacies in England. The sector has been at the heart of the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is undergoing an exciting transition into a more clinical services-led role: offering COVID tests and vaccinations, helping people with minor conditions, and seeking a bigger role in public health and prevention. PSNC is at the forefront of that change, negotiating pharmacy’s contract with the NHS and Government, and providing leadership, representation and support for pharmacies.



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