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Policy Engagement Manager

Policy Engagement Manager

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    MarComms & Digital, Policy, Public Affairs

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  • Salary:

    £42451.00 - £47049.00 per annum + Additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Leighton Davy

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Calling All experienced Policy Managers!

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Policy Engagement Manager to work for a professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement. They work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness by promoting excellent mental health services, supporting the prevention of mental illness, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.

This role will be to manage the College Engagement Network in England, responsible for working with representatives of the Network in line with the agreed engagement strategy and College priorities, ensuring College Officers and staff are regularly updated on activity, high level management of Network representatives, and helping to strategically deliver policy and campaigning objectives

Main responsibilities will include:

  • As the Policy Engagement Manager, you will strategically run the work of the Network in line with priorities agreed with senior stakeholders and to take forward work/projects developing out of the Network

  • Manage communications and discussions on specific areas of policy implementation and ensure insight from the Network is fed back to relevant teams and parts of the College

  • To identify and maintain high level working relationships with key external stakeholders relevant to the operation of the Network, including but not limited to NHS England/NHS Improvement adult mental health team leads and regional mental health leads.

  • You will lead on wider policy influencing work relating to local level NHS systems and structures, including (but not limited to) NHS reforms and the Community Mental Health Framework.

Your experience will include:

  • Experience of working in a similar or relevant organisation and managing regional/local engagement and local policy making

  • Strong interest in and experience of policy analysis, research and public policy development

  • Excellent written and verbal English

  • Experience of high-level working with internal and external stakeholders to gather views and opinions

  • Proven ability to work under pressure, managing several deadlines at the same time

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to make an impact and improve the best outcomes for people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services


The college has an excellent benefits package such as 28 days annual leave (includes 8 Public & Bank Holidays) additional closing days for the college, Life Assurance, Group Income Protection, Retirement Support Service, Flexi Scheme and an Medicash benefits scheme

Please provide your CV with a covering letter. Closing dates for applications will be on the 4th of April 2022 and shortlisting will take place the following week.


  • Interview panels will usually consist of two or three people that have a direct interest in the role, for example the line manager of the position, another senior member and a member of the HR department.

  • All candidates are asked the same core questions designed to test whether you have the experience, skills, and attitude to deliver the requirements of the job and be an asset to College. Often supplementary questions will be asked to ensure that we get all the information we need to make the right decision.

  • We want you to give the best interview you can so if you require special facilities (e.g. a signer) you should inform us prior to the interview.

We look forward to receiving your application

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.