External Affairs Manager – Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Nuffield Foundation

Employment Type Full time 18 month fixed term contract. We are open to full time (35 hours p/w) and part time candidates
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK Our standard hybrid working approach is for a minimum of 3 days p/w worked in our Farringdon office.
Salary Starting from £47,444 (GBP) Salary starting from £47,444 per annum (negotiable depending on experience)
Team Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 9:30am, 28th Sep 2023 BST

Job Description

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking an experienced external affairs specialist with an enthusiasm for parliamentary engagement. The successful candidate will work across our executive team to advise in the tactics we should implement to ensure our work is influential and impactful. In particular, they will lead in the stakeholder management required to successfully deliver against the objectives set for our assisted dying project. 

The role

Our new strategy, due to launch in early 2024, will work to place ethics at the centre of decisions so that we all benefit. To achieve this, we will be working to enhance our reputation, both in the UK and internationally, ensuring that we are targeting our work to decision-makers and embedding ethics in policy making. 

In this new role, you will work with the Associate Director for External Affairs and Horizon Scanning to develop and implement an effective external affairs strategy – identifying, building, maintaining and utilising the networks needed to ensure our work is seen by the audiences we are seeking to influence and inform. 

Initially, approximately 60% of your time will be dedicated to our Assisted Dying project, leading on the stakeholder management and supporting in the coordination of engagement that will be required to deliver a robust and accurate report. 

About you

You are looking for an opportunity to shape a new role and influence the work and direction of a highly reputable organisation, ensuring our research has a real-world impact that improves people’s lives 

You will be a persuasive and measured influencer, able to engage with a wide range of public, policy makers and other stakeholders. You will have an evident interest in the working of UK Government and the knowledge in how and when to engage with policy makers in order to achieve the greatest impact.  

You should have a creative, collaborative and inclusive approach to working, with the ability to work well in a team and also independently.  

You may have previously worked in bioethics (and may already have good relationships and be plugged into networks in those sectors), or if not you will be keen to learn and immerse yourself in this area. 

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About us

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. We have achieved an international reputation for advising policy makers and stimulating debate in bioethics.

We have published widely on a wide range of bioethics issues, including genome editing in farmed animals, gene editing in human reproduction, children and clinical research, organ donation, cosmetic procedures, non-invasive prenatal testing and research in global health emergencies. Our work includes a variety of projects including in-depth inquiries, horizon scanning, and an active response programme, which includes rapid policy briefings, workshops and roundtables.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is funded jointly by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.

Find out more at: www.nuffieldbioethics.org

More information and how to apply

The closing date for applications is 09:30am (BST) on Thursday 28th September 2023, with interviews provisionally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 11th October 2023.

Should you need to make an application in a different format or require any adjustments as part of the application process, please get in touch with us: recruitment@nuffieldfoundation.org

We are committed to inclusive working practices and during the application process we commit to:

  • paying for travel costs (and any childcare or care costs) for interviews where in-person attendance is required

  • making any reasonable adjustments – for example providing documents in different formats, arranging for a sign language interpreter for interviews etc

  • As a Disability Confident employer, we will offer a guaranteed first stage interview for disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role.

 Our benefits package includes:

  • 28 days holiday per annum and all public holidays (with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days).

  • A salary exchange pension scheme that offers employer contributions of up to 11%.

  • Life assurance scheme.

  • We offer family leave policies that provide an enhanced level of pay.

  • Cycle to work scheme and loans towards season tickets.

  • Opportunities for learning and development.

  • Wellbeing support including an employee assistance provider, personal health reviews with Bupa and a staff network of trained Mental Health First Aiders.

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