Head of Health Insights & Policy

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Head of Health and Insights & Policy

Job Purpose and Summary

The core purpose of this role is to enable MRF to achieve its goals through improved meningitis health insights and change in policy.

The Head of Health Insights and Policy also plays a key role in enabling research, an enabling research environment, health professional guidance and the creation of associated activity and resources. The post-holder is a thought-leader on meningitis or aspires to this if seeking their first senior management role after good experience within a health analysis environment. An network amongst international research, clinical and public health communities would be an advantage.

The role is a key member of the senior management team reporting to the Chief Executive. The post-holder works especially closely with the Health Insights, Policy & Disease Information manager and Head of Research.

The role is also very close to people and families as it also provides guidance to support teams working directly with families affected. Working with colleagues, the holder acts as a guardian of MRFs intellectual integrity and cements our reputation as an evidence-led organisation in the UK and around the world.

This is a highly demanding role and includes leading our work on the Meningitis Progress Tracker which is now used around the world to find high quality data on meningitis in one place. It requires the need to keep up to date with latest research; write and oversee the production of in-house thought-leadership papers; provide evidence and content for informed public affairs, advocacy and communications work; and take part in media and advocacy work.

How to apply

All candidates are requested to submit a letter stating why you think you are suitable for this role and an accompanying CV.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates that may previously have, or feel like they have, experienced being excluded from generally advertised roles due to their gender, ethnicity, disability status or sexual orientation.

The final closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Friday 16 June.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 28 June. First interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and candidates with individual travel, access or disability support requirements are encouraged to communicate their needs to enable appropriate support to be provided to ensure access to interviews.

If successful at a first interview a second interview would take place via MS Teams with the CEO and members of the Trustee Board on Friday 7 July.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Vinny Smith vinnys@meningitis.org

Please return application forms via e-mail to vinnys@meningitis.org

Salary: £50,000 per annum plus benefits, dependent on experience.

Following receipt of satisfactory references, the successful candidate should be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment.