Senior Policy Advisor

British Medical Association
Closing date 19 January 2021
Location Remote working
Position type Permanent
Role Operations
Education Bachelor's
Experience >2 years
Salary From GBP 46,514
Benefits See below

Job description

The British Medical Association is the professional association and trade union for doctors and medical students in the UK. It has a prominent and influential position at the very heart of current debate over the future of healthcare provision.

This is a fixed term contract until July 2021.

The BMA speaks for doctors at all stages of their careers and is a leading voice on a wide range of professional and political issues, globally, affecting medicine and health.

Ensuring the BMA is at the forefront in the response to key health challenges including the response to the COVID19 pandemic, and the climate crisis, the organisation is seeking a senior policy advisor for its research and action program on global health policy issues.

Your role in the international team will involve providing expert policy advice and guidance on key global health challenges to a variety of audiences including senior staff, committees, chief officers and members.

You will analyse and develop policy proposals, produce technical briefings, guidance and other support materials and represent the BMA at external meetings, conferences and other events.

To succeed in this role you will need experience of policy development in an international health-related context. You will have excellent writing skills, sound judgement and be adept at influencing senior figures and managing strategic relationships. Experience of working on, and knowledge of global health and development issues would be highly desirable.

If you would like to help the BMA play its part in shaping the future of healthcare globally, then this is the role for you.

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive

  • Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
  • Additional flexible benefits.


How to apply

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website HERE. For any queries please email

Diversity monitoring: We need your support. We want to make sure our staff come from a variety of backgrounds so we especially welcome applications from disadvantaged communities. Even if you`re not selected, it would be really helpful if you could complete the equal ops data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we`re encouraging a diversity of people to apply. Thank you very much