The RCN is a professional organisation for nurses in the UK, providing support, education, and advocacy.

International Policy Adviser

Job Description

Applications closed: 
July 9, 2023
Posted on: 
May 3, 2024

Imagine being faced with a world of exciting possibilities that could ultimately enable you to support our members and help shape the health policies of the future. As the UK’s largest trade union and professional body for nursing, we support over half a million members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. We represent and develop them, support their practice and lobby on their behalf to make a positive difference to their working lives. We're accredited with Investors in People Silver Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.


As International Policy Adviser at the RCN, you’ll collaborate closely with colleagues and functions across the UK organisation, to lead complex policy development and influencing to bring about change to public policy at UK and international levels, on issues impacting our members.You will also support, coordinate and maximise the RCN’s external networks with UK, European and international agencies, networks/alliances, policy makers, national nursing organisations, and the policy community, through initiating and maintaining productive relationships with relevant stakeholders. As our International Policy Adviser, you’ll identify opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with external professionals, organisations and agencies in the UK and internationally.You will build a compelling case for change, as well as drafting and developing clear, consistent, high-quality, evidence-based policy narrative and targeted recommendations across a wider range of policy priorities.

Job Requirements

To join us you’ll need to demonstrate that you have experience of analysing external policy and political landscape in the UK and globally to identify specific issues and levers for change. You will also have the ability to produce detailed and consistently high-quality policy and data analysis, and policy recommendations supported by a credible evidence-based case for change.You will also be able to demonstrate that you have the ability to foster strong professional relationships internally and externally and encourage close collaboration across the organisation is at the heart of this role.Ideally, you'll have a background in a relevant area such as working in a delivering role providing analysis and developing policy positions, recommendations and/or experience in negotiating and delivering complex and collegiate partnership work with external agencies and organisations.To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing, you need to be able to think bigger, better and brighter.

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