Head of Member Relations

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British Medical Association

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.
A full-time permanent opportunity has arisen for a Head of Member Relations to lead an expert team in BMA Northern Ireland, responsible for providing comprehensive employment law, employee relations advice and support to doctors on complex matters affecting their working lives.

The postholder will build key relationships with doctors and health and social care employers across Northern Ireland, overseeing individual advice and local negotiation services on behalf of members. The Head of Member Relations will be in regular contact with senior decision makers within health and social care trusts, Northern Ireland Department of Health and agencies within the Northern Ireland health and social care structures.

Candidates for this post must have an established track record in human resources, industrial relations, or employment law and significant senior experience of partnership working, stakeholder management and the ability to build productive relationships.

The postholder will have advanced negotiation skills and the ability to influence individuals using tact, expertise and diplomacy. Knowledge of the political and healthcare landscape in Northern Ireland will be an advantage as is experience of leading a team and overseeing high quality service provision.

Full responsibilities are detailed in the role profile.

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.

You may be working remotely initially, but we`ll provide all the support you need. 
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. 
Closing date: Tuesday, 26th January 2021

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.

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