Advice and Support Officer

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British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) are looking to recruit a Policy Advice and Support Officer to join our Employed Doctors team within the Pay and contracts function. The employed doctors team is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions for doctors employed in the NHS, including junior doctors, consultants, staff and associate specialist doctors and medical academics, and undertaking related policy work.

Negotiating doctors’ national employment contracts is an important function of the BMA. Your role will include undertaking research and drafting written reports and advice on policy issues related to doctors’ terms and conditions, from pay and working hours to academic research and part time work. You will support the head of employed doctors and senior policy advisors within the team, help deliver plans to engage with members and stakeholders, and contribute to the development of guidance and support materials. You will work with colleagues in communications, equality and inclusion, public affairs and legal to help us shape the national debate about doctors’ working conditions. You will provide expert advice to member relations colleagues on complex individual and collective member queries.

To succeed in this role you will need to be able to gra! sp new policy concepts quickly and undertake research and analysis of policy issues. You should also have excellent writing skills, be able to draft policy reports and briefings, and establish effective relationships with counterparts in the directorate and in relevant stakeholder organisations.

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. We offer a wide range of employee benefits, including pension, employee assistance programme, generous annual leave, learning and development opportunities and much more.
Why work for us?

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive:
* Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays < BR>
* 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. For any queries please email

Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:

We need your support 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 diversity & inclusion data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we are encouraging a diverse mixture of candidates to apply. Thank you very much.

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British Medical Association is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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