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Senior Policy Officer (Community and Social Care)

Senior Policy Officer (Community and Social Care)
London office-based contract with flexibility to work up to 5 days a week remotely
£33,885 - £39,276 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date:
9am on 17 January 2022

About us

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About you

2022 will be another important year in health and care policy. You’ll be working to make sure social care reform in England works for people with MS and to increase support for unpaid carers. And you'll support the next phase of our Neurology Now campaign to improve neurology healthcare services.

We have strong relationships across the sector and you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with coalition partners to effectively influence external stakeholders and amplify the voices of people affected by MS. 

Reporting to the Policy Manager for Health and Care, you’ll contribute to the development of our policy positions, campaigns and influencing programmes. You’ll help to ensure that our policy work is built around strong evidence, informed by and developed with people living with MS, their carers and health and care professionals. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a high-performing, supportive and friendly team. 

How to apply

In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.

Completed applications are to be emailed to [email protected]

Please contact the HR Team via [email protected] if you require any reasonable adjustments to apply for this role or would like to discuss the role in confidence.

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from here:

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

Closing date: 9am on 17 January 2022