Policy and Public Affairs Officer - British Liver Trust

About the role

A world without liver disease – that’s our vision.

The British Liver Trust is the leading liver charity for adults in the UK working to improve liver health. Liver disease is a public health emergency. Liver disease is a leading cause of premature death in the UK, with deaths increasing by 400% over the past two generations.

We believe that liver disease and liver cancer are at a tipping point. By taking bold action ourselves and with others, we will start to shift that balance towards a world without liver disease. We are looking for an exceptional individual to support us on this journey and to directly contribute to change.

We are seeking a policy and public affairs professional to support existing work and lead on our advocacy with key regional and local stakeholders across the country and help improve outcomes and care for liver disease patients.

The role will;

  • Be responsible for driving our ‘make early diagnosis of liver disease routine’ campaign including engagement with Integrated Care Systems and developing relationships with key stakeholders to drive improvements in care for liver patients at a regional level.
  • Support the development and implementation of our national influencing agenda and campaigns – shaping and driving policy change.
  • Support our response to consultations and promote policy positions that improve outcomes for patient with liver disease and liver cancer.
  • Represent the British Liver Trust at external meetings.
  • Contribute to our parliamentary work and engagement across the devolved nations.
  • Manage the political engagement with our Love Your Liver roadshow.

The postholder will have the opportunity to influence the commissioning of services in the NHS to improve liver disease patient outcomes and care across the UK.

The British Liver Trust is in a growth phase and we are keen to receive applications from candidates looking for a challenging role, which will make a real impact for liver disease patient outcomes and care.

Full job description here: Policy and Public Affairs Officer Job Description

If you would like to apply for the role, please send a covering letter and CV and let us know why you are applying for the role. Please include in your email;

  • a covering letter explaining how your experience, skills and knowledge make you suitable for the role, with particular relevance to the Job description;
  • an up to date CV, including 2 referees.

Please send your application to hr@britishlivertrust.org.uk.

Closing date:            5pm on Tuesday 16th August 

Interviews:                24th and 25th August (there may be some flexibility on these dates if you are on annual leave – please indicate this when applying).


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What is a CCG or ICS?

CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) were established as part of the Health and Social Care Act in 2012. They are groups of general practices, which come together in each area to commission the best services for their patients and population.

ICS (Integrated Care Systems) are new partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups. ICS will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by April 2022 and cover a wider geographic area than CCGs.

Devolved nations – health is primarily a devolved matter across the four nations which make up the UK. Among these variations are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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