Senior Policy Adviser

Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Up to £37556 per annum
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Policy Adviser

Location: Belfast

Salary: £37,556 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing date: Friday 18th January 2019

The Organisation is the voice of dentists and dental students in the UK. They bring dentists together, support their members through advice and education, and represent their interests. This is a challenging and dynamic period for dentistry and the Organisation is recruiting a Senior Policy Adviser to join their team.

Role Overview:

This is a full-time permanent post and the post-holder will be based in their office in Belfast. The role will focus on managing the business of the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee; working with committee officers and the National Director to develop and deliver clear policy outcomes and developing and maintaining key relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders;

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Identifying areas for analysis, policy development and research;
  • Providing high level policy and advice input to the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee
  • Drafting policy options papers on issues pertinent to committee business in conjunction with the Policy and Research team
  • Providing policy input to enable member advice to reflect all aspects of proposals for general dental practice for Northern Ireland, acting as the lead point of contact for the Organisation in all matters relating to Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee
  • Monitoring relevant developments in factors which impact on primary care dentistry in Northern Ireland and analyse and disseminate them as appropriate
  • Supporting committee officers and the National Director in establishing contacts and liaising with relevant external stakeholders and organisations including the Department of Health Social services and Public Safety

The Candidate:

The successful candidate should have:

  • Experience of developing policy in the healthcare or other setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to organise and prioritise own workload and to work on own initiative
  • Negotiation, persuasion and influencing skills
  • The ability to communicate with professionals at all levels
  • Good presentation skills enabling public speaking to large and small groups
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of MS Office and experience of using databases
  • The ability to provide analysis including statistical analyses and to communicate complex issues


  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cash back for various healthcare treatments
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Subsidised gym membership

To apply for this role please click the APPLY button and CHECK YOUR EMAILS to complete the attached application form and access the link for full job description.

The Company is an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People.

Candidates with experience of: Deputy Head of Compliance, Compliance Executive, Policy Advisor, Policy Adviser, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Policy and Regulation Officer, Directive Policy Affairs Executive, Regulation Manager will also be considered for this role.

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