Head of Science and Public Health (FTC)

British Medical Association
03 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
With significant pressures on health services across the UK, the emergence of new health risks and cuts to public health funding improving public health has never been more important.

The BMAs science and public health teams mission is to keep the public healthy. The team works closely with the BMAs democratic structures to gather evidence, develop policy solutions, advice and guidance and lobby for and deliver policy change.
As the head of the team you will:
  • lead, manage and develop a small, high performing team to develop policy and provide advice on science and public health policy issues,as well as ensure our offering to members in your area delivers value.
  • this will involve close collaboration with colleagues across the Policy Directorate, particularly those with responsibility for the BMAs Board of Science, Public Health Medicine Committee, workforce and innovation and health policy.
To be successful in this role you will need:
  • significant practical experience of influencing policy in a public health or related context
  • experience of leading and managing people
  • to be articulate and confident, with excellent writing and presentation skills and the ability to form strategic relationships with counterparts in stakeholder organisations.
In return you will receive 27 days holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service) plus 1 company day and public holidays, double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary, season ticket loan (up to GBP10,000) after completion of probationary period and additional flexible benefits.

This role is a maternity cover backfill contract, as the current head of the team is acting up to cover the Head of Public Health and Healthcare Deliverys maternity leave. Candidates who can start immediately preferred.

Interviews will be held week commencing 21 October 2019.