Midnight on Monday 11th July 2022
£26,505 to £32,512 with an exceptional maximum of £38,163, depending on experience
The General Medical Council (GMC) works to protect patients and improve medical education and practice across the UK. We’re currently looking for a highly motivated and self-sufficient Patient Safety and Engagement Officer to support and promote the GMC’s patient safety and engagement work in Wales.
You'll have your own portfolio of areas to coordinate and lead. Your role will help ensure that the GMC’s position on core patient safety issues is clearly communicated to key interest groups, including the Welsh Government, inspection bodies, health boards and patient groups. Day to day, you’ll be part of a small team liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders. Through policy campaigns, you’ll raise the profile and understanding of the work that the GMC does in a positive and balanced way. You’ll be relied upon to work proactively and often independently, applying a keen eye for detail when it comes to ensuring protocols are followed.
We’re looking for someone with a good understanding of health policy in Wales. A background in the healthcare system, patient safety, audit, inspection, or improvement would be advantageous. Your ability to understand the legislative framework and the political environment within which the GMC and other healthcare regulators operate is also important.
Along with a passion for influencing and informing positive health policy, you’ll need excellent communication and project management skills. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who can problem-solve, analyse, and present complex information clearly. If you are that personable, articulate and methodical individual, keen to make a lasting impact on healthcare, we’d like to hear from you.
Join our team and you’ll be a valuable member of a strong and stable organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. You'll have the opportunity to work in an area of complex regulatory policy and positively influence the GMC, developing your career in the process.
Our friendly workplace is built around personal and professional wellbeing and, even pre-pandemic, we were advocates of flexible working. Our office is located in Caspian Point in Cardiff Bay.
This is a hybrid role. The current expectation is at least one day a month in the Wales office, the rest home working with additional office days as required.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a CV and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages which demonstrates your reason for applying and a summary of how you can meet the key skills listed in the job description.
Please ensure you have anonymised your CV and covering letter before submitting your application. Please refer to the CV application form guidance.
The GMC is happy to support a range of flexible working options. Flexible working requests will be considered in line with the policy.
The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination. We are working hard to increase staff diversity and those we work with, wherever possible. Applicants from all backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply.