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Policy Lead / Advisor to the Chief Executive

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Alder Hey are seeking a Policy Lead who wants to make a difference for children and young people's outcomes, to engage in and advise on development and formation of policy around children and young people's health and wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for Alder Hey the Trust is embarking upon a radical new population-health based Vision 2030 - the big ambition of which is to create 'A healthier, happier and fairer future where every child and young person can achieve their full potential'.

As part of Vision 2030, Alder Hey has a clear ambition to make a bigger impact for children and young people on the national and international stage, influencing policy and advocating for children and young people's issues more than ever before.

Alder Hey's Chief Executive has recently been appointed as the NHSE National Chair of the Children and Young People's Transformation Board the post holder would advise and support the CEO in both this and her strategic Trust roles and responsibilities, along with the Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer - supporting both the delivery of the Trust's 2030 Vision and the development of the Trust's national voice and impact on behalf of children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The right candidate will be a highly skilled operator, with the specialist relationships, skills, and experience to take corporate responsibility for influencing and developing policy or service development, which impacts across or beyond the organisation, nationally and locally.

They will lead on undertaking research and analysis as a key element of the role, synthesising highly complex information from a range of policy, legislative and other documents. Candidates can also be considered on a secondment arrangement subject to relevant agreements.

The candidate will support the CEO and key Executives, professionally representing the CEO's office. They will have the ability to deliver engaging presentation material for the CEO and themselves in large and influential meetings. They will prepare policy briefs, stay abreast of key policy developments, and highlight the issues and alignment with Trust priorities - supporting the Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer in the continual shaping of Trust strategy in line with policy direction.

About us

Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year. As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions. We are recognised as a Centre of Excellence for children with cancer, cardiac, spinal and brain disease. We have been designated by the Department of Health as a national centre for craniofacial surgery and epilepsy surgery. Alder Hey is also a designated Paediatric major trauma unit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full duties, including responsibility relating to communication, reporting, financial management, and an overview of key working relationships are included in the job description attached.

Person Specification

Education & Training


  • oDegree level education or equivalent
  • oMaster's degree or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of continuous professional development

Experience & Knowledge


  • oDemonstrable experience in Public Policy development and formation and /or senior strategic advisory role to Board level leaders

Skills & Abilities


  • oSound judgement and decision-making - the ability to identify significant issues

Personal Attributes


  • oLive the Alder Hey values - respect, excellence, innovation, together, openness.

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundtion Trust


L12 2AP

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