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Head of Regulation Policy

Strategy and Communication
Regulatory Policy
£61,956 to £84,857
Employment status
Closing date
Midnight, Monday 29 May 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date
First interviews and assessments: 13 June 2017. Second interview: date TBC
Job reference

Do you have a detailed experience of leading the development of complex strategy and policy changes? Do you have the ability to understand complex legislation and a track record of facilitating debate at a senior level, with both internal and external groups and individuals in a complex political environment? If so, you could have a key role at the General Medical Council (GMC), leading our Regulation Policy team.

The GMC helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors.  We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards, and take action when they are not met. 

The role of the Regulation Policy Team’s (RPT) is to lead the GMC’s development of strategy and policy with cross-organisational implications, to support the organisation to reach a more coordinated approach to policy development and to manage our interactions with major public inquiries affecting professional regulation.

As the Head of Regulation Policy you will lead and manage the RPT (reporting to the Assistant Director of Regulation Policy), ensuring that the team’s projects and priorities are effectively planned, prioritised, resourced and delivered. You will present papers to senior staff, GMC Council and governance groups, and external stakeholders and will facilitate and contribute to debates on sensitive issues in a challenging political environment. You will also manage the section’s budget, supporting our financial management process.

With strong analytical skills, you will have a successful track record of leading policy development and change in a complex policy environment. You will be required to engage, advise and influence at the highest level, both internally and externally, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also a must. This is challenging and varied leadership role which will require first class organisational, project management and people management skills to enable you to balance priorities and to support your team in the delivery of its busy programme of work.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination. The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).

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