We have a unique opportunity available for a GPhC registered pharmacist to lead in all CCA policy development activities in Wales. As a Policy and Planning Manager for the CCA, reporting the Chief Executive, you will work with the CCA’s Welsh Management Group and CCA representatives at a local level to support the advocacy of the CCA to stakeholders across Wales and to promote the organisation’s vision, mission and values.
The CCA is the trade association for large pharmacy operators in England, Scotland and Wales. Our vision is that everyone, everywhere, can benefit from world class healthcare and wellbeing services provided by their community pharmacy. Between them, our members own around 6,000 community pharmacies representing almost half of the UK market.
In this role, you will ensure that the CCA’s policy positions are up to date on all relevant Wales issues and effectively manage the production and use of those policies and associated programmes of work for the benefits of CCA members. You will be able to translate policy positions into the various representation and influencing activities of the CCA and its representatives at all levels. There will be significant contact with key stakeholders across the pharmacy sector, in national government, local government and the NHS in Wales.
You will represent and express the position of the CCA at various events, meetings and on external working groups or committees. Working alongside the chair of the CCA Welsh Management Group, you will ensure that plans and activities deliver to the overall business plan of the organisation. You will provide support for CCA working groups, both in terms of providing the secretariat support and project delivery functions.
To be successful, you will have an ability to understand and influence highly complex systems and situations to further a specific purpose. Experience of policy development and insight into the role of a trade association are desirable, and you will need to produce written work for publication to a very high standard. You will need to be adaptable and able to work on various different areas of work at any one time, working alongside several colleagues.
This is a permanent part-time position (7.5 hours per week), primarily working remotely from anywhere in the UK. In the future, some travel may be required to attend face-to-face meetings.
If you would like an initial informal conversation about the role, please contact Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive, via Malcolm.firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: “ Policy and Planning Manager (Wales) Query”. Interviews will be held in early January 2021.