Job vacancy: Professional Health & Policy Researcher

Are you a pharmacist with an interest in research and professional policy, looking to support the development of strategic solutions to some of the biggest challenges in Pharmacy and Healthcare across the UK?

The CCA is the trade association for large pharmacy operators in England, Scotland and Wales. We represent the interests of our members and provide a forum for them to combine their unique scales, skills and knowledge for the benefit of patients, the public and the NHS. 

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 community pharmacy market.

We have created a new position within our Policy team for a Professional Health & Policy Researcher to support policy, strategy and research, working with the biggest high street pharmacy retailers in the UK and a small executive team based across England, Scotland and Wales.

This is an exciting period of change for the sector, and you will support the development of models to enable better integration of community pharmacy into primary care, working closely together with General Practice, the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care.

At the CCA we help to create the right environment for partnership working across corporate and public organisations, lead on the development of clinical services to be offered through community pharmacy, and create the frameworks and tools to ensure that equality is embedded into service design and delivery.

In 2020, the CCA will be working on many priority issues to ensure the continued provision of safe and effective care to patients and the sustainability of the sector for our members and the NHS.

As the Professional Healthcare and Policy Researcher you will take a lead role in developing and delivering responses to our cross-cutting priority issues. You will also manage delivery of some of the wider service functions, for example developing our evidence base, leading on bespoke research tasks, and supporting with data analysis and modelling.

With a collaborative, supportive and inclusive leadership style, you be expected to demonstrate high levels of integrity, professional credibility, and be able to work effectively with colleagues at all levels.

You will draw on excellent strategic, analytic and policy research skills, sound project management approaches and will have some experience of co-production and producing sound research for the purposes of businesses lobbying for change. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time and work alongside several colleagues.

To apply for the role, please send a cover letter and your CV to [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday 18 March.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive, via [email protected] the subject line “Professional Policy and Healthcare Researcher Query” for further information.

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