The CCA is looking for a new Policy Assistant

Location: Central London

Salary: £25k

Closing date: Monday 6th December

Role summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised individual to support the development of community pharmacy across Britain. Covering topics such as patient safety, digital innovation, and service design, you will be able to gain experience in a breadth of subjects across pharmacy practice and healthcare. Joining our Policy Team, you will assist in the creation of policy, and work with policy managers to understand and further our members interests. You will support the team through both administration and planning for our standing working groups, as well as undertaking short projects to meet specific objectives.

With a confidence in IT usage, particularly Excel, you will undertake data and evidence collection to shape the work of the team and our members. Meeting senior managers and clinicians within CCA companies, you will be able to share your analysis and support community pharmacy as it transforms to a more patient facing role.

This role is ideal for someone new to policy work or the healthcare setting. The policy team is a small and experienced group, able to support your development. You will join us at an exciting time for the CCA and the UK’s community pharmacy sector.

Skills and experience

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and develop good working relationships
  • Excellent numerical and data analysis skills
  • Ability to support multiple projects and associated deadlines
  • Ability to produce written work to a high standard
  • Insight into or understanding of the role of trade associations is desirable
  • Previous experience working with an office team is desirable

Diversity and Inclusion

At the CCA, we are committed to attracting diverse talent that represents the society we live in.

We encourage applications from all regardless of age, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or beliefs. We are committed to building a culture of belonging and inclusion and this is reflected in our policies, practices, and the executive team.

We are a family friendly organisation, and we encourage flexible working as we want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance. The role will be based from our central London offices, with the opportunity for the flexibility of regular remote working.

Who are we?

Established in 1898, the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) is a trade association for the large community pharmacy operators in England, Scotland, and Wales. We represent the interests of our members and provide a forum for them to combine their unique scale, skills, and knowledge for the benefit of patients, the public, and the NHS.  Our members own and operate around 6,000 pharmacies across Britain. They dispense over 500 million NHS prescription items every year and deliver a broad range of healthcare and wellbeing services – such as COVID vaccinations.

How to apply

The role is based in our London office, with the opportunity for some blended home working. The salary for this job is £25k. To apply for the role, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to [email protected], with a subject line “Policy Assistant Application”.

The closing date is Monday 6th December, with interviews held in person week commencing 13th December.

For further information or if you would like to arrange an informal conversation about your suitability for the role, please contact us at [email protected].

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