Head of Policy Development
Head of Policy Development (2 years FTC)
GBP51,332 - GBP60,390 per annum
Our purpose is to protect the public by regulating dental professionals in the UK. All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontic therapists must be registered with us to work in the UK. The support and experience of our dedicated and highly focused teams is invaluable. This is your chance to build on your own skills and experience and make a worthwhile contribution to our work.
About the role:
This role (internally known as Head of Right Touch Regulation) will be focused on a large part of the agenda set out by the GDC's shifting the balance document. The role will be supporting the redesign of how the GDC reacts to issues over required standards not being met. The GDC is currently undertaking an end to end review of its fitness to practise processes with a view to making substantial changes to making this process quicker, more proportionate, more effective and more transparent to lead to better outcomes for patients and professionals. You will be playing a leadership role in terms of what this piece of work looks like going forward.
Alongside this, the GDC is currently leading a cross regulatory piece of work on seriousness and what that means for misconduct. You will be playing a leading development role in this. You will need to be able to work with colleagues all across the business, particularly from within the Fitness to Practise directorate (including with the Executive Director) as well as others within Strategy. You will be working with colleagues within our Registration directorate around registration requirements and how registrants get on to the GDC's register. You will play a key role in determining how the GDC manages complaints and how we divert those to other bodies. You will therefore not just be cultivating internal relationships, but also the management of external relationships and working with other bodies to make sure that the resolution is proportionate, including encouraging others to use powers to bring forward a resolution.
Your background is not important as we are looking for an individual to bring their development skills to the GDC. You will be a specialist in senior policy development and an individual who is able to bring fresh and new ideas, providing a new perspective.
The GDC is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.
To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer an attractive benefits package that includes a generous pension scheme, 25 days' annual leave (not inclusive of bank holidays).
How to apply:
In order to apply, you will need to submit an up to date copy of your CV and a cover letter through the below link.
Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 25th March 2018.
If you are interested in working for us in the future in either London or our new Birmingham office (opening Autumn 2018) and would like to send us a speculative application, please email your CV and cover letter via the button below and we will contact you when we have something suitable available.
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