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HEAD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Based in London
  • Fulltime, Permanent

The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of External Relations to join our Communications department in our London office.

As the Head of External Relations you will take the lead in promoting MPS externally to policymakers, politicians and the media. This position is integral to shaping MPS’ profile and reputation worldwide, as well as managing the development of MPS external policy positions.

As a senior member of the Communications department you will manage several teams including the Public Affairs, Policy and Media teams, and provide expert advice and guidance to MPS’ Executive and senior leadership. You will also be responsible for MPS’s external profile and authorise the release of complex media statements and press releases.

Candidates must have previous experience of external relations management strategy development, coupled with an in depth knowledge of UK Parliamentary workings. Ideally with work experience within this or other devolved bodies.

You must possess demonstrable evidence of developing and influencing policy in a commercial environment and will preferably be degree educated or CIPR certified. Experience of writing policy papers and working with government is essential. You must have great stakeholder management skills and have the ability to work autonomously and to tight deadlines.

In return, we offer a great working environment in conveniently located offices in central London. We offer an exceptional benefits package, including a 12% pension scheme, 30 days paid holiday (in addition to public holidays), private medical insurance and a health care cash plan, car allowance, London Weighting allowance, childcare vouchers and an annual bonus scheme.

Download a role profile here

To apply or enquire, please send a CV and cover letter to careers@medicalprotection.org for the attention of George Mill.