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Senior Officer, Global Government Relations

Wellcome Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Wellcome Trust to Influence Global Health Policy and Build Strategic Partnerships in an Inclusive, Flexible Work Environment


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~3 day / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

The Wellcome Trust is at the forefront of advancing health by supporting scientific research, policy advocacy, and global partnerships. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn over the next decade in life, health, and wellbeing, Wellcome is tackling the world's most pressing health challenges.

Role Summary:

  • Support the Head of Global Government Relations in driving Wellcome's partnerships with governments.
  • Develop strategies for advocacy in key areas: infectious disease, mental health, climate and health, and discovery research.
  • Forge and enhance relationships with political stakeholders, policymakers, and multilateral organisations.
  • Participate in policy-making processes and attend relevant meetings and events.
  • Engage in impactful projects promoting equity, inclusion, and evidence-based policy solutions.

Role Requirements:

  • Keen interest in politics, international affairs, and health policy.
  • Excellent political judgment and eagerness to drive positive change.
  • Experience in building partnerships with government bodies and navigating policy environments.
  • Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders and advocate for Wellcome’s priorities.

Application Process Details:

  • Submit your CV and complete the application form.
  • Interview dates are set for Thu, 18 April and Fri, 9 April 2024.

Wellcome offers a hybrid work schedule, with a commitment to flexibility and diversity. Starting from 1st September 2024, the schedule includes three days in the office and two days remote or in-office as preferred. Wellcome actively promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace, providing adjustments for candidates with disabilities or long-term conditions.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

As a Senior Officer, you will be working as part of Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships (GRSP), reporting to the Head of Global Government Relations. This role will support the Head of Global Government Relations and Government Relations Leads to plan and deliver Wellcome’s partnerships with governments, to advocate for positive change in health, science and research.

You will form a core part of the team advising and formulating strategies for Wellcome to deliver on our advocacy goals in infectious disease, mental health, climate and health, and discovery research, through building our external relationships with political stakeholders, policymakers, multilateral organisations, and other relevant partners.

We are looking for someone with lots of enthusiasm, an interest in politics and international affairs, good political judgment, and a passion to achieve change. You will have the opportunity to work on projects that require building lasting partnerships with governments to deliver impact on Wellcome’s priorities, navigating complex policy environments, and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will have the chance to be involved in policy-making processes at both the multilateral and national levels and attend meetings/events where relevant to Wellcome’s interests. You will contribute to meaningful work that advocates for greater equity, inclusion and access in health and a better understanding of evidence-based policy solutions.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application. Interview dates: Thu, 18 April and Fri, 9 April 2024. You can view the full job description on our website. You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website.

Our Hybrid Way of Working: We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days working either remotely or in the office. From 1st September 2024 we will move to 3 days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with the remaining 2 days working either remotely or in the office.

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.


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