Policy Coordinator

Posted on: Friday 10 March 2023

Closing: Thursday 13 April 2023 23:59

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The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is seeking a new Policy Coordinator.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is seeking applications from enthusiastic and motivated candidates to the post of Policy Coordinator, helping to manage our varied and exciting policy and communications activities. FPM is the membership body for doctors working in the specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine – healthcare professionals vital to the development of safe and effective medicines and medical devices.

The post-holder will primarily work with the FPM Policy and Communications Committee and Expert Groups. The groups span the breadth of pharmaceutical medicine, from pharmacology to the marketing and regulation of medicines, across oncology, gene therapies, medical devices and digital health and many other areas. The group members apply their expert knowledge across these areas to respond to the external policy environment and to contribute to the development of FPM policy.

The main responsibilities for the post-holder include: organising meetings and taking and distributing notes and actions; liaising with group members to make progress with the activities of the groups; and collating and editing feedback and responses to prepare policy outputs. Another aspect of the role will be working with the FPM Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Forum, enabling the postholder to develop an understanding of these issues and how they affect the development of medicines.

The post-holder will need an eye for detail, a professional and friendly manner, be able to work flexibly and resourcefully, and have a hunger to learn and to broaden and strengthen their administrative, writing and policy development skills.

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Job title

Policy Coordinator


Part-Time. 0.6 FTE, 21 hours per week.


Permanent, subject to successful completion of the 6 month probation period

Starting salary

£28,000 FTE
(£16,800 pro rata for 0.6)

Fantastic benefits

Flexible working
29 days (pro-rated) annual leave
Christmas closure days
Birthday leave
and more


Hybrid working with a minimum of one day a week (Wednesday) in our Islington London office.

Reports to

Head of Policy and Communications

Works closely with

Marketing and Digital Communications Manager

Digital Communications Coordinator

Main tasks and responsibilities

The main purpose of this role is to develop and support FPM’s policy activities and processes, to administer and coordinate relevant committees and groups and to provide support to press enquiries. There is a detailed person specification available here: FPM Policy Coordinator – Person specification (March 2023)

PDF of job description: Policy Coordinator – Job Description (March 2023)

  1.  Policy
    • Supporting the management of policy workstreams and working groups
    • Coordination of policy workshops and events
    • Coordination and quality management of FPM responses to public consultations
    • Maintenance of relevant webpages for policy projects, activities and groups
    • Monitoring consultation timelines and recording and tracking submissions


  1.  Administration and coordination
    • Scheduling and administration of Policy and Communications Group (PCG) meetings
    • Scheduling and administration of Expert Group meetings
    • Scheduling and administration of EDI Forum meetings
    • Coordinating and supporting the activities of the PCG, Expert Groups and EDI Forum
    • Reporting of activities of Expert Groups to Head of Policy and Communications and the PCG, and coordination with other FPM groups
    • Coordinating the recruitment and onboarding of FPM members to the PCG, Expert Groups and EDI Forum


  1. General/other
    • Support the processing and coordination of press and media enquiries
    • To contribute to and support the work of the wider FPM staff, undertaking such other duties as may be from time to time required. To provide cover for colleagues as required.
    • To undertake the duties of the role in compliance with FPM policies concerning Data Protection, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety and the FPM Values

Our Values

We areThis means
Professional Being accountable for our work and actions
Innovative Seeking solutions proactively
Caring Treating everyone with dignity
Collaborative Working positively with others
Credible Being honest and ethical in our work
Learned Investing in developing knowledge and skills

Pay and conditions

The starting salary will be £28,000 pro rata (£16,800 for 0.6 FTE). FPM offers a fantastic benefits package, including flexible working, 29 days of annual leave (pro-rated for part time roles), Christmas closure days, birthday leave, cycle to work scheme and pension scheme.

FPM actively seeks to recruit people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

How to apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a covering letter of no more than 300 words explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role to recruitment@fpm.org.uk. CVs in isolation cannot be accepted.
  • Closing date: 23:59 on Monday 13 April 2023
  • Interviews: Commencing 18 April 2023.

Please see below the detailed person specification.

FPM Policy Coordinator – Person specification (March 2023)

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