Policy Manager (f/m/d)

Policy Manager (f/m/d)

locationLondon, UK
remotePartly remote
PublishedPublished: 30.9.2022
Full time

At Accurx, we're on a mission to make patients healthier and healthcare staff happier.

Who are Accurx?

We’re a fast-growing health technology company which makes it easier for patients and healthcare teams to communicate.

Accurx is where conversations happen with and about patients. Our software helps doctors, nurses, pharmacists and administrators and other professionals to seamlessly connect with both patients and each other. 

Our mission is simple: everything we do is to make patients healthier and healthcare staff happier. Today, Accurx is used in 98% of GP practices nationwide and every day more healthcare professionals are using our software in hospitals, pharmacies, care homes and the community.

We’re passionate about staying close to our users, which is why everyone at Accurx visits a GP practice at least twice a quarter to understand how a practice runs, the difficulties they face with technologies and how we can help.

Although we’ve initially tackled the UK healthcare system, we have big ambitions to improve healthcare systems across the world in the future. You can view more about the impact we’ve had so far here. 

Life as a Policy Manager at Accurx

As a Policy Manager, you will manage the delivery of Policy projects, which seek to provide insight about and influence decisions in the health system - in line with Accurx’s vision and strategy.

The Policy team at Accurx works to influence and provide insight about the health and care system we serve. It collaborates with all areas of the Accurx business to build relationships with important stakeholders in central bodies and government, and shape the environment we operate in. We advocate for solutions in the interests of Accurx and the staff and patients that use our software.

You will Influence digital health policy and the environment Accurx operates in by:

  • Developing policy goals for parts of the Accurx business
  • Deliver projects designed to advocate for these goals
  • Representing Accurx to NHS England, government officials and others influencing policy.

You will provide insight to Accurx by:

  • Monitoring policy developments like funding or guidance changes from NHS England or government.
  • Proactively identifying significant policy issues likely to affect Accurx, and engaging with teams to address and respond to them
  • Building networks for policy insight ****in the health and social care sector

You will work as part of a team that provides influence and insight on the health system in England by:

  • Helping to set the Policy strategy, aligned to the company’s strategy
  • Working with external partners and the Accurx user community as necessary to achieve Accurx’s influencing goals
  • Build relationships with product teams, communications and company leadership as required

What the team say ...

“The NHS is one of this country’s great institutions. But for too long, staff and patients have been poorly served by the technology they’re given. We’ve never had a better opportunity to change this, to create the right conditions for patients and staff to get the tech they need. The Policy team’s job is to convince the people with power to change things for the better.

There are a host of major national challenges that better communication and our software can help the NHS tackle. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your work have an impact on care at scale, but that’s often hard to find in the policy sector. Through our policy work, we’ve helped create space for our tech to serve staff and patients in the NHS’ vaccination programmes, improve GP access and help tackle hospital waits. There’s so much more we can do, so talk to us about joining the team!” Matt Honeyman, Policy Lead

We'd really like to hear from you, if ...

  • Experience in government and policymaking, or in a role influencing policy from the private or charity sectors
  • Strong understanding of policy and strategy in UK healthcare sector(s)
    • Acute hospital understanding, experience and networks desirable
  • Experience working across multiple functions in an organisation, collaborating with others to successfully implement programs and initiatives; history of successful cross-functional team collaboration.
  • Ability to quickly develop understanding of a new policy area and then appraise and distil the implications of latest developments
  • Desirable: experience with research and analysis techniques (either quantitative or qualitative)
  • Strong communication skills, especially written briefings and presentations
  • Strong project management skills, pulling together key partners in the business
  • You're mission-driven and care about positively impacting the lives of billions
  • You're excited by change and a fast-paced learning environment
  • You love solving problems, and relish the constant challenges a startup throws your way
  • You're an excellent communicator with the ability to translate complex to simple, bringing your ideas to life
  • When you see something not working, you'll flag it and be part of the solution
  • You share our values

Salary & Benefits package:

  • £50,000 - 65,000 + meaningful share options of £31,500
  • £1,000 annual learning & development budget and a £500 annual wellness budget
  • Enhanced parental leave policy
  • Prayer, meditation and breastfeeding room
  • In house therapists available daily
  • Working abroad policy
  • We have our very own Chef! Free healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches will be provided, with the occasional sweet treat!
  • And much more.

Hybrid workplace 

We offer the team the option to work from home 2 days a week. Read more about our policy here.

Want to do a little more research before you apply? 

Head over to our main careers page to find out more about the team and our employee handbook. You can also find out more about us on Medium, LinkedIn and Twitter & Instagram.

Our YouTube channel is full of demos of our product, webinars we have held with our users and some clips about life at Accurx.

Diversity & Inclusion

Accurx is committed to being an inclusive employer - you can find out more about this commitment here. As part of this, we’re glad to accommodate candidates who need adjustments throughout the interview process.

We work in partnership with Stonewall as part of their Diversity Champions program. This is because we believe in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and can live their lives to the full. Inclusive workplaces have a huge part to play in making this world a reality.

We've officially been accredited as a flexible workplace by Flexa® Careers.


Years of experience

  • Senior