The Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT) is the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer. Our mission is to save lives and improve outcomes through research, information, awareness and support. In July 2019 we were awarded 'National Healthcare & Medical Reseach Charity of the Year' at the national Charity Awards and earlier in the year the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Fundraising awarded our Fundraising & Communications Team with 'Fundraising Team of the Year'. We are a small but incredibly passionate and driven organisation that is proud and supportive of our people - together we make the biggest impact for our community.
Awareness of primary bone cancer amongst healthcare professionals remains poor, meaning that diagnosis is often delayed and so patients present at specialist sarcoma centres with advanced disease. The diagnostic process is often a very stressful time for our patients, which can have a negative impact on the rest of their treatment.
As part of our 2017-2022 strategy, BCRT committed to a number of key awareness activities to improve awareness of primary bone cancer amongst key healthcare professionals, including GPs, Physiotherapists and Radiologists, with the ultimate aim of improving the speed of diagnosis and outcomes for primary bone cancer patients. Raising awareness of this rare group of cancers, amongst both professionals and the public is of paramount importance if improvements in time to diagnosis are to be made.
The Awareness Executive will have a key role in the review of our current awaress campaign aimed at GPs and will contribute to the delivery of ongoing awareness projects, including our work with Junior Doctors and The University of Sheffield Medical Students. The Awareness Executive will also work closely with the Communications Team to ensure robust marketing of awareness campaigns.
The Awareness Executive role will be a one year contract in the first instance.
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and organisational skills, a meticulous eye for detail, with healthcare or previous charity experience preferable but not essential. They will will possess an understanding of medical jargon and language and have the ability to work with key stakeholders both remotely and face-to-face. The candidate should possess the ability to work well as part of a team but also be able to demonstrate effective time management and a strong independent work ethic.
As we are a small team, a team-player attitude is a must, as well as a positive and can-do approach.
If you have excellent communication and project management skills, a natural ability to liaise with stakeholders, and determination to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.
- Application Form & CV submission closing date: 11th December
- Interviews W/C 16th December
For more details please see the full Job Description.
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