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Cancer Research UK
£50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days annual leave
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£42000 - £47000 per annum
Job description

Policy Research Manager - Cancer Prevention

Location:?Stratford 1-2 days per week

Salary: £42,000 - £47,000

Hours: Full-time (Flexible working)

Closing Date: 29th September

We will be shortlisting as we receive applications and there is a possibility that this role may close early. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.

As part of this application you'll be asked to complete a work history section and you will be asked to upload a CV. We don't require a cover letter, but instead you'll also be asked to complete some questions which will help us understand more about your suitability for the role.

We're looking for a Policy Research Manager to join our Policy & Information Research (P&IR) team.

In this important role, you will lead the development of the prevention policy research portfolio, designing key research studies and contracting key pieces of targeted research as required to support our strategy. You'll present research at key meetings nationally and internationally, representing CRUK, and you will also provide leadership and mentoring to a team of researchers. Your work will be key to the development of evidence-based policy at CRUK to reduce the 4 in 10 cancers that are preventable.

You will be experienced in designing, undertaking and delivering high quality impactful research, with the ability to prepare and produce high quality and publishable written material. You will also understand the aims of the charity and the importance of academic collaboration as well as have the ability to translate complex information to a range of audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on strategy and planning for prevention policy research and develop research work plans in accordance with that strategy

  • Support development of the broader Policy & Implementation Research strategy

  • Lead on delivering the prevention research programme for P&IR

  • Manage the team in the project management of targeted research across the whole project lifecycle

  • Develop and be accountable for effective and/or innovative ways of disseminating research evidence and updates to a range of internal and external audiences to facilitate optimal translation into policy

  • Lead on the publications plans and working with Prevention Policy, Public Affairs and Press teams on communications plans for the dissemination of key publications e.g. final reports and peer reviewed papers

  • Present the work of P&IR to a range of stakeholders including internal teams, academics, policy makers, advocacy groups and professional bodies to promote the preventable behaviours agenda and showcase the centre's methodology for generating policy translatable research

  • To develop and maintain key relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in the area of cancer prevention to identify and collaborate on priority research questions

  • Ensure all studies are processed in accordance to CRUK's governance, policies and standards

  • Line management of a team of three, ensuring team workload has capacity to deliver timey and impactful research

Minimum Criteria:

  • Experience of designing, undertaking and delivering high quality impactful research, in either health sciences, health policy or cancer prevention

  • Experience of designing mixed-methods research approaches, with a strength in designing data analysis plans and using quantitative tools

  • Ability to think strategically to design a research portfolio to meet key (prevention) policy objectives

  • Experience of line and matrix management to lead a team though active coaching, developing and mentoring

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact confidently with internal and external parties at senior levels

  • Proven ability to prepare and produce high quality and publishable written materials and academic research papers

  • Proven ability to translate complex information for a range of audiences

  • PHD (or equivalent research experience)

For full details of the role and to view our benefits, please see our

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Together, we will beat cancer.

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Posted on: 16 September 2021
Closing date: 29 September 2021
Job ref: R018762
Tags: Policy/Research
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