£4000 - £33000 per annum
Permanent, Contract, 6 Month Contract, Full-time
Job description

Ambassador and Campaigns Officer

Salary: £30 - 33,000 pro rata + excellent benefits

Location: Stratford, London 1 or 2 days per week (with flexible working opportunities)

Contract: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract or Internal Secondment Opportunity

Closing date: Friday 22nd of October 2021, 23:59pm

Interview date : 4th/5th of November 2021


Are you a skilled communicator with a passion for motivating campaigners to beat cancer?


At CRUK we work to inspire volunteers, unite the scientific community, educate the public and tell our story to governments to bring about change. Our Campaigns and Ambassador Officers will empower supporters to influence their elected representatives and change government policy for people who are, or will be, affected by cancer.


What will you be doing?


We are looking for a skilled communicator to help keep cancer high on the political agenda by:


Mobilising volunteers, supporters and the wider public to influence policymakers at a constituency, UK-wide and devolved level. Working with the Campaigns Manager and Officers, the successful applicant will support the delivery of our campaign activity through campaign stewardship development, volunteer management, digital communications and events.

  • To develop, deliver and evaluate effective supporter journeys which inspire our campaigners to act.

  • Maintain the volunteer management processes of the Ambassador and Campaigns team, including communications to Ambassadors and managing the logistics and content for campaign events.

  • ?To support the development of the campaigning function for Cancer Research UK by developing, implementing and evaluating engagement strategies across the volunteering pathway.

  • To build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • To effectively communicate our campaign work, drive forward campaigns and enhance the Campaigns team's reputation with supporters, cancer patients, researchers, the wider public and Cancer Research UK staff

  • To undertake other tasks as may be determined from time to time by the Campaigns Manager and Head of Public Affairs & Campaigning ???


Full job description (please conta ct us if you would like this in an accessible format):


Why this role?


Cancer Research UK has a history of mobilising supporters to achieve political change - for example 'Smokefree Workplaces', investment in radiotherapy services, and ensuring tobacco will be sold in plain, standardised cigarette packs. By joining our award-winning team, you'll gain an in-depth knowledge of our organisation and campaigning whilst developing all the skills and experience you need for your future career.


Who are we looking for?


To join our team, you'll need:

  • Effective planning and project management skills with the ability to set and work to deadlines in complex, matrixed environments

  • Brings an innovative mindset, with a curiosity to continually improve and evaluate, using test and learn techniques, and promoting a 'dare to fail' culture

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience of producing clear, accurate and convincing communications

  • Strong relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to adapt style, build a rapport and use empathy and understanding to respond to queries and requests


Demonstrably passionate about campaigning and making a case for change that benefits people, patients and professionals


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,?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.??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.?


Please submit your CV online?


As part of your application, we would like you to submit a covering?letter?online?in the text box provided. Please include?your motivations for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience are a good match.??


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Posted on: 11 October 2021
Closed date: 25 October 2021
Job ref: R019330
Tags: Campaigning, Volunteer Management