Salary: Circa £31,000 per annum
Contract Length: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week (We're open to a variety of flexible working options, including full-time, part-time and compressed hours)
Location: Stratford based (1-2 days per week in the office)
Closing date: Monday 27th September 2021 11:59pm
Interview date: W/C 11th of October 2021
Are you a sharp minded health professional, keen to use your expertise and knowledge to communicate Cancer Research UK's message to a wider Audience?
Why we need you
We are recruiting a Health Information Officer to develop and disseminate engaging evidence-based information for the public and key professionals on cancer risk, prevention, early diagnosis and screening and to support the work of the organisation and key partners. This includes turning peer-reviewed scientific findings into inspiring, enabling health content and messaging (print, online or via the press), working closely with other teams who have a role in promoting health, building relationships with stakeholders and communicating about research funded by Cancer Research UK.
Make an impact every day by:
Develop a sound knowledge base of key research relevant to cancer risk, prevention, early diagnosis and screening. (This will include research funded by Cancer Research UK and others).
Take the lead on appraising and critiquing evidence for specific topic areas, including contributing to team discussions and written summaries for these topics.
Produce accurate, engaging and enabling content on cancer risk, prevention, early diagnosis and screening for our audiences through a range of channels, including leaflets, newsletters, websites, blogs and social media.
Build relationships with appropriate stakeholders - guiding activity and delivering evidence-based, creative health-related content that meets customer needs (e.g., for fundraising / policy / campaigns activity).
What skills are you looking for?
You'll be able to bring to the role:
Ability to critique epidemiological/public health research papers
Experience of/passion for explaining complex health information to a non-scientific audience in an engaging way.
Good understanding of cancer and/or public health.
Flexible approach that allows you to balance proactive and reactive tasks, allowing you to manage quickly changing priorities within your usual working day, re-prioritising tasks or asking for support as appropriate.
Able to build effective working relationships with colleagues, researchers, health professionals and other stakeholders.
Full job description (please contact us if you would like this in an accessible format):
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. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include home-working, 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.
How to apply:
Please apply by submitting your CV and answering some short application questions.