Newham, London (On-site)
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Operations Officer - Cancer Grand Challenges

Location: Stratford, London (high flex - we would expect you to be in the office a minimum of 2 days per week)

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 pa depending on experience + benefits

Contract Type / Hours: Permanent / Full time 35 hours per week (Other flexible-working requests can also be considered if they meet business needs)

Application Deadline: Sunday 21st August at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.

Interviews to take place on Friday 26th and Tuesday 30th August.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work at the forefront of cancer research on a global scale? Now is an exciting time to join Cancer Grand Challenges as an Operations Officer.

What will I be doing?

Cancer Grand Challenges is a new global cancer research initiative supported by a partnership between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), that builds on the existing CRUK Grand Challenge. A new Cancer Grand Challenges team is being established within Cancer Research UK to drive the initiative. The Operations Officer will support and deliver operational activities across the full team, supporting Cancer Grand Challenges' purpose of making the radical progress against cancer that humankind is waiting for.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role are as follows:

  • Deliver to work plans and assist in the design, development and maintenance of process documents and reporting mechanisms for all operational activity within Cancer Grand Challenges.
  • Support and coordinate the activities of the Grand Challenge Advisory Panel and associated meetings, working closely with scientific colleagues and with the Panel Chair and membership.
  • Deliver the application and review processes for Cancer Grand Challenges, working with colleagues to identify and implement improvements within and between funding calls.
  • Deliver excellent support to Cancer Grand Challenges applicants to required standards, governance, policies, and timeframes.
  • Interface with Cancer Grand Challenges reviewers, applicants and funded teams, providing excellent operational support as appropriate.

What skills are we looking for?

We're looking for a strong communicator with good analytical skills who is comfortable working with ambiguity and change.

You'll have….

  • Relevant experience of managing projects, with ability to develop and deliver complex plans and deliver multiple tasks to competing deadlines and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent attention to detail and with an ability to present data in a clear and concise format relevant for the audience.
  • Process management expertise, including implementing and evaluating new processes.
  • Experience of building effective relationships with colleagues at all levels, including with external stakeholders and with a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively whilst demonstrating listening skills and an ability to influence others.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications and Office 360.

In addition to this, we would ideally like applicants to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant experience of grants management.
  • A logical thinker, who enjoys resolving day-to-day problems by developing robust and pragmatic solutions.

Application process: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form and answered all application questions. CVs are required for all applications; however, they will not be reviewed until interview stage.

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 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.??

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Posted on: 05 August 2022
Closing date: 04 September 2022 at 09:36
Job ref: R022134
Tags: Project Management