Newham, London (On-site)
£38000 - £42000 per annum
Job description


Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 per annum + benefits

Contract length: Permanent

Location: Stratford w/ high-flex 1 -2 days a week in office (compressed hours / 4 days per week considered)

Closing date: Sunday 26th June 2022 23:55

Are you keen to join a high-profile and award-winning department which saves lives through influencing cancer policy across the UK and Europe?

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research and is in a unique position to influence policy across the UK and Europe. CRUK's goal is to raise survival to 3 in 4 over the next 20 years. To achieve this we will require a focus on funding and supporting the best research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer, and ensuring that the findings of this research are translated into benefit for patients as quickly as possible. It is therefore essential that we keep cancer high on the political agenda in the UK and Europe.

CRUK's policy development team works across cancer research, prevention and health policy, developing evidence-based policy positions to inform decisions by all four UK governments related to cancer and research and communicating these to key decision makers.

Why we need you

We need a Policy Manager to plan and execute CRUK's strategic approach to policy development and influencing relating to science and the charity sector environment for Cancer Research UK. You'll play a key role in the science policy team and ensure the organisation develops well-researched, evidence-based and timely policy, which is then used to influence the policy agenda in the UK and beyond.

Current priorities for the science policy team include: data for health and research; the R&D funding environment; the clinical research environment; the research workforce. the R&D environment for early detection and diagnosis innovation.

What will I be doing?

  • Leading policy development, strategies and influencing plans on issues relating to science policy, optimising the UK's research environment to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer

  • Leading the policy agenda relating to the charity sector, reporting directly into the Head of Policy Development

  • Build and manage strong relationships across CRUK; provide expert knowledge and advice including briefing senior leaders on the latest policy developments

  • Building and managing a network of external stakeholder relationships to advance our policy agenda

  • Using specialist policy and research expertise to develop evidence-based, timely policy positions

  • Writing high quality and persuasive position papers, briefings, consultation responses, reports and media material

  • Representing CRUK at external meetings and events and in the media, effectively communicating the charity's policy positions to a range of audiences.

  • Managing projects across the department, working closely with public affairs and campaigning teams to ensure activities are aligned.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Significant experience of policy analysis and development

  • Clear understanding of the policy issues relevant to Cancer Research UK, and of the UK nations' political processes and research structures

  • Significant experience of managing a portfolio of work, prioritising effectively and delivering work through others, in a matrix management environment.

  • Strategic thinking

  • Excellent attention to detail, a methodical approach, and able to consistently deliver high-quality outputs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly build rapport and develop strong relationships with others

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and a demonstrated ability to communicate to, and influence, a range of audiences

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently.

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 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: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 24 June 2022 at 15:25
Job ref: R021483
Tags: Policy/Research