London

£31000 - £34000 per annum

full-time

R011077

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Project Manager (Volunteer Engagement)*

Salary: £31,000 to £34,000
Contract: Full time, fixed term - 12 months

Location: Angel office, London

Shortlisting for interview will be on a rolling basis from January with intention to interview in February so early application is strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Can you help us to bring our new legacy pledge campaign to life?

We are looking for an experienced communications professional with a natural flair for identifying and developing a group of individuals to be brand ambassadors for our new legacy campaign - "I Pledge".

Why we need you

Gifts in wills (legacies) fund a third of all our research and are vital to Cancer Research UK's mission to move to 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer diagnosis by 2034. So if you are driven, talented and excited by the chance to use your skills to help secure a future free from the fear of cancer then we want to hear from you.

What will I be doing?

You will be responsible for…


  • Identifying interviewing and working with an inspiring and engaging mix of individuals who's faces and stories will help to bring Cancer Research UK's legacy campaign to life across TV online and news media.

  • Working with internal marketing, communications and fundraising teams and external agencies to develop and deliver the campaign.

  • Influencing and networking within the internal legacy team to set up efficient systems and processes to share information, identify potential media volunteers and communicate campaign milestones and developments


You'll be able to bring to the role:


  • In depth knowledge of integrated marketing communications campaigns

  • Project management skills

  • The ability to develop compelling narrative and working across complex internal and external stakeholder groups

  • Experience of storytelling through written copy is essential


Ideally, you'll also be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of how the new GDPR legislation will impact on your work and how you will take steps to make sure that systems and processes comply. You will be an excellent networker and communicator with a good understanding of the media landscape. You will champion the interests of the media volunteers who are the face of our campaigns and align their best interests those of the charity and the I pledge campaign

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. 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 and cover letter online.

*Please note that this role is titled Media Volunteer Liaison Manager internally

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