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Senior Health Community Engagement Officer

Stratford (Hybrid)
£36000 - £38500 per annum
Job description


Salary: £36,000 - £38,500 per annum

Reports to: Senior Health Community Engagement Manager

Department: Policy, Information & Communications

Location: Stratford w/ high-flex (1-2 days per week in the office)

Employment type: Permanent

Working hours: 35 hours per week (we are open to 4 days per week / compressed hours)

Closing date: Tuesday 5 December 2023, 23:55*

Please note we may close this earlier than stated if we receive enough interest, therefore early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone determined, someone like you.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Senior Health Community Engagement Officer, working on our Cancer Awareness Roadshow. We need you to support the day-to-day planning and delivery of the Cancer Awareness Roadshow, and other nurse-led cancer awareness activity in the community. Further to this, you'll be responsible for the coordination of the cohort of Bank Nurses who cover the Roadshow, Cancer Awareness in the Workplace and other cancer awareness activity.

What will I be doing?

  • Managing the overall planning and agenda for campaign meetings, working with the wider Roadshow team and consulting with other internal stakeholders

  • Responsible for the monitoring, quality control and annual content review of Roadshow materials to ensure that they meet the needs of the team and activity, and high standards are maintained

  • Responsible for managing the relationship with the Regional Press team and overseeing all related press activity, working with the HCE Manager and Senior HCE Manager

  • Managing the day-to-day relationships with our cohort of Cancer Awareness Bank Nurses, ensuring appropriate and timely resolution of queries and issues, escalating where necessary

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the Bank Nurses with responsibility for the monitoring and sign off of Bank Nurse hours and expenses, reviewing any discrepancies with the Senior HCE Manager

  • Being responsible for the recruitment, training and ongoing management of the team's Health Awareness Volunteers, and for evaluation and ongoing development of the programme

  • Contributing to the planning of the team's public-facing community engagement work and input into wider plans for the HCE team

  • Representing the work of the team internally and externally as required.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with proven ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritise work and meet multiple deadlines

  • Aptitude for working under pressure and the flexibility to accommodate changing demands

  • Good interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a range of internal colleagues and external stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Eye for detail, ability to spot opportunities for improving ways of working and processes, and proactive in driving these changes

  • Interest in health promotion and cancer, and in tackling health inequalities

  • Good basis of understanding of evaluation and reporting methods

  • Willing to travel for regional activity, meetings and conferences, as deemed appropriate.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work - from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy - will change the world. It's exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

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Posted on: 21 November 2023
Closed date: 05 December 2023 at 11:43
Job ref: R026863
Tags: Policy/Research