£60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Job description

Strategy Lead (6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Stratford 1-2 days a week (Expect significant home-working to begin with)

Flexible working

Full-time (4 days a week considered)

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

Application method: Please upload your CV

Closing Date: 4th May

We will be shortlisting as we receive applications and there is a possibility that this role may close early. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.

The Strategy Team supports leaders at Cancer Research UK to set the long-term strategic direction for the charity as a whole. We bring insight, structure and creativity to complex issues. The team is made up of talented individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds including from top-tier consultancies and we have a strong focus on learning and development.

It is an exciting time to join the team - over the coming months we will be working closely with our Executive Board and trustees to set the long-term strategy for Cancer Research UK. We are looking for an experienced strategist to join the team on a fixed-term basis to support this critical work.

You will play a key role - working closely with one or more of our Executive Directors - in shaping a major area of CRUK's future strategy. You'll use your abilities to frame questions/structure problems, bring in external insight and creativity, and facilitate discussion and debate. You'll act as a role model and at times support and guide the work of more junior Strategy team members. You will work with experts across CRUK and may also commission and guide work from external agencies/consultants.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead, manage and deliver key module(s) of work to shape CRUK's new long-term strategy

  • Identify key strategic questions and decisions and drive clarity on project scope and frame

  • Develop robust project plans, clarifying scope, challenging ambiguity and ensuring focus

  • Drive strategic thought leadership, delivering robust and insight-led strategic analysis that shapes our direction, including commissioning new research where needed

  • Prepare impactful papers and presentations for a variety of stakeholder groups, including Executive and Trustee meetings

  • Support delivery of our strategic agenda through discussion and exchange of ideas.

  • Lead flexible teams within and outside of the Strategy & Transformation Directorate

  • Build and develop internal and external relationships with stakeholders and networks

Minimum Criteria:

  • Proven track record in business strategy, ideally gained through management consultancy or internal consultancy positions

  • Extensive experience of initiating, managing and delivering strategy development projects with proven impact

  • Experience of advising and influencing senior level stakeholders including at Board level

  • Experience of leading projects with cross organisational impact and scope

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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. 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.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter.

Together, we will beat cancer.

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Posted on: 22 April 2021
Closed date: 04 May 2021
Job ref: R017757
Tags: Project Management