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Pancreatic Cancer UK
London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£34,767 - £36,596 inclusive of London Weighting per year + benefits
Job description

Senior Policy Officer

Do you want to help transform the future for all those affected by pancreatic cancer? 

Join us today as we are seeking a Senior Policy Officer to join our growing Campaigns, Health Improvement, and Policy team and be responsible for our organisation’s policy work on research into pancreatic cancer. 

You will develop and deliver our policy position on pancreatic cancer research, which is one of the key aims of our new organisational strategy. You will work collaboratively with research, academic, and health policy experts across the UK, as well as involve people with lived experience of pancreatic cancer in the development and delivery of your policy work. You will become the organisational expert for research investment for pancreatic cancer and provide insights to shape our policy and influence work in this area. 

This new role reports to the Policy and Health Improvement Manager, as part of the wider Policy and Health Improvement team, which is delivering evidence-based policy change for people affected by pancreatic cancer across the UK. You will also work with influencing colleagues to create and deliver compelling campaigning and public affairs work on research investment for pancreatic cancer.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

  • Develop relationships with key national stakeholders, such as civil servants, national funding bodies, industry, and charity sector colleagues, with the aim of driving increased research funding for pancreatic cancer.
  • Responsible for gathering new intelligence and supporting data analysis into research investment into pancreatic cancer, working collaboratively with our research team.
  • Responsible for writing up an evidence-based case for research investment, and development of our policy position and report on research investment for pancreatic cancer.

About you:

  • You will have experience in evidence gathering to inform policy development and influencing,
  • You will be a good communicator with experience in stakeholder engagement and management, including building relationships with people with lived experience,
  • You will be motivated by insights and analysis to drive forward new ideas and initiatives, as well as being able to identify areas for improvement within our current activity.

About us:

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we’re taking it on. It is tough to diagnose, tough to treat, and tough to research. For too long this disease has been side-lined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need. Together we are taking on pancreatic cancer. Underpinning this vision are our four values:

  • Pioneering
  • Compassion
  • Determined
  • Integrity

We cannot achieve our vision without employing staff who are committed to our vision, strategy, and values.

At PCUK our ambition is to create an inclusive working environment that reflects the communities and audiences that we engage with and, where everyone can be their true selves, where they feel respected, championed, heard, and supported. We want our workforce to achieve their potential, understand their contribution, and feel proud of their impact by creating a culture and organisation that is genuinely inclusive by advancing equality, diversity, inclusion, and belonging through our policies and practices.

We believe diversity drives great outcomes through encouraging the different points of view that come from a diverse workforce. We know people from different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas, thinking, and approaches which make the way we work more powerful, more innovative, effective, and more collaborative.

We have an exciting future, with a clear purpose and we’ve started the journey to realise our ambition to be a fair, compassionate, and inclusive organisation that can celebrate the fact that we are all equally different!

How to apply:

You can download the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role. 

  • To apply, please complete the online application form, setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification criteria. This information will be used to select candidates for interviews. 
  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK as we are not able to provide sponsorship for this role.
  • Please note that the interviews will be held remotely on Friday15th December and Monday 18th December.
  • Note for this Senior Policy Officer role: We normally pay at the base for new starters rising to £36,596 per annum over two years.

No agencies/sales call please – as a charity, we work hard to keep our costs down and therefore will not be engaging agencies to support this recruitment. 

Location: London - hybrid
Salary: £34,767 - £36,596 inclusive of London Weighting per year + benefits
Hours: 35 Hours
Benefits: Positive culture and values, Annual leave, Agile and flexible working, Employee Assistance Programme Competitive salaries, Pension, Season ticket loan, Cycle2Work scheme, and more...


Application resources
Posted on: 21 November 2023
Closing date: 03 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: REF-210011
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management