Job Title: Deputy Director of Communications and Campaigns
Salary: £63,000 per annum
Hours: 35 hours
Type of Employment: 6 month fixed-term contract
Dept and Location: Marketing and Communications, Head Office, London W1T
Line Manager: Director of Marketing and Communications
Direct Reports: 2 x PR & Communications Managers, Internal Communications Lead, Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigning
Main Purpose of the Job
Teenage Cancer Trust is looking for a confident and determined leader to ensure the voices and experiences of young people with cancer are put firmly, clearly and loudly at the centre of our work and more visibly on the public and political agenda.
This is your opportunity to make a difference to young people facing some of the toughest moments in their lives by leading creative and impactful campaigns to capture hearts and minds, secure attention-grabbing headlines and generate positive change.
Before Teenage Cancer Trust kicked off in 1990, there was no specialist care and support for young people with cancer. 30 years later, that’s all changed. But, as we emerge from the pandemic, young people with cancer need us more than ever.
That’s where you come in. As Deputy Director of Communications and Campaigns, you will be playing a crucial role in helping us to achieve our purpose - ensuring that every young person with cancer has the best treatment, care and support.
You’ll do this by leading high performing teams working across PR, influencing and internal communications.
You’ll ensure we seek out every opportunity to tell our story through the media. From punchy, health sector opinion pieces, to story-led consumer features, you’ll ensure our key audiences are reading, hearing and seeing our work brought to life in creative ways.
You’ll also be leading our policy, public affairs and campaigns work to influence governments and the NHS to deliver change for - and with - young people with cancer. Understanding and drawing on the lived experiences of young people and harnessing the clinical expertise in our community, you’ll generate compelling cases for change that energise and mobilise our supporters.
You’ll also help us build an engaged, informed and passionate workforce that is strongly affiliated to our work.
We’re looking for an experienced senior professional who can fulfil the multiple demands of this key role while being a visible and inspiring leader in the Marketing and Communications function and across the wider organisation.
In return, you’ll experience a motivating and energising role in a charity with a great culture and big ambitions to do all we can for young people with cancer.
*Candidates to be available to start in the new year.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking the ‘apply ’button below. Don't forget to complete a supporting statement to accompany your CV which sets out how you meet the requirements of the role.
Applications to be received by: Wednesday 08th December
First interviews: Tuesday 14th December
Second Stage Interviews: Friday 17th December
We are committed to working towards ensuring Teenage Cancer Trust is a diverse and inclusive place to work. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
At Teenage Cancer Trust we're committed to delivering a service to teenagers and young adults with cancer that is embedded in safeguarding and safe working practice guidance. In line with our safeguarding approach this role is subject to a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).
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