W1T, London
£51,520 per year
Contract, 9 Month Maternity Cover, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:                                 Interim Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns  

Hours:                                       35 hours       

Salary:                                      £51,520 per annum (pro rata) 

Type of Employment:       9 month Maternity Cover with the possibility of extension 

Dept and Location:         Marketing & Communications, Communications & Campaign, Location Neutral 

Line Manager:                      Deputy Director of Communications & Campaigns  

Direct Reports:                   Campaigns Manager; Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer  

Teenage Cancer Trust provides life-changing, world-class care and support so young people don’t face cancer alone.

We also speak out on their behalf and alongside them, so that their experiences are better understood and cancer services are developed with their needs in mind. 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Teenage Cancer Trust to lead our Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns activity in an interim role, leading a team to deliver effective influencing and campaigning activity across the UK. 


We want to deliver public affairs, policy influencing and campaigns activity that influences public opinion, Government and NHS policy in the best interests of young people with cancer. So, we are looking for an experienced influencing specialist to lead the development and implementation of an integrated approach.

In a maternity cover role, you’ll need to be able to hit the ground running and get to grips with leading an effective function and becoming the policy lead for Teenage Cancer Trust. You’ll need to be confident in establishing and maintaining a strategic overview of policy developments relating to teenagers and young adults with cancer across the UK, advising and making recommendations to our Chief Executive and senior staff.  You’ll be experienced in directly managing high level relationships with political and NHS stakeholders, providing expert counsel on how to leverage Teenage Cancer Trust’s influencing opportunities to generate change that makes a meaningful difference to young people with cancer and their families.

You’ll be comfortable with leading and being part of collaborative activity, including cross sector coalitions, working with clinicians and other experts to develop and share a robust and compelling case for change. You’ll also help to embed Teenage Cancer Trust’s campaigning approach, ensuring integrated activity that engages new and existing supporters and encourages them to speak out on our behalf. 

The successful candidate will also be an experienced manager, with the ability to lead and inspire a team, by supporting, coaching and motivating them to deliver impactful influencing activity that improves the lives of young people with cancer. 

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.  

Candidates must be able to start in September 2021 

CV and covering letter received by :  Sunday 22 August 2021 

First interviews:                                    Friday 27th August 2021

Second Stage Interviews:                    W/C 31st August 2021

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). 

For information on how we collect, store and process personal data please refer to our privacy policy via our Website. 

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Refreshed on: 20 July 2021
Closed date: 20 August 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research