London, Greater London
£34,000 - £36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Policy and Public Affairs Manager


Salary: £34,000 - £36,000, plus benefits

Full time – 37.5 hours per week 

London N1 9FW


Closing date: 5 pm, Wednesday 25th September 2019

First Interviews: 2nd October 2019 

Second interviews: 9th October 2019 


World Cancer Research Fund International leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia and provides science, policy, strategic and operational direction to the network charities. 

We are looking to recruit an experienced manager to provide content and technical knowledge for the Department advising on nutrition and physical activity policy, in particular in relation to the EU funded project CO-CREATE. A key role of the Policy and Public Affairs (PPA) Manager is to lead and manage the policy research and analysis activities of the Policy and Public Affairs Department, including evidence reviews requiring a high level of technical competence in understanding the effects and effectiveness of policy actions. The PPA Manager leads the ‘evidence for policy’ work, develops evidence-informed outputs and manages an external group of advisors.

The candidate’s required skills and experience include reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions, writing for an external audience (such as reports, policy briefs, newsletter articles, or academic papers), project management and/or planning projects, managing external stakeholders, including members of the research community and civil society organisations, and reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions. The candidate should have a PhD or Masters degree in public health, health policy (e.g. policies on cancer, non-communicable diseases, food, obesity, physical activity and/or alcohol) or human nutrition (alternative relevant subjects will also be considered).

Application Details:
If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.


Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role.  Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Refreshed on: 16 September 2019
Closed date: 25 September 2019
Tags: Policy/Research