About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We are smart, brave and innovative people, all united in our relentless pursuit of beating cancer, always challenging ourselves and each other to achieve more. It is not only about research!

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies as much on each employee and all our volunteers, as it does on our Nobel Prize winning scientists. Our employees are involved in a diverse range of work. We inspire people to volunteer and donate, and unite the scientific community to bring about results. Our work doesn’t just stop there.

We unite with the general public by educating them about prevention and treatment of cancer, and we strive to make a difference to the world by telling our story to media and government to bring about change.

Here’s what some of our employees have to say about working at Cancer Research UK...

Susan; Sports Team Manager

“At Cancer Research UK, there’s a huge emphasis on professional development. In two years of working here, I’ve been promoted twice. There are great opportunities to improve key skills through courses in management and project management, which are really valuable and accessible to everyone.”

Amelia;HR Service Centre Advisor

“One of the best things about working at Cancer Research UK is the passion that comes through in everyone’s work. All employees really feel connected to the cause, which is promoted through regular opportunities to listen to inspiring talks from scientists, researchers and fundraisers.”

Damien;Shop Manager

“I didn’t ever think I’d want to work in the charity sector, but since moving from retail on the recommendation of a friend, I’d never go back. The best bit is working with the thirty volunteers in my shop who give up 280 hours a week in total. They are the real core of the charity and we couldn’t do it without them.”

Jean Slocombe;Senior Cancer Information Nurse

“I work in a really supportive team where we answer 10,000 enquiries about cancer a year. My job is changing all the time because cancer is changing all the time. In ten years of working here, I’ve learned and developed a lot, and it was really gratifying when I was highly commended and received an award during the directorate meeting.”

James Peach;Programme Director of Stratified Medicine

“Cancer Research UK is unique in its size and scale to really make a change, through the science we fund as well as through health promotion, influencing government and our vast fundraising engine. It’s very easy to get motivated by my work, because I know it impacts people across the country and across the world. It’s a chance to make a difference for a good cause.” If you share our vision, come join us in the fight against cancer.

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