There are two roles
The two roles represent an exciting opportunity to work within the Policy, Evidence and Influencing team who lead on key policy areas and influence change for people with breast cancer across the UK. Both roles are broadly the same with the same job description, but each role has a slightly different focus.
One role focuses on the breast cancer workforce and supports our vital work on access to drugs. This role will also provide the opportunity to develop the charity’s local policy and evidence activities to identify and address local challenges in the provision of breast cancer services which is now more important than ever given the impact of COVID-19. This is role one.
The other role focuses on early diagnosis of breast cancer, in particular referrals to see a specialist, and waiting times and, the NHS breast screening programme – both of which have been impacted by the pandemic. This role will also provide the opportunity to further develop our work on services for those with a family history of breast cancer. This is role two.
In both roles, you will develop evidence-based positions and recommendations and build strong relationships with key external stakeholders. You will act as a source of expertise across the organisation and externally, working with colleagues to support the development and delivery of influencing strategies in line with policy positions, and developing contacts and relationships to increase the charity’s profile.
You will have experience of working in a relevant policy role delivering significant change, undertaking research and analysing data to support policy development, and advising on the development of influencing strategies. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage projects and think strategically, and to build strong relationships with external stakeholders to influence change. You will also have an excellent understanding of the current policy landscape.
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.
We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.
We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.
Please note that whilst Breast Cancer Now is following Government guidelines regarding working from home, this role is based in London and the expectation is that once restrictions are eased that the post holder will be based within this office for the majority of the time. Should you have any queries with regards to this please email Recruitment@breastcancernow.org in the first instance.
Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.
If you have a preference in a particular role, please indicate in your supporting statement which role you will are applying for.
Closing date Sunday 14 March 2021 at 11:55pm
Interview date Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021 (Interviews will be held virtually).