Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK

Charity number 1089464


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Public Affairs Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £34,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2018

We need an influential individual with experience of public affairs to help us beat cancer sooner in Scotland.

Throughout the UK, we have seen great success in embedding CRUK as a leading influencer in cancer policy. With a wide range of policy challenges ahead on the horizon we aim to ensure our insight and evidence is a big part of taking these on. This post will be vital to our ability to influence at a senior level across all UK nations.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a strong influencer to...

  • Support and sometimes lead CRUK’s strategic engagement with Scottish Government and key opinion leaders
  • Organise key regular and one off events and activities
  • Coordinate central support to deliver responses to key emerging political and policy issues
  • Engage with key internal colleagues and potential partners, including Government, health leaders, charities and public health bodies

Why this role?

Here at Cancer Research UK, we work to inspire volunteers, unite the scientific community, educate the public about cancer prevention and tell our story to the government to bring about change. Now we need a Public Affairs Manager with strong relationship building experience to deliver our influencing and engaging activities in Scotland.

You will be part of senior external engagement in Scotland, acting as primary point of contact for MSP, Scottish Government and other cancer and medical research key opinion leaders. You will pursue agreed policy priorities with key influencers, working closely with other charities and umbrella bodies as required whilst growing our profile in this area.

Who we are looking for?

To join our award winning team you’ll need to have…

  • Significant experience of working in public affairs / engagement role
  • Excellent understanding of Scottish Parliament, Government and its institutions
  • Experience of influencing multiple stakeholders and communicating at all levels both internally and externally
  • Experience of working remotely within a large team – a self-starter
  • Ability to keep up to date on the political outlook and absorb information quickly

If this describes you, you can enjoy a great career with us as, together, we bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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