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.

This vacancy has now closed

Scotland Health Professional Engagement Facilitator Lothian

  • Full time or Part time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Home based in Lothian (based primarily from Astley Ainsley Hospital with travel across Lothian)
  • Closing 14th January 2019

Are you an engaging individual who can help us to improve cancer outcomes and save more lives?

Cancer Research UK and the NHS Lothian Detect Cancer Early team are working in partnership to improve cancer prevention and early diagnosis of cancer across the Lothian area. We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to work with us to support GP Practices and primary care to make real improvements in cancer outcomes in this complex area. This Health Professional Engagement Programme Facilitator post will work within a local team to drive forward ambitious plans by:

  • Providing targeted support to GP Practices in the early detection and prevention of cancer – specifically in areas of deprivation and inequality
  • Delivering best practice learning events and validated training
  • Support Practices and health care professionals to increase their patient participation in national cancer screening programmes, in particular bowel and cervical screening
  • Working with public health services, ensure GP practice teams link patients into support to stop smoking; losing weight; reduce alcohol consumption etc .to reduce risk of developing cancer
  • Support quality improvements in the use of cancer pathways with secondary care services
  • Capturing evaluation data and feedback to measure the impact of the Partnership.

To join us in this unique Partnership, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of partnering with a range of external stakeholders to influence and develop sustainable change
  • Experience of working with GPs and primary care
  • Strong understanding of primary and secondary care and NHS environments
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Ability to work in the field as well as being part of a cohesive team

This HPE Facilitator role is advertised to cover maternity leave and will be for up to a 12-month period, looking to start in February 2019. The post will ideally be based in DCE Team offices, Astley Ainsley Hospital in Edinburgh but we can consider candidates who are home based in the Lothian area. As there will be travel around the Lothian area, a full driving licence is extremely beneficial.