Breast Cancer Now
Breast Cancer Now

Charity number 1160558

Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by breast cancer. Our vision is that every person affected receives the best treatment, information and support. Since 1973, we’ve been caring for, supporting and campaigning on behalf of people affected by breast cancer. Today, we offer a unique range of services including one-to-one support over the phone and online from specialists and people who’ve been there, plus local group support. From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through to their treatment and beyond, we’re there to help them feel more in control.

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Top job! Head of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Glasgow (with regular travel across Scotland)
  • Closing 25th September 2019

We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.

The role

Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.

About you

Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.

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Policy and Public Affairs Lead

  • Full time
  • £32,322 – £37,000
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th November 2019

The role

You will work within our Communications and Influencing Directorate which will market and communicate the new charity, our work and impact to all those affected by breast cancer. This will be achieved through the provision of high quality information about breast cancer; ensuring the cause and patient voice is kept high on the policy, political and media agenda to influence policy and practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the newly formed Policy, Evidence and Influencing team to achieve change for people with breast cancer. You will play a key role leading the development and delivery of a policy and public affairs strategy in Scotland. You will represent the charity at external meetings and oversee the design and delivery of public affairs plans in line with the charity’s strategic aims and policy calls. You will also support the roll out of major campaigning activity and act as a key spokesperson for the charity in Scotland, representing us in the media as well as with campaigners and senior stakeholders.

About you

You will have experience of developing written briefings for stakeholders, analysing data to support policy development, writing public affairs plans, developing written policy material and reports, and building strong external contacts. You will have a good understanding of the current health policy landscape as well as knowledge of UK parliamentary processes and legislative systems.

You will possess excellent communication skills and have demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will lead and manage projects and plan and organise a busy workload and be required to travel on a regular basis to our London office, working outside of normal working hours on occasion and as necessary.

About us

We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care.

By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.

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