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Top job! Head of External Affairs (devolved nations)

  • Full time
  • £46,000
  • Edinburgh. All Bowel Cancer UK posts are currently home-based, with future flexibility.
  • Closing 14th June 2021

  • Advertised from 27th May 2021
  • 35 hours per week.


We're the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. We support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.

Bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment has been incredibly hard hit by COVID-19, and people affected by the disease need us now more than ever. It’s vital that we focus on the recovery and transformation of bowel cancer services across the four nations of the UK to make our vision a reality, of a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer.

Head of External Affairs (devolved nations)

As the Head of External Affairs (devolved nations) you’ll be responsible for the strategic development and management of policy and campaigns activity in the devolved nations of the UK, alongside acting as our official spokesperson on all matters relating to bowel cancer in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. With a proven track record in influencing and external affairs, you’ll build strong networks, and relationships with key stakeholders within the health service, government and wider charity sector.

This is a fantastic time to join us as we expand the team and increase the reach of our influencing activity. We would love to hear from you if this role excites you and matches your skills and experience.

Please download the job description and person specification below for further details about this role.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 14 June 2021, 9am

Interview date: Thursday 17 June 2021

Please apply by sending your CV accompanied by a cover letter to which explains your interest in and suitability for this post.