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Senior Policy Officer
  • Employer: Breast Cancer Now
  • Reference: RAC/20/136253
  • Published: Thu 22/10/2020, 16:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,500 to £37,000 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Breast Cancer Now, Minories, London , Corporation of London

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Senior Policy Officer

About us

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 you turn to for caring support when you 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.

The Research, Support and Influencing Directorate

The newly formed Research, Support and Influencing Directorate which is responsible for delivering Breast Cancer Now’s strategy, through our world-class research, our award-winning services and our successful campaigning. It brings together our research portfolio, our support services (including our helpline), our team of nurses, our Public Health and Wellbeing team and our work on policy and influencing. The Directorate has a central role in making sure we achieve our vision and this cannot be achieved without the support and guidance of our partners, our supporters and those affected by breast cancer. Thanks to the work of the directorate, we will provide support for those affected by breast cancer today and hope for the future.

There are two roles

The two roles represent an exciting opportunity to work within the Policy, Evidence and Influencing team to influence change for people with breast cancer across the UK, leading on key policy areas.

Whilst both roles are broadly the same, with the same job description, one of the roles will focus on the breast cancer workforce and support 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 in light of the impact of COVID-19. This is role one.

The other role will focus 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.

About you

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.

If you have a preference for a particular role, please indicate in your supporting statement which role is your preference.

Closing date: Sunday 8 November 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November 2020