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Policy and Public Affairs Lead x2 (1 post Scotland and 1 post Wales)
  • Employer: Breast Cancer Now
  • Reference: RSI/22/195821
  • Published: Mon 16/05/2022, 11:04 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/06/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,000 to £37,000 (subject to location)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Glasgow, Cardiff

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Policy and Public Affairs Lead x2 (1 post Scotland and 1 post Wales)

The roles

We have two vacancies which represent an exciting opportunity to work within the Policy, Evidence and Influencing team to achieve change for people with breast cancer. Both roles are broadly the same with similar job descriptions, but each role focuses on a different geographical area. One role focuses on Scotland, this being role one. The other role focuses on Wales, this being role two.

In both roles, you will play a key role leading the development and delivery of a policy and public affairs strategy in Scotland or Wales. 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 or Wales, 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 (where applicable), working outside of normal working hours on occasion and as necessary.

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 people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they 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.

Role 1 will be primarily based in our Cardiff office, in line with our hybrid working practice, full-time staff members may choose to work up to three days per week from home. Role 2 requires the post-holder to travel and attend external meetings and events in Edinburgh on a regular basis. In line with our hybrid working practice, full-time staff members may choose to work up to three days per week from home. The other days will be primarily based in our Glasgow office or, where appropriate, for external meetings or events, particularly in Edinburgh.

Should you have any queries with regards to this please email Recruitment@breastcancernow.org in the first instance.

Closing date Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 9:00am

Interview date Week commencing 13 June 2022