[Job] Cancer Research UK, Policy Adviser, ??25-30k, clos 13 June 2012

Cancer Research UK

Policy Adviser

London-London – Angel Head Office??
Full Time??
circa ??25,000 – ??30,000 p.a. inclusive of location allowance

Closing Date

????13/Jun/2012, 12:00:00 AM

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Description

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Cancer Research UK is the world???s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research and is in a unique position to influence policy across the UK and Europe.

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We???re committed to making cancer outcomes in the UK amongst the best in Europe over the next ten years. To achieve this we will require a focus on funding and supporting the best research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer, and ensuring that the findings of this research are translated into benefit for patients as quickly as possible. It is therefore essential that we keep cancer high on the political agenda in the UK and Europe.

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We need a Policy Adviser to carry out structured pieces of policy research to support our parliamentary and campaigning activities.?? You???ll be responsible for developing policy positions and representing these positions and the work of Cancer Research UK both internally and externally with key stakeholders. You???ll also be part of an award winning and busy department charged with influencing to achieve Cancer Research UK's vision and goals.

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You can help us save millions of lives through…

?????Your strong research and analytical skills and specific knowledge of issues relating to cancer services, to ensure that Cancer Research UK maximises its influence with policy-makers
?????You???re excellent verbal and written communication skills??
?????Your strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate with stakeholders at all levels

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Ideally you will have previous experience of the NHS to help us analyse the impact of the NHS reforms in England on cancer services.

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Our passion, determination and ambition leads us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets so you???ll need to have good knowledge of the political process and methods of influencing to ensure that the UK and European policy environment matches the needs of cancer researchers, the Charity, health professionals and patients. A professional or post-graduate qualification in a relevant field such as health, biomedical science, public policy or the charity sector would also be desirable.

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If you can do all this and more, you???ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer ??? together.

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How to Apply
All applications should be made via the Cancer Research UK careers website, where you will need to create a profile before you can submit an application. Our online application process also involves attaching your CV and Covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for the role and explain how you meet the set criteria.
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You can apply for a job by clicking on the Apply Online link at the bottom of each job posting.

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A full role profile is available here (pdf)

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Circa ??25,000 – ??30,000 per annum including London allowance
Angel – Head Office, Islington, London??
Permanent (full time)??
Closing Date: 13th??June 2012

Interviews: 20th -21st??June 2012

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