Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Senior Policy Officer
6 months fixed term contract
Closing date – 11 March 2013
Interview date – w/c 18 March 2013
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is more than a name. It’s a force. A force of thousands of people across the UK working together with a single-minded ambition to stop women dying from breast cancer. In short, we are determined to create a future free from the fear of breast cancer.
Working within the Research, Policy & Information directorate, you will act as a source of expertise on breast cancer issues. You will develop evidence-based policies and messaging on key breast cancer issues which underpin Breakthrough’s work to influence public policy and practice and will also support Breakthrough’s work to provide innovative, accurate and useful health information to the public. You will ensure the views and interests of people affected by breast cancer are fully represented in Breakthrough’s policy work.
A good knowledge of research principles, the ability to formulate evidence-based recommendations, strong communication skills and the ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a busy environment are essential for this role. You must also be comfortable networking and working with a wide range of people – including senior scientists and clinicians, civil servants and people affected by breast cancer. In addition, knowledge of the public affairs sector would be helpful in fulfilling this role.
With considerable scope for using your scientific expertise, you should be educated to degree level or higher in a relevant scientific or medical discipline with a demonstrable ability to understand, analyse and critique complex scientific information. You should also be able to translate scientific information into language accessible for non-scientific audiences, such as the general public, the media and policy-makers.
This is a six-month fixed term position. Secondments from other organisations will be considered.
In addition to all UK bank holidays, we offer 25 days annual leave plus all working days between Christmas and New Year, 1/2 day on Christmas Eve, a pension scheme and a cash health plan.
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