Beating bowel cancer together

Policy and Campaigns Senior Officer (Devolved Nations)

Applications close: Monday 22 August, 12pm

Position: Policy and Campaigns Senior Officer (Devolved Nations)
Reporting to: Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations)
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: Homebased in Northern Ireland

Bowel Cancer UK is 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 the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.

We're looking for an enthusiastic person, who is passionate about influencing key decision makers to improve services for bowel cancer patients, to become our new Policy and Campaigns Senior Officer across the devolved nations. You'll live in Northern Ireland, have experience of producing and overseeing the production of influential policy briefs, knowledge of the health service in at least one of the devolved nations and be up for a challenge!

As the Policy and Campaigns Senior Officer (Devolved Nations), and with the support of the Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations), you'll be responsible for the development, monitoring, and support the implementation of policy positions and campaigns in order to influence public policy and legislation on health services which impact the lives of people affected by bowel cancer in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you fit our person specification, have a can-do attitude and are willing to roll your sleeves up and pitch in to get a job done then this might be the role for you. In return you'll join our brilliant team, be able to work flexibly and finish each day knowing you have played a central role in influencing change to benefit people affected by bowel cancer.

Job description and person specification (PDF)
Download our staff recruitment pack (PDF)

Closing date: Monday 22 August, 12pm
Interviews: w/c Monday 29 August

Please apply by sending your CV accompanied by a cover letter (no more than two A4 pages) to jobs@bowelcanceruk.org.uk which explains your interest in and details your suitability for this post. This email address can also be used for any queries or questions relating to the role.

Important: Please address each point in the person specification, demonstrating how your experience and knowledge fulfil the criteria, in your covering letter. We use the covering letter to shortlist for the role so if you don't address the points in the person specification, you will not be shortlisted for interview.

If you'd like an informal chat about this role please contact Gerard McMahon, Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations): gerard.mcmahon@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

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