Beating bowel cancer together

Senior Community Engagement Officer

Applications close: Monday 25 March 2024, 9am

Position: Senior Community Engagement Officer
Reporting to: Community Services Engagement Manager
Salary: £33,100
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Remote (or London hybrid) – home based with significant travel (across UK) and frequent overnight stays

We're 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 currently have around 90 staff based in England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.  

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we’re in a privileged position to be able to grow our staff team to deliver our ambitious strategy, On a Mission. There are huge challenges facing bowel cancer patients across the UK and our community needs us now more than ever. We’re building a strong and united team to bring us closer to a world where nobody dies of bowel cancer.

We’re looking for a Senior Community Engagement Officer, to engage key partners and community leaders around the UK, to ensure our services are accessible to communities and to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

You’ll develop strong, lasting relationships with different communities in specific locations across the UK and build trust in Bowel Cancer UK as a charity supporting everyone affected by or at risk of bowel cancer. You’ll work closely with our staff on the ground around the UK and our service delivery teams, promoting the support we offer as well as feeding back insights from different communities around the accessibility and appropriateness of our services. This role requires resilience, the ability to work as part of a team and independently and involves significant travel around the UK.

Download the full job description and person specification (PDF)
Download our staff recruitment pack (PDF)

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2024, 9am
Interviews: To be held on Tuesday 9 April, Wednesday 10 April or Thursday 11 April 2024

How to apply

Please apply by sending your CV accompanied by a cover letter (no more than two A4 pages) to which explains your interest in this role, addresses how you meet the person specification, and demonstrate how your experience and knowledge fulfil the criteria.

This email address can also be used for any queries or questions relating to the role. If you'd like an informal chat about this role please contact Sian Salkeld, Community Services Engagement Manager, via


Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and at Bowel Cancer UK we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Successful candidates may be subject to either a satisfactory basic or enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) dependent upon the role.


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