Help us to stop bowel cancer

Senior Research Communications and Information Officer

Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, is looking to recruit a Senior Research Communications and Information Officer to play a fundamental role in developing and shaping our research communications.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. However it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We support and enable research, educate patients, public and professionals about bowel cancer and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all those affected.

Last year we announced our ambitious new agenda to become the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity. Since then we have made fantastic progress and are involved with a number of research projects as well as leading a landmark study which has brought together 100 leading bowel cancer experts to identify gaps in current bowel cancer research which, if addressed, will help save lives.

With a strong ability for explaining research and science to a lay audience, the Senior Research Communications and Information Officer will also proactively identify communication opportunities and ideas for engaging content to promote and publicise our research projects, including through the use of digital technologies.

The Senior Research Communications and Information Officer will also produce clear evidence-based health information for the public, people affected by bowel cancer and healthcare professionals in partnerships with colleagues and external experts and lead on our certification with the Information Standard, a quality mark for clear, accurate, impartial, evidence-based and up-to-date health and care information.

If you have questions about the role, please email Leanne Thorndyke, Head of Marketing and Communications, at leanne.thorndyke@bowelcanceruk.org.uk 

To apply: Please download the job information pack here, and return your CV and a Supporting Statement outlining how you meet the person specification (no more than two A4 pages) to jobs@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2016 (midnight)

Provisional interview dates: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August 2016