Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to supporting people affected by breast cancer. Our vision is that every person affected by breast cancer receives the best treatment, information and support.
Since 1973, we’ve been caring for, connecting with and campaigning on behalf of women with breast cancer. Today, we continue to campaign for better care and our unique range of services includes one-to-one support over the phone and online from specialists and women who have been there, plus local group support. From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through to their treatment and beyond, we’re there to help women with breast cancer feel more in control. Our clinical expertise, tailored information and emotional support network help many thousands of people every day to find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead Breast Cancer Care’s UK-wide policy and influencing activities whilst our current Head of Policy & Campaigns is on maternity leave (initial 10 month contract from mid/end of April 2017 – Secondments considered). You will lead and manage our small but high performing Policy and Campaigns team and will be a key member of our Services Leadership Team.
This is a key strategic role that will develop and deliver effective, evidence-based influencing campaigns to improve breast cancer services and care across the UK.
For the length of the contract, you will:
- Lead on Breast Cancer Care’s objectives to gain an evidence base of best practice in England, Scotland and Wales relating to secondary breast cancer services, working to improve care and treatment in key areas identified through our Secondary. Not second rate campaign on secondary breast cancer;
- Support our Services Development teams to influence the development, upscaling and implementation of our local services for people affected by breast cancer;
- Continue to develop and engage with Breast Cancer Care’s growing and thriving campaigns community in order to influence change at local and national level.