Vacancy Details

Policy and Public Affairs Lead, Scotland

Breast Cancer Now
£32,322 to £37,000 per annum
Edinburgh, Glasgow
Working Pattern:
Full Time
35 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/11/2019 at 09:00 AM
Breast Cancer Now


The role

You will work within our Communications and Influencing Directorate which will market and communicate the new charity, our work and impact to all those affected by breast cancer. This will be achieved through the provision of high quality information about breast cancer; ensuring the cause and patient voice is kept high on the policy, political and media agenda to influence policy and practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the newly formed Policy, Evidence and Influencing team to achieve change for people with breast cancer. You will play a key role leading the development and delivery of a policy and public affairs strategy in Scotland. You will represent the charity at external meetings and oversee the design and delivery of public affairs plans in line with the charity’s strategic aims and policy calls. You will also support the roll out of major campaigning activity and act as a key spokesperson for the charity in Scotland, representing us in the media as well as with campaigners and senior stakeholders. 

About you

You will have experience of developing written briefings for stakeholders, analysing data to support policy development, writing public affairs plans, developing written policy material and reports, and building strong external contacts. You will have a good understanding of the current health policy landscape as well as knowledge of UK parliamentary processes and legislative systems.

You will possess excellent communication skills and have demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will lead and manage projects and plan and organise a busy workload and be required to travel on a regular basis to our London office, working outside of normal working hours on occasion and as necessary.


Closing date Monday 11 November 2019 at 09:00am

Interview date Monday 18 November 2019

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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