Policy and Public Affairs Lead
Jul 11, 2024

Policy and Public Affairs Lead

£34,600 - £37,000 per annum
Cardiff (home and office based)
Full Time , Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Cardiff (home and office based)

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the research and support charity. We’re the place to turn to for anything and everything to do with breast cancer. However you’re experiencing breast cancer, we’re here.

The brightest minds in breast cancer research are here. Making life-saving research happen in labs across the UK and Ireland. Support services, trustworthy breast cancer information and specialist nurses are here. Ready to support you whenever you need it. Dedicated campaigners are here. Fighting for the best possible treatment, services and care for anyone affected by breast cancer.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our policy, evidence and influencing team to achieve change for people with breast cancer in Wales.

You’ll play a key role leading the development and delivery of our policy and public affairs work in Wales. You’ll develop evidence-based policy positions, and design and deliver public affairs and policy influencing plans in line with our strategic aims. This will include focusing on topics such as waiting times, screening, and secondary breast cancer.

You’ll also support the roll out of campaigning activity and act as a key spokesperson for the charity in Wales, representing us in the media as well as with campaigners and senior stakeholders.

About you

You’ll have experience of working in relevant policy or public affairs roles developing policy positions and materials, and a proven ability to build strong external contacts.

Along with strong analytical and communication skills, you’ll have the ability to work well independently while managing a varied workload, and the capability to lead projects and work with teams across the UK.

You’ll have a good understanding of the current health policy landscape in Wales or the UK as well as knowledge of Welsh or UK parliamentary processes and legislative systems.

Primary location of role and hybrid working

This role is primarily based in our Cardiff office. Our hybrid working model allows you to work up to 3 days per week at home.

When applying

We hope you choose to apply for this role. To support your application, you’ll be asked to submit your anonymised CV and a supporting statement. Please refer to the essential criteria on the person specification and clearly provide as much information as you can with examples, to demonstrate how and where you meet the criteria.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to promoting equity, valuing diversity and creating an inclusive environment – for everyone who works for us, works with us, supports us and who we support.

Closing date: Tuesday 23 July 2024 at 9.00am

Interview date: Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July 2024

£34,600 - £37,000 per annum
Cardiff (home and office based)
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent

Company info

In 2019 Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care united to form the UK’s most comprehensive breast cancer charity.

Coming from both charities is a rich heritage in raising money and campaigning for breast cancer research and care. We know how to make real change for people affected by this disease.

Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the first (primary) cancer in the breast through the lymphatic or blood system to other parts of the body.

It’s our vision to make sure that by 2050, everyone with breast cancer lives, and lives well.

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