LocationLocation:
Chelsea (London)
DepartmentDepartment:
Communications and Policy
Salary Details:Salary Details:
Salary: £35,150 - £37,000 per annum pro rata
Contract:Contract:
Fixed term
Contract Length:Contract Length:
12 months
External Advertising End Date
30 Nov 2022

Key Information

Salary: Appointments are normally made at the starting salary, however comparable skills and experience will be considered. Future progression is based on annual performance review.

Duration of ContractFixed Term for 12 months

Hours per week: (Part Time) 21 hours / 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)

Location: Chelsea (West London). This role is eligible for hybrid working

Closing Date30  November  2022

Job Details

The Cancer Stories Officer will work part-time as a job share alongside the existing Cancer Stories Officer and help to deliver the ICR’s communications and fundraising strategies. Improving the outlook for cancer patients is at the heart of the ICR’s work, and the Cancer Stories Officer will help to communicate this by telling the stories of people who benefit from our research, as well as those of our supporters, donors and researchers. 

This diverse role will involve building and maintaining a bank of communication volunteers, and generating content related to their stories in order to promote the ICR’s fundraising and policy activities. 

The post holder will produce people-centred communications designed to generate media coverage or to be published directly on our own online and print communication channels. The post holder will also create video centred around volunteer stories for use on the ICR’s website and on social media. 

A key part of the role will be building relationships with cancer patients, their families, and the organisations that support them.

The role will be based in the ICR’s Chelsea office, with the opportunity to work flexibly from home for one or two days a week.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – demonstrate ability to build effective and productive relationships
  •  Proven ability to identify, craft and communicate engaging stories
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise workload and to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels across an organisation and to build effective working relationships
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Experience writing features and profiles
  • Experience writing for the web
Department/Directorate Information

Media Relations team – Communications and Policy directorate

The Media Relations team works with the media, and uses social media, to enhance the ICR's profile. The team generates press releases and places features about the ICR’s research, policy work and fundraising activities. The Media Relations team is responsible for managing the ICR’s reputation, and any risks to it, in the media and on social media.

The role of the Communications and Policy Directorate is to tell the ICR’s story. The ICR is world-renowned for its outstanding cancer research – and it deserves communication to match. We believe that communicating effectively about the ICR's work can help us build on our successes – attracting donors and supporters, the best staff and students, commercial partners and collaborators.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, you may contact Nafisa Sayani-Bromley for further information by emailing [email protected] Please note, this email address is for enquiries only and not for applications.

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

 

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