What the job involves
The Policy Team at Prostate Cancer UK shapes the positions and policy calls that are critical to us achieving our 10 years to tame prostate cancer strategy. As part of the team you will be pivotal to making sure we pinpoint the health policy and practice changes that are vital to our strategic direction and that we’re equipped with the transformative policy solutions that will give men access to the best diagnosis, treatment and support.
You will need to be up-to-date on policy developments, while identifying and shaping the influencing opportunities that can make change happen.
The team influences too, building partnerships and relationships with key external stakeholders critical to the delivery of the routes to influence it creates, across the UK. It regularly leads and participates in internal project teams focused on using evidence-led policies to achieve change by targeting relevant local, regional and national decision-makers, either directly or through men.
What we want from you
You understand the clinical world and the importance of developing policy positions underpinned by robust evidence. You’re also quick at pulling what’s important out of detailed and often complex information and can translate this into content for a range of audiences.
You’re familiar with the health structures across the UK and know how to get new advances to patients. You can identify who the key influencers are, have excellent negotiating skills are and know how to build and manage strong relationships, with experience of working in partnership with other organisation.
You also have experience of providing policy support to other teams and you know what’s required to shape reactive comments for the media, sometimes at speed.
You have a healthy curiosity, a desire to learn and the ability to learn quickly.
As a team player, you’re flexible and comfortable working cross-organisationally and have experience of participating in multi-discipline project teams.