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Website Macmillan Cancer Support

Executive Director Of Policy & Communications, Macmillan Cancer Support
Salary From:£107,000 – £117,000
Region: UK Wide
Location: Home Based, London – Vauxhall
Advertised Job Category:Policy & Communications
Department: Policy & Communications
Job type: Permanent
Closing Date: 19 October 2020.

Do you want to drive national change to better the lives of people living with cancer at a critical time in history? Are you a highly strategic, forward-thinking and ambassadorial leader, with outstanding policy, influencing and communications experience? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

About the role
In this role, you will be responsible for setting the strategic vision for the leadership, development and delivery of an integrated Policy, Influencing and Communication approach both internally and externally, and you will galvanise people to get behind this.

You will champion and systemically influence health and social care legislation and relevant policy activity at a national level to create positive change for people living with cancer in the UK, and will lead a consistent proactive approach across all communication channels, putting Influencing and Communications at the heart of our organisational strategy and culture.

Furthermore, you will lead a team of 80 – 100 people and be a trusted senior adviser to Macmillan’s Leadership team and Board of Trustees on issues relating to reputation, policy development, PR and parliamentary influencing and campaigning, media management and internal communications/engagement.

About you
You are a highly influential and charismatic ambassador with an infectious desire to create change for people with cancer. You have a proven ability to set and drive forward-thinking organisational strategies and priorities, preferably in an uncertain or complex environment.

You have a developed understanding of parliamentary procedures across all four nations of the UK, significant experience handling media relations and a track record of managing successful communication campaigns and events. You have very strong networking skills and can build relationships quickly with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you have a proven ability to inspire and motivate large teams and manage large budgets.

About us
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest and most loved charities in the UK. We support millions of people living with cancer in the UK live life as fully as they can by providing emotional, practical and financial support.

About the process
In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that applications are based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience and ability to lead in this area of work. To ensure Macmillan is representative of those we support and who support us, we particularly welcome applications from Disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates, as these people are under-represented in our organisation at this level.

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Macmillan HR Team on 0207 840 7801 if you require support. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.