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Policy and Public Affairs Manager

  • Permanent
  • Salary: £34,000 - £36,000, plus benefits
  • Full time – 37.5 hours per week
  • London N1 9FW



World Cancer Research Fund International leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia and provides science, policy, strategic and operational direction to the network charities.

We are seeking an experienced Policy and Public Affairs Manager who will be responsible for developing and promoting policy positions, engaging with key stakeholders, supporting our EU-funded project CO-CREATE and providing information on expanding into possible new policy areas.

The PPA Manager develops and promotes policy positions on nutrition and physical activity policy based on research and evidence and engages with key stakeholders such as WHO on WCRF priority areas. A key role of the PPA Manager is to lead and manage the policy position development and analysis activities of the PPA Department, including evidence reviews requiring a high level of technical competence in understanding the effects and effectiveness of policy actions.

The PPA manager works in partnership with key stakeholders and seeks to harness influencing opportunities at global, regional and national level. The PPA Manager develops evidence-informed outputs and manages an external group of advisors. The PPA Manager will deputise for the Head of Policy and Public Affairs and undertake delegated responsibilities when required.

The candidate’s required skills and experience include reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions, writing for an external audience (such as reports, policy briefs, newsletter articles, or academic papers), project management and/or planning projects, managing external stakeholders, including members of the research community and civil society organisations, and reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions. The candidate should have experience of identifying and promoting influencing opportunities at international, regional and national level.

The candidate should have a Masters degree in public health, health policy (e.g. policies on cancer, non-communicable diseases, food, obesity, physical activity and/or alcohol) or human nutrition (alternative relevant subjects will also be considered).

Application Details:

If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) to or HR, WCRF International, 140 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9FW by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.

Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.