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World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity.

We lead a network of cancer charities with a global reach, influence policy at the highest level, and are trusted advisors to governments and other official bodies around the world.

To meet our vision of living in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, we need high-quality and motivated employees from a mix of backgrounds and with a range of skills and experiences. In return, we aim to offer the best possible working environment for people so that talent is nurtured and developed.

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Science and Policy Project Manager

Permanent

Salary: £45-47,000 per annum, plus benefits

Location: London N1 / Hybrid

Full time: 37.5 hours a week

We’re a hybrid working employer, meaning you’re required to come into the office 2 days per week, currently Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 17 June 2024
Interviews: 3– 11 July 2024

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An exciting opportunity to work with WCRF International’s Science and Policy Departments

World Cancer Research Fund International is a leading authority on cancer prevention research related to diet, weight and physical activity. World Cancer Research Fund International is a not-for-profit organisation that:

  • Commissions and analyses worldwide scientific research
  • Influences public health policy at the highest level, and acts as trusted advisor to governments and other official bodies from around the world
  • Leads & unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe and the Americas.

We’re seeking a Science and Policy Project Manager who will provide project management support across the science and policy departments for the core programmes and for cross cutting activities such as conferences and communications.

You’ll report to the Director of Research, Policy and Innovation with the delivery of the science and policy strategies.

You’ll also work closely with the Assistant Director of Research and Policy and there will also be interaction and communication with the Heads of Research Funding, Research Interpretation and Policy and Public Affairs as well as other colleagues in the network countries.

You will be educated to MSc level in Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology or closely related field and have experience working in a research/public health setting and developing scientific/policy reports, summaries and presentations.

Yo’ll have proven scientific project management skills with experience in monitoring progress, performance reporting and delivering projects on time and budget.

You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team environment, and with stakeholders at all levels.

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 hr@wcrf.org or HR, WCRF International, 140 Pentonville Road, London N1 9FW by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.

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Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role, using specific examples to illustrate how you meet the job and person specifications.

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.


Internships

We offer a small number of volunteer internships from time to time. To apply for an internship, please send your CV and covering letter – outlining the type of area you are interested in working in and any relevant qualifications, skills and experience – to hr@wcrf.org.


Speculative applications

Any vacancies are listed above. However if you would like to submit a speculative application, please email your CV and covering letter to hr@wcrf.org and we will keep your details on file.


Recruitment agencies

We do not often engage agencies for permanent or temporary roles, or accept sales calls, but if you would like to send your details to hr@wcrf.org, we will keep them on file.