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Research Strategy and Insights Manager

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £36,100 per annum (please note this salary is inclusive of the London Weighting)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 31st January 2022

It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months. Survival rates have improved enormously for most cancers, yet for pancreatic cancer, this is not the case. And, with treatment and care affected by the pandemic, the situation has only got worse.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is a national charity dedicated to taking on this injustice using every possible means. We’re supporting people with pancreatic cancer now, campaigning, and funding vital research to transform the future. 

About the role:

Look no further as we are seeking a Research Strategy and Insights Manager to join our expanding Research team! 

We are at a transformative stage of growth and development and we are increasing our investment in the research community. We have bold ambitions therefore, we are building our research capacity and resource with new posts and new structures. This will enable us to not just increase our research investment but to do it in the areas most needed for researchers to effectively drive changes in survival.

You will take responsibility for gathering and assimilating the information, perspectives and insights from across the research community, research funding sector and charity to define how we support researchers to improve survival for people with pancreatic cancer.

You will also work to understand the impact of our work, using these insights to inform the work of the research team and wider charity.

Some of the main responsibilities include:

  • Develop processes, governance structures and mechanisms to routinely and comprehensively engage and consult the research community in key strategic areas
  • Utilise intelligence to define new support and investment strategies to overcome critical challenges
  • Developing new ways to continuously analyse and understand research inputs, outputs and impacts
  • Develop new research networks to provide the platform for the community to have closer more productive collaborations and understanding of the UK’s research environment

About you:

  • You will have proven ability in developing and/or delivering strategic initiatives in consultation/partnership with external stakeholders
  • Understand measuring and analysing research inputs, outputs and impacts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident in networking, influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders to build relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to conduct meetings, present to external audiences, and to represent the organisation at seminars, workshops and be the subject matter expert both internal and externally
  • Excellent organisational, project management and time-management skills
  • Able to manage a busy and varied workload, whilst maintaining attention to detail, and meeting deadlines

For full details of the role, please see the JDPS on our website.

Working with us:

We are an inclusive employer committed and are looking for people who can demonstrate dedication to our cause and values.

We celebrate all aspects of diversity and inclusion and believe in appointing the right person for the role and, that there should be no barriers to work and employment. We are aiming to be an organisation whose workforce broadly reflects our society and creates a positive environment for everyone to flourish, therefore we particularly welcome applications from candidates who consider themselves to be in a diverse minority.

If you feel excited and inspired by the prospect of joining us, we’d love to hear from you! For details on how to apply please visit our website.

You must have the right to work in the UK when you apply.

Job Description: https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Main-TCs-and-How-to-apply-Research-Strategy-and-Insights-Manager-Jan-2022.pdf

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