Jobs and Internships
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Are you an experienced and motivated account manager who can drive forward an iconic charity partnership? Can you steward internal and M&S colleagues to ensure a seamless and sector leading strategic partnership? If you can, we want to hear from you.
The Corporate Partnerships Manager for M&S is a key role for the charity as you will be the driving force in shaping this partnership, both within the charity and throughout M&S. Partnership plans for 2015 and beyond are both challenging and exciting, so this post requires someone who can learn quickly, think strategically and plan effectively.
Our ideal candidate will have solid account management experience (of six figure plus partnerships) under their belt, be self-motivated and ready to hit the ground running. You’ll be an excellent communicator, who is comfortable working with colleagues at all levels; someone who knows how to motivate and engage all stakeholders. You’ll have experience of strategic planning for accounts, and of translating these into operational objectives. Organised and analytical, you’ll thrive on managing more than one aspect of the partnership at once – often at short notice.
You’ll be joining a friendly, creative and professional team at a time of real opportunity for the organisation – we’ll definitely keep you busy!
Closing date: 2 June 2015
Interview date: 9 -11 June 2015 (first round)
Senior Policy Officer
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Policy Officer to lead on key policy areas, researching and developing evidence-based policies, recommendations and messaging to support the delivery of the new organisation’s strategy. Working with colleagues across the Policy and Campaigns Directorate and in other key departments, this role involves influencing decision-makers to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients and maximise the translation and impact of our research outcomes, with the overall aim of reducing the number of people getting and dying of breast cancer.
The Senior Policy Officer will also act as a source of expertise on issues and policies relating to breast cancer across the organisation and externally. They will be an ambassador for the organisation and will be able to confidently represent patient views at external meetings, conferences and in the media, developing contacts, building relationships, increasing the charity’s profile and spotting opportunities to influence.
You will have experience in a relevant policy role and an excellent understanding of the current policy landscape, preferably in relation to health. You will have experience of undertaking policy research, of developing evidence-based recommendations and policy positions and of advising on the development of influencing and campaigning strategy. You will have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to personally influence key opinion-formers and decision-makers. Your communication skills will be excellent and you will be able to translate complex information including NHS guidelines and scientific research into easy to understand information for a lay audience.
Closing date: 28 May 2015
Interview date: 5 June 2015 in London
Head of Major Gifts
We are seeking to appoint a Head of Major Gifts to lead this vital area of fundraising and deliver our major gift strategy; to ensure it delivers significant growth, year on year, and increases the number of individuals supporting and recognising us as the breast cancer charity of choice.
You will be highly driven and ambitious, with the ability to inspire and lead the major gifts team to take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the launch of our new charity; ensuring our current supporters remain passionate and committed, and engaging with past donors and new supporters, through providing exciting opportunities to support breast cancer research. You will have substantial experience of major gift fundraising, with demonstrated success and the ability to inspire a fundraising team to continually beat targets.
Closing date: 8 June 2015
Interview date: TBC June 2015
Corporate Manager - Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (maternity cover)
Are you an experienced and motivated project manager who can drive forward and deliver against ambitious plans? Can you run a campaign, steward an internal project team and manage a portfolio of fashion brands to challenge them to do more as part of the 20th anniversary plans? If you can, we want to hear from you. It’ll be your job to manage our iconic Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) campaign and ensure that our 20th anniversary year provides a platform for future growth.
The Campaign Manager for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is a key role for the charity as you will be the driving force in shaping this event in its 20th anniversary year. Financial targets and plans for 2016 are both challenging and exciting, so this post requires someone who can learn quickly, think strategically and plan effectively.
Our ideal candidate will have solid project management experience, be self-motivated and ready to hit the ground running. You’ll be an excellent communicator, who is comfortable working with colleagues at all levels; someone who knows how to motivate and engage with fashion brands, high profile contacts, agents and event management companies and third party supporters. You’ll have experience of strategic planning for a well-known campaign, and of translating these into operational objectives. Organised and analytical, you’ll thrive on managing more than one aspect of the campaign at once – often at short notice.
Closing date: June 9 2015
Interview date: 15-17 June 2015 (first round)
Director for Scotland
We are seeking to appoint a Director for Scotland to drive real change in breast cancer in Scotland. The role will develop strategy and set the direction for much of the charity’s influencing and engagement work in Scotland, raising the charity’s profile among policy, parliamentary and healthcare professionals and by setting the agenda on all issues relating to breast cancer. You will also be working at Director level across the UK charity, reporting directly into the CEO. You will be addressing issues and affecting change in prevention, early detection and diagnosis, equality of access to the best treatments and ultimately helping to stop people getting and dying of breast cancer.
You will be the public face of the new charity in Scotland and be an outstanding communicator through both media channels and public engagement. You will be highly driven and ambitious, with the ability to work independently within the structure of the whole organisation. You will have a track record of demonstrable success in influencing at a senior level. You will be a keen understanding of how to affect change with parliamentary systems as well as with the general public. You will be committed to ensuring the newly merged charity leads the way in Scotland and increases public support and recognition of our cause.
Closing date: Midnight 7 June
Interview date: 19 June in Edinburgh
Health Advocacy Intern
The Policy and Campaigns Department is looking for an enthusiastic intern to support their work with patients and NHS staff to improve breast care services. The ideal candidate will have an interest in healthcare and patient experience. They will also have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the charity sector and help improve breast care services for patients. You will have the chance to gain valuable organisational and communication skills in a charity setting.
Our Service Pledge for Breast Cancer
Our Service Pledge for Breast Cancer helps breast services turn local patient feedback into real service improvements. Breakthrough works with patients and hospitals to review their existing breast services and identify areas for improvement. Participating hospitals obtain feedback about services from their patients through surveys, focus groups and the involvement of patient advocates. We have worked with over 60 hospitals and we estimate more than 30,000 patients across England have already benefitted from the Service Pledge work.
What will you be doing?
We take great care in planning what you work on to ensure you have an interesting variety of tasks and the chance to gain experience of various activities involved in our health advocacy work.
Tasks will include:
- Developing communications about our Service Pledge work for the charity’s supporter e-newsletters and social media
- Helping to evaluate the long-term impact of our two patient involvement programmes: The Service Pledge for Breast Cancer and The Secondary Breast Cancer Pledge
- Analysing patient feedback to highlight how experience may differ between different patient groups, helping hospitals identify any potential inequalities in the services they offer
- Supporting the organisation of local patient workshops, including the opportunity to attend and help facilitate a patient group discussion
- Assisting the team in other tasks as required
Duration: 4 months (June – September)
Hours: Ideally we would like you to commit to at least 3 days per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible hours available between 9:00am and 5:30pm.
Closing date: 2 June 2015
Interview date: w/c 8 June 2015
What do our past interns say?
“Being an intern at Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer has been an absolute pleasure. I have learnt about many different areas of the charity sector through the inductions and have been given jobs that I have thoroughly enjoyed. The jobs were also really varied - from gaining experience on the phone, to doing some research for the major donor team. This internship has reassured me that the charity sector is the career path I wanted to take.”
Tom Allitt, University of Loughborough
“Interning at Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer has been an extremely rewarding experience. Working here I have felt valued, challenged and above all, welcomed. The tasks I was given were tailored to me, allowing me to fully develop transferable skills which will undoubtedly be advantageous in future employment. The team not only excel in their own roles, but are more than willing to help interns realise their full potential. I would recommend this opportunity to anybody.”
Joe Gilligan, University of Nottingham