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Director of Policy and Campaigns

Help keep breast cancer at the top of the agenda

Director of Policy & Campaigns, UK’s leading breast cancer research charity

In spring 2015, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign will take the essential next step in our journey to end breast cancer by joining forces. Despite the huge progress our organisations have made over the last 25 years, more women than ever are getting breast cancer and we predict that 185,000 lives will be lost to breast cancer by 2030. By uniting to become the largest dedicated breast cancer research charity in the UK, we will rise to this challenge, tackling the disease head on and helping more women faster. It’s our ambition that by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer. And we need you to help us get there.  

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Policy and Campaigns. The role will lead the charity’s policy and public affairs functions and our Service Pledge programme, raising the charity’s profile among policy, parliamentary and healthcare professionals by engaging with policy makers and patients to increase our impact on policy and practices affecting breast cancer. It will also develop a UK wide strategy for campaigning and public affairs to deliver a step change in outcomes for women and men affected by breast cancer.

About you

You will be highly driven and ambitious, with the ability to think strategically whilst having an excellent eye for detail.  You will have substantial experience of working within a public affairs, parliamentary or campaigning environment, and of developing evidence-based, influential policy positions and recommendations, and the ability to deliver results from campaigning activities. You will have knowledge and understanding of the Charity Commission Guidance on campaigning and the Lobbying Act. You will have a demonstrable track record of leading a team for results.

You will also have an extensive track record of public speaking and acting as a media spokesperson, and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and networking skills.


A competitive package of salary and benefits is on offer for the successful candidate.

Closing date: Midnight on the 11 March 2015

Interviews will take place week commencing 16 March 2015

For a full role profile and further details please contact the recruitment team at Breakthrough Breast Cancer on 020 7280 4258 or apply online via the Breakthrough Breast Cancer recruitment portal here.

Future internships

Campaign’s internship scheme offers voluntary work placement opportunities to students, graduates, or anyone looking for a career change. An internship is a great introduction for those looking to forge a career in the charity sector, and can help you gain key experience and skills while seeing how the charity operates. Internships are available in various teams throughout the year and all involve working on key projects aimed at providing you with a challenging and interesting experience, working towards our aim of overcoming breast cancer. All internships take place at our head office in London. The internship is unpaid, although travel and lunch expenses are provided. 

What’s in it for you?

  • An insight into the charity sector
  • The chance to develop key skills
  • CV writing and interview training
  • Access to our vacancies during your internship
  • A dedicated member of staff to support you throughout your internship
  • A reference on completion of your internship
  • Travel and lunch expenses
  • For more details about our internships, check out our internship FAQs.

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