You will work in the Policy, Campaigns and Engagement Team and will develop evidence-based policy positions on issues such as speeding up diagnosis for people with blood cancer, ensuring they have emotional and psychological support following diagnosis and have access to the very best treatments.
Working closely with colleagues in the team and the wider Research, Services and Engagement Directorate, you will be responsible for identifying policy issues as they emerge, bringing people affected by blood cancer into our policy development work and seeking opportunities to influence the health policy agenda.
- Lead Blood Cancer UK’s policy work, ensuring the voice of people with blood cancer fully informs our public facing policy lines.
- Horizon scan for emerging policy issues by working closely with senior colleagues in the directorate. Develop Blood Cancer UK’s policy positions on these issues by gathering insights from healthcare professionals, researchers and the blood cancer community.
- Put the blood cancer community at the heart of our policy and campaigns activity by working closely with the Policy Panel.
- Coordinate with the Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer to influence policy outcomes.
- Maintain a detailed knowledge of the health/blood cancer policy landscape, including the evolving structure of the NHS and local/national organisations responsible for delivering services, and share this information internally in a timely manner.
- Represent Blood Cancer UK on policy coalitions, at health conferences and in external meetings with officials and decision makers.
- Review and provide analysis of key health data, particularly in relation to diagnosis, care and treatment for people with blood cancer.
- Work with external organisations which Blood Cancer UK has commissioned to undertake policy research on our behalf.