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Policy Officer


Flexible, but regular travel to London is necessary

Type of role


£27159.00 - £32143.00 dependent on experience

Closing date

18 Jan 2021, 9 a.m.

The Policy Officer has a vital role in ensuring our mission becomes a reality.

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.

Main responsibilities

  • 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.

Disability Confident Employer

Blood Cancer UK is a Disability Confident Employer, which means that we seek to provide a workspace which supports the needs of people with disabilities and support the government scheme that promotes the benefits of recruiting and retaining people with disabilities.

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Supporter of diversity

Blood Cancer UK is committed to actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. We seek to create a welcoming and supportive community for the full range of people who are affected by blood cancer, and ensure that our output is fully reflective of this. We are also committed to creating a level playing field as an employer with a welcoming and supportive work environment that meets the needs of all staff. Blood Cancer UK recognises the advantages of employing people from a wide range of backgrounds, and that having a workforce which reflects the diversity of people affected by blood cancer enhances our effectiveness.