Strategic Knowledge Manager (Public Health)
Cancer Research UK
Stratford, GB
4d ago

Strategic Knowledge Manager (Public Health)

  • Stratford (2 Redman Place)
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    Strategic Knowledge Manager (Public Health)

    Salary : Circa £35,000 per annum + benefits

    Contract Length : Permanent

    Hours : Full-time., 35 hours per week (Compressed Hours considered)

    Location : Stratford based (1-2 days per week in the office)

    Closing date : Sunday 5th of December 2021 11 : 59*

    Application method : In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we are using Anonymous CVs through our recruitment portal.

    Please therefore ensure that you have completed the 'Work History' section of the application form and that you have answered the application questions.

    You will be asked to upload a CV, but we will not be using thisas part of the shortlisting process and it will therefore not be reviewed.

  • We will be shortlisting upon application, the role will close once a suitable candidate is found, please apply ASAP to be considered*
  • Are you a sharp minded individual, with experience in managing and translating complex scientific evidence, looking to help us beat cancer?

    Why we need you

    The Strategic Evidence team strive to ensure evidence is front and centre in our strategy, policy and activity, with a particular focus on the areas of Early Diagnosis and Treatment.

    We act as a hub for evidence, assimilating and triangulating evidence from a range of internal and external sources. We bring considered and constructive input and challenge to conversations and decisions, encouraging consideration of all angles and working to ensure that we’re directing our efforts in the best way and generating as much impact as possible.

    We look to the future and horizon scan for interventions and developments that are coming down the track. And we bring our knowledge of the evidence and expertise to crafting content and the creation of a range of outputs, particularly those seeking to support health professionals in their practice.

    You could be from a public health background of have strong experience within business intelligence with an interest in public health

    Full job description here (please contact us if you would like this in an accessible format)

    What will I be doing?

    In this role, you will lead on the management of evidence, across the pillars of Prevent, Diagnose and Treat, ensuring that top level evidence is systematically captured, easily accessible and periodically updated, and therefore readily available to inform strategic decision-making and to feed into content.

    To review, interpret and communicate relevant cancer-related evidence to ensure that our work to influence policy and practice for patient benefit is evidence based.

    Make an impact every day by :

    Scope, deliver and maintain a mechanism for managing key evidence across Prevent, Diagnose and Treat and facilitate its use to guide optimal strategic decision making and content development

    Review and improve mechanisms to manage and triage evidence and insight requests from a range of teams,

    Build and maintain excellent working relationships with key interface teams to ensure that key evidence is captured, updated and used.

    Develop a sound knowledge of the research evidence (peer reviewed and grey literature) and other data and insight relevant to cancer both research and activities funded by CRUK and others

    Support the development and periodic review of the Directorate strategy to ensure our activities are directed to the areas and audiences where our impact could be greatest, working closely with Strategic Leads, Directorate Governance and actively feeding into and shaping Pillar’’ activities

    Contribute to develop, review and sign off of evidence-based content

    What skills are you looking for?

    You’ll be able to bring to the role :

    Significant relevant experience of working in the science, health or policy sectors

    Experience of working with databases or business intelligence tools, and ability to clean and map data

    Strong evidence searching, reviewing and critical appraisal skills

    Excellent ability to explain and quickly distil complex information, draw out the key points and make clear, tangible recommendations based on assimilation and analysis, and to build a consensus to enable action

    Proven ability to write concise, engaging reports, briefings and other content for a range of audiences, often at short notice and with a sharp eye for detail and accuracy

    Substantial experience of building effective working relationships with colleagues, researchers and other stakeholders, with an understanding of when and how to involve them

    What will I gain?

    Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible.

    Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more.

    We want to ensure that you have the best work / life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible.

    For the majority of our office-based roles you’ll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

    You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

    If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

  • Please note this role is known internally as Strategic Knowledge Evidence Mana
  • At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

    We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

    Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

    Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitment cancer.org.uk.

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