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    Senior Communications Planning & Operations Officer

    United Kingdom | CANCER RESEARCH UK

    Job Details
    Category: Community & Sport
    Posted Today

    SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING & OPERATIONS OFFICER

    Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

    Reports to: News Editor

    Department: Policy, Information and Communications

    Location: Stratford w/ high-flex (1 - 2 days per week in the office)

    Employment type: Permanent

    Working hours: Full time 35 hours per week

    Closing date: Thursday 9 February 2023, 23:55

    Please note that we may close this earlier than stated, therefore early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

    At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

    We are professionals with purpose, beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. That's why we we're looking for someone talented, someone who shares our vision, someone like you.

    In this exciting role you will help plan, coordinate and report on Cancer Research UK's Communications Department activity. This includes our national and regional press teams, social media, our own news channels, volunteer comms and media volunteer work. You'll manage the scheduling of a busy, reactive, and integrated comms department, working across multiple teams within communications and the wider charity, gathering and sharing information.

    This is a great opportunity to be part of team and department that helps to shape awareness of Cancer Research UK through a range media and communication channels. With your help, we will build insight into our comms work, its impact, and ensure people across the charity know what we are doing and when, and what we've achieved.

    What will I be doing?

    • Together with the Planning & Ops Lead develop collaborative relationships, understand the Comms Department needs and support in line with organisational priorities
    • Undertake the coordination and scheduling of department activities, identifying opportunities for re-purposing content on other channels
    • Work collaboratively across the department to evaluate media campaigns to support the charity's key research, health awareness, fundraising and lobbying activities in line with organisational priorities
    • Foster relationships with operational suppliers, undertaking periodic service and efficiency reviews
    • Maintain a cross org comms planner that brings together the activity of all comms teams, ensuring accessibility across the department. Continuously review and improve this, creating bespoke planners for others
    • Forge and maintain good working relationships with the planning function in Marketing, to ensure collaboration and seamless delivery across both directorates
    • Provide regularly updated weekly, quarterly and yearly communications planning calendars
    • Work closely with teams and individuals across R&I, MFE, HR, PIC and Philanthropy to ensure information about communications planning feeds into the Planning Function.

    What skills are you looking for?

    • Experience, understanding and knowledge of planning work in a Comms environment
    • Deadline oriented with the ability to proactively prioritise and plan with minimal supervision
    • Can lead on the delivery of projects and ensure colleagues meet deadlines.
    • Accountable for own work, problem solve while receiving a moderate level of supervision and direction from line manager.
    • Can provide routine advice, guidance and support to internal and external colleagues.
    • Understands how the role contributes to the wider objectives of the directorate and charity
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to invite dialogue gaining insight from diverse perspectives and views.

    Please click here for a full candidate pack.

    What will I gain?

    Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that's impressive.

    In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

    Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

    We review pay annually and aim to recognise individual performance and achievements.

    We don't forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

    Our work - from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy - will change the world. It's exciting to be part of our team.

    How do I apply?

    We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won't be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.

    For more information on this career opportunity please visit our website or contact us at .

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