Campaigns Volunteer Manager (Ambassador Programme)

Hiring Organisation: 
Cancer Research UK

CAMPAIGNS VOLUNTEER MANAGER (AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME) Salary: £40,000 Reports to: Head of Public Affairs & Campaigning Department: Policy, Information and Communications Location: Stratford w/ high flex (1 – 2 days per week in the office) Employment type: 12 month FTC Working hours: Full-time 35 hours per week Closing date: Sunday 4 December 2022, 23:55 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 determined, someone like you. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Campaigns Volunteer Manager looking after our Ambassador Programme. We need you to lead the Ambassador Programme, a network of over 300 volunteer campaigners. This will include building and maintaining an effective Ambassador programme, piloting new ways of working, recruiting Ambassadors in key constituencies, leading on volunteer management of the Campaigns Ambassador network and engaging the Cancer Research UK staff and our wider community in our campaigns activity. You can find out more about our Ambassador Programme here. The Campaigns team mobilises volunteers, supporters and the wider public to influence policymakers at a constituency, UK-wide and devolved level. Working with the team, and the other Campaigns Manager, you’ll be key to leading and delivering effective campaign strategy and communications with our supporters to support ad secure the policy changes we need for people affected by cancer. What will I be doing?

  • Supporting Cancer Research UK campaigning activity by driving the ongoing strategic development of the volunteer Ambassador programme, analysing and recommending the best structure and support for our volunteers. This includes:
  • Supporting the recruitment, induction, stewardship of Ambassadors, and seeking opportunities for them to get involved with the charity as a whole.
  • Assessing and reporting on the impact of the changes, and the effectiveness of the Ambassador Programme, in order to make recommendations to inform the final Ambassador programme strategy
  • Producing a quarterly set of KPIs to measure the impact of the Ambassador Programme
  • Helping to design, and organising and delivering, Campaign and Ambassador events e.g. training or recognition events.
  • Liaising with external and internal stakeholders to help coordinate campaigns and bring in innovative ideas, and raise the profile of Campaigns activity
  • Developing and delivering high quality communications to our supporters, cancer patients, researchers and the wider public
  • Supporting the work of Cancer Research UK’s Policy Department and championing patient voice and involvement across the department’s work
  • Lead a team of three, providing management support and development opportunities.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Strong experience of working in a supporter/patient-led environment, and a knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of volunteer management, supporting volunteers in their roles, encouraging more active participation, and understanding the support needed to guide volunteers into roles of more responsibility
  • Strong knowledge and experience in leading and delivering campaigns, including mobilising supporters
  • Experience of strategic thinking / planning and project management experience
  • An interest in cancer and/or other health/medical issues.
  • Experience of using appropriate software packages for word processing, presentations and databases, email and is politically aware and interested in current affairs.

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. In this role, we’ll also ask candidates to submit a cover letter in addition to their anonymised CV.

manager (head of / managing a few teams)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
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Job Location: 
Stratford, London, UK
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Closing date for applications: 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 00:00

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