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Macmillan Cancer Suppport

Policy And Public Affairs Manager Wales

Job description

Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Wales)
Full time (34.5 hours), we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours
Home-based with access to serviced office in Cardiff
Salary: £46,500 - £52,500 per annum
Closing date: 2 August 2022
Interviews: 11 August 2022

Are you a senior, experienced public affairs professional, keen to make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer? Then this challenging but highly rewarding role could be your opportunity to lead our advocacy work in Wales.

About the role
Working as part of the Wales senior leadership team with services and external communications, you will lead our policy and public affairs activity in Wales. You will actively involve and engage people living with cancer and health professionals in your work as you advocate to improve cancer services in Wales.

You will act as a media spokesperson and senior external representative for Macmillan in Wales, enabling us to be a key player with influential audiences. In conjunction with key stakeholders, you will lead your team to develop and pursue influencing strategies to drive change for people living with cancer in Wales.  

About you

  • You will have significant experience in a policy and public affairs role in Wales.
  • You will have demonstrable experience of developing and delivering proactive and reactive influencing activity
  • Outstanding relationship skills are essential.
  • You will be a skilled communicator who has represented an organisation effectively with external stakeholders.
  • You will have an ability to motivate and develop people.
  • Experience as media spokesperson is desirable.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. We strive to build a more diverse organisation, where everyone feels empowered to be their best self to work.

Recruitment Process

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.

The application deadline is 23:59 on 2 August 2022.

Virtual interviews will be held on 11 August 2022.

What can we offer you?

We commit to actively developing you and offer benefits including a 34.5-hour week (with early finish on Fridays), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous annual leave, and interest free loans for season ticket, gym membership and a vast range of discounts via our benefit platform which helps make our employees money go further.

We welcome applications from everyone who meet the criteria and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a disability, impairment or health condition or individuals who identify as Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented at Macmillan. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here along with our internal employee representation body, ‘Our Voice’ and 8 Employee Network groups help us promote fairness and belonging, becoming an engaged and inclusive organisation for all our people.

So we can support you to be your best during the application or interview process, please contact Macmillan People Services Team on for advice and recruitment adjustments. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs).


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