Head of External Affairs job vacancy

Head of External Affairs 
Location: Central London with flexible working
Salary: £58,379 per annum rising to £64,524 after two years' service plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Contractual status: Permanent

The RCR is a great place to work, with an ambitious agenda. At the forefront of the health agenda, our members diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, stroke and more, whilst leading on innovations including AI, skills mix and community diagnostic hubs. As Covid recedes and the cancer backlog rises up the agenda, our members’ work and views have never been more important. The Communications Directorate is newly formed, and a recent restructure has created two new teams – External Affairs, and Marketing and Digital.

The External Affairs team will be focused on building the RCR’s influence, authority and impact through press, policy, public affairs and campaigns. This team will lead thinking on key issues, supporting members with guidance and intelligence; influencing the health sector to ensure that RCR views are considered and acted upon; and lobbying government on the legislation and funding needed for our members to ensure better patient care. It will ensure that the RCR is seen as the authority on all thing's radiology and oncology; that our positions are clear and unequivocal.

The Head of External Affairs will lead a talented team of five professionals. With deep experience in policy, public affairs and media work, you will be able to set a clear strategy, securing buy in from members and staff. An analytical thinker who is willing and able to roll up your sleeves, you will build an external affairs engine with efficient, effective processes and a clear direction of travel. Politically astute, media savvy and able to crystallise complex issues into simple asks, you will be someone who can join the dots and create real impact.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then you can find out more about the Head of External Affairs role, the RCR, and how to apply by visiting the RCR website and reading the Head of External Affairs candidate pack PDF.

This vacancy has now closed. First stage interviews are due to take place on Thursday 21 October 2021, with final stage interviews scheduled for Monday 25 October 2021.