Public Affairs Officer job vacancy

Location: Central London with flexible working
Salary: £38,478 per annum increasing to £42,529 following two years service, plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Contractual status: Permanent

The RCR is a great place to work. At the forefront of the health agenda, our members diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, stroke and more, while 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.

We are building our reputation as a leading and expert voice of radiology and oncology in the media and among politicians and policy-makers. Sitting within the External Affairs team, the role of Public Affairs Officer plays a key part in raising the value of our medical specialties to MPs and Peers in the UK parliament and providing advice to RCR representatives on appropriate responses in the devolved administrations.

Internally, the successful candidate will work closely with the RCR’s elected officers, senior managers, and media and policy colleagues to understand the issues and challenges faced at the frontline, and to optimise communication of the RCR’s policy aims to a political audience.

Key to the role is continuing to make the case for increased capacity in the radiology and oncology workforce against the backdrop of an already understaffed NHS, as well as further investment in equipment and IT infrastructure.

This is a varied and stimulating role for a talented individual who is keen to use their skills and experience to work collaboratively across the organisation, to help bring about improvements in diagnosis and improvements to cancer care.

We are looking for someone passionate about our cause and with a good grasp of the political environment, with sound knowledge of the political and parliamentary processes and procedures. The successful candidate will also need experience of influencing stakeholders, and a good understanding of the opportunities and risks of working collaboratively with them. We’re searching for an excellent team player, able to work collaboratively to draw upon and utilise the expertise within the External Affairs team and wider organisation to aid their work.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then you can find out more about the role, the RCR and instructions on how to apply in the Public Affairs Officer candidate pack.

We recommend applying to this vacancy as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications as they are received and interviewing suitable candidates as they apply. 

Public Affairs Officer candidate pack