Job Description


Salary: Circa £38,000 per annum

Reports to: Patient Information Manager

Department: Policy, Information and Communications

Location: Stratford, London office-based with high flexibility (1 day per week in the office). We are open to further discussions on flexible working for the successful candidate.

Employment type: 12 month fixed-term contract

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week. We are open to compressed hours or part-time 4 days per week.

Closing date: Wednesday 9 August 2023, 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 an experienced oncology nurse to join our friendly patient information web team. Our award-winning website provides online information for anyone affected by cancer. Millions of people come to Cancer Research UK’s website each year for information. We work with people affected by cancer and experts to ensure the information we provide is accurate, up-to-date and relevant for our users. If you can write high quality information about Cancer and are passionate about making a real difference to people, this could be the job for you.

What will I be doing?

  • Providing clinical expertise on all aspects of cancer including diagnosis, treatment and care
  • Both reviewing and updating existing copy, and producing new information about cancer, its treatment and living with cancer
  • Ensuring that information is factually correct and written in our plain English house style using established processes
  • Ensuring that new content progresses through the editing and review process in line with team’s agreed guidelines
  • Working in collaboration with colleagues to develop summaries of clinical trials and trial results for Cancer Research UK’s clinical trials database
  • Nurturing relationships within the team and the Cancer Information Nurses, making them aware of changes in advance of or in response to media coverage
  • Managing tasks that may be needed for the team’s continued compliance with the Patient Information Forum accreditation
  • Applying digital skills to ensure our information is accessible and engaging e.g. user testing, using resultant analytical information to inform changes to the information.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Registered nurse with a specialist oncology qualification and extensive clinical experience of working directly with cancer patients
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to flex communication styles, translating medical information into lay language
  • Extensive knowledge of cancer and of the process for setting up and running clinical trials in the UK
  • Committed to maintaining confidentiality and anonymity for users of the website
  • Ability to be empathetic and appreciate the sensitive nature of all cancer issues
  • Adaptive and able to pivot to evolving team priorities
  • Good time management and organisational skills.

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 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.

Click here to apply.