Knowledge Manager (Research and Evidence)

4 days left

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£42,065 per annum
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
27 Sep 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Based at Counting House, London Bridge

What the job involves

The role of the Knowledge Team

The Knowledge team at Prostate Cancer UK is critical to developing the robust evidence base that underpins our work to drive improvements for men with or at risk of prostate cancer. They ensure we are ahead of the curve on clinical advances. The team is relied upon to identify, analyse, interpret and explain data sources. Their activity therefore feeds into major decisions about the specific improvements and changes that men need and where we target our resources to have most impact.

Where we have data gaps, the knowledge team commissions or undertakes research to fill those gaps, often publishing the findings to ensure clinical stakeholder adoption. The team’s expertise is also vital in assessing how close we are to achieving our ambitious ‘10 years to tame prostate cancer’ strategy.

The knowledge team has organisation-wide oversight of how Prostate Cancer UK uses evidence and is therefore integral to virtually all the charity’s activity.

What we want from you


You will lead and manage the Knowledge team so that the organisation’s activity to deliver its 10-year strategy is underpinned by a scientific and clinical evidence base of the most up-to-date and effective ways to transform prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and support. Integral to this is your ability to provide research and evidence leadership to a small team and across the organisation.

You will also need to possess the gravitas to communicate evidence convincingly to a range of stakeholders and ensure our credibility as an evidence-led organisation. You’ll have the confidence to challenge sensitively when the case being made, internally or by external stakeholders, misinterprets or misuses evidence. You will know how to balance a range of sometimes conflicting priorities and evidence to shape strategic decisions and policy positions. You also know how to use research and evidence to shape external change priorities, give credibility to communications and underpin policy and practice recommendations for change. You will have the skills to lead research projects and to advise others on sound research methodologies. Ideally, you will have management experience and can set clear objectives for a team. You also likely have budget management experience.

Why work for us?

We have a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer.

Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support, we can make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear. Be part of a team that will put an end to prostate cancer being a killer.

The support we’ll provide

Join our team and you’ll be working at an award-winning charity that will help you learn, develop your skills and expertise, and achieve your highest aspirations. We provide everything you’d expect from a professional organisation – competitive benefits package, contributory pension scheme, life insurance, child care vouchers, and season ticket loan – but much more besides. Work with us and you’ll see your efforts pay off as we fight for a better future for men.

For more information and to apply online go to www.prostatecanceruk.org/careers

We have two roles open in our Knowledge Team. You can apply for one or both posts. If applying for both, please submit separate applications.

Got a question? We’re here to help. hr@prostatecanceruk.org

Closing date: 27th September 2017.

Interview dates: 10th, 11th and 12th October 2017.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number 02653887.

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