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Are you passionate about public health and making a real impact?

If you're passionate about health promotion and healthy living and want to see a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, here’s your chance to work for the cancer prevention experts.

World Cancer Research Fund is the world’s leading authority on research into the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer. We translate this research into 10 cancer prevention recommendations which are proven to reduce people’s risk of developing about a third of the most common cancers including breast, prostate and bowel.

This is an exciting time for us as we embark on a new health information and engagement programme to expand our reach and impact, alongside developing new partnerships and alliances to help us deliver our goals.

Head of Health Information

  • Full time
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • c.£45,000
  • London WC1B

We are seeking a Head of Health Information to lead World Cancer Research Fund UK’s Health Information department and to deliver our health promotion and engagement programmes to achieve our goal of reducing the number of people who are diagnosed with a preventable cancer.

Your experience may have been gained within a health promotion role, or profession, allied to public health or behaviour change. You will be comfortable developing and implementing strategic plans, and understand the need to evaluate and promote the impact of our work. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to manage projects and multiple priorities effectively. Experience in managing information for a professional or public audience, ideally in the health arena, is desirable. You will also have experience of supervising staff and be educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in nutrition, dietetics, public health or health promotion.

With strong people management and team-building skills, you will be responsible for line managing three members of staff.

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To apply: Applications are by CV, with covering letter. In your letter (maximum 2 A4 pages), you should provide specific examples of past achievements that demonstrate how you meet each listed criteria in the Person Specification. Your CV and cover letter should be sent to or HR, WCRF, 22 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH. 

Closing date: Friday 8 September 2017

Initial interviews: w/c 11 September 2017