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Salary: £40,500 to £44,100 per year

Location: Hybrid working with regular travel to our London Bridge Office

Contract: Fixed term (13 months), Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Applications close: 23:45 UK, Sunday 9th June 2024


About us

At Prostate Cancer UK, we’re striving for a world where no man dies from prostate cancer.

1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer. We work to give every man the power to navigate it. Whether that’s helping you to understand your risk, make the right choice about treatment or get the expertise you need to feel informed and in control.

What the job involves 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant Brand and Media (Attention) team within our wider Communications directorate. As the Media and Communications Manager, you’ll be the team’s lead on Health Services, Equity and Improvement (including policy and campaigns) and Research communications, delivering impactful media moments which inspire action and drive positive change for men with, or at risk of, prostate cancer.

You’ll raise the profile of the cause and the brand, co-managing the activity of the charity’s media relations function and protecting the organisation’s principles and reputation. The impactful media messaging that you provide to a range of audiences will secure hard-hitting and compelling coverage, you can see our latest news stories on the Research and Treatment sections of our website.

You’ll also be acting as line manager to the Senior Media and Communications Officer.


What we want from you 

We’re looking for an inspiring and strategic storyteller, you’ll be an expert in leading communications projects to inspire action and drive change and with a track record of generating media coverage to deliver messages to a range of audiences.

You’ll be an excellent communicator with a strong understanding of different communication channels and have specialist knowledge of media relations. Experience in building trusted relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders, and journalists is essential. With previous line management experience, you’ll have a motivation to help others achieve their full potential and actively supports our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and allyship.

With excellent organisational skills with strong analytical skills and an ability to digest complex information, often under pressure of tight media deadlines. You’ll have a flexible approach to handling both planned projects and reactive opportunities.

This role will be fixed term for 13 months covering sabbatical leave.


Why work with us? 

Every man needs to know about the most common cancer in men – prostate cancer. It’s a real and present danger that takes over 12,000 of our dads, grandads, brothers and friends each year.

Prostate Cancer UK is the largest men’s health charity in the UK. We have a simple ambition – to stop prostate cancer damaging lives. We invest millions in research to revolutionise testing, treatment and care. We’re blazing a trail to a screening programme that could save thousands of lives with regular, accurate tests for all men at risk. And we work tirelessly to spread the word about risk and offer specialist support to people living with the disease.

Work with us and you’ll see your efforts pay off as we give men and their families the power to navigate prostate cancer.


What we offer 

Join our team and be part of an award-winning charity. We’ll support you to develop your skills and expertise.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Generous leave entitlements that increase with service
  • One ‘development day’ a month to use for training or personal development
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance and group income protection
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life and wellbeing advice and support via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership and high street shopping discounts
  • Loans for season tickets or cycles


Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion 

At Prostate Cancer UK, we believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong and innovative workplace, that represents, and can advocate for, the communities we support. It’s our ambition to become an anti-racist organisation, and our mission to advance racial equity in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

We’re incredibly proud of our new Black Men’s Racial Health Equity Campaign, and our inclusive learning journey. We know that reaching marginalised communities that need us most, particularly Black men who are at a higher risk of prostate cancer, starts with better representation in our organisation. Therefore, we’re particularly interested in applications from those from marginalised and vulnerable communities. This will help us create an environment of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, where personal qualities are as important as professional experience, and our people feel seen and heard.


Our people networks 

We’re continuously learning more about the needs of our colleagues, and have three amazing People Networks, sponsored by our Leadership team:

  • Pride – A safe space where LGBTQ+ colleagues — and our allies — can share their diverse lived experiences, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and history, and create new ideas about how our organisation can be more inclusive and representative of LGBTQ+ people
  • Mind & Body – Here to increase awareness, promote wellbeing and support colleagues affected by neurodiversity, mental health problems, disability and long-term illness
  • Multicultural – Here to increase awareness and celebrate the different cultures and beliefs that we have in the organisation, so that we all have our cultures felt and feel welcomed


Wellbeing and hybrid working 

Our hybrid working approach combines the best of flexible working – a positive work/life balance, inclusive and accessible platforms, and online information at our fingertips. We understand that everyone has different needs, and we strive to create opportunities for relationship building, collaboration and social time.

Each of our teams has a team agreement outlining when and how often we’re expected to be in our London Bridge office. We’re very welcome to work there more frequently. Office time is a commute, so we pay our own travel costs.

For this role, we would expect the successful candidate to be coming into the London office from 1 per week.


Next steps 

For more information on the role, please download the job profile below. This shares the key points to refer to in your application.

Got a question? Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements or any other questions – we’re here to help:

The closing date is Sunday 9th June 2024.  Applications must be submitted by 23:45 UK time. 

Interviews: By arrangement. Currently scheduled for the week of 17th June 2024.

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


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