Cancer Research UK
Senior Strategic Transformation Manager
Location: Stratford (Expect significant home-working to begin with)
Flexible working considered
Full-time (4 days a week considered)
Salary: £50,000 – £60,000
Application method: Please upload your CV
Closing Date: 20th February
We will be shortlisting as we receive applications and there is a possibility that this role may close early. We therefore encourage early applications to avoid disappointment.
At Cancer Research UK, we recognise the huge value that building deeper engagement with people through data and digitally driven approaches (EPDD) could bring to the lives of people affected by cancer. In fact, making progress in this area is one of our 6 corporate objectives, and in order to succeed we need to transform our technology as well as our skills, structures and culture.
The Strategic Transformation Team at Cancer Research UK has recently been created to provide the glue between different parts of the organisation who all need to work together to meet our goals. This team is responsible for ensuring we have a shared direction, that we are prioritising our efforts in the right areas, that we are achieving what we set out to achieve, and that we are taking action to overcome challenges where needed.
We are looking for a Senior Strategic Transformation Manager who can help make this happen. You will have a particular focus on driving robust and aligned strategic thinking, facilitation of a x-organisational working group, internal comms and engagement and bringing in external insight.
You’ll be be experienced in planning, managing and delivering strategic projects. You’ll also be an influencer, an excellent relationship-builder, and you’ll have the ability to solve problems in a structured way, utilising data analysis, sound financial and business acumen, and logical reasoning to support your conclusions.
Drive overall delivery of strategic thinking work and drive discrete modules of strategy thinking work related to data and digitally led engagement (e.g. data and insight capability) – including framing problems, analysis, synthesis of findings and making recommendations
Create impactful papers and presentations for a variety of stakeholder groups, including Executive and Trustee meetings
Shape agendas for and chair monthly working group to achieve defined objectives – x-org group of ~30 people who are responsible for delivery of relevant work under EPDD portfolio of work. Continuously review and refine approach to maximise effectiveness.
Build a strong internal network with people who are delivering initiatives, support them to identify barriers to progress, take action to resolve and escalate where needed
Plan and execute internal communication and engagement, drawing on support from EPDD transformation manager + comms experts
Plan and execute a programme of external insight, working with people across the organisation to leverage their networks
As required, supervise other team members / people from other directorates to deliver work
Contribute to building capability, effectiveness and culture within S&T
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to communicate and build effective relationships at all levels
A strategic thinker with the ability to interpret complex information, put it into context and having a clear view of the “big picture”
Strong project management and planning experience and comfortable with working flexibly and in a rapidly changing working environment
Ability to influence and resolve conflict and construct innovative solutions to overcome challenges
Experience of planning, managing and delivering strategic projects
To view the full candidate pack please click here
What will I gain?
Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.
If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.
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