Knowledge Manager (Epidemiology and Evidence)
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
£42,000 - £46,000 per annum, depending on experience
Location: flexible remote working with regular travel to our London Bridge office (currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions)
What the job involves
The Knowledge Manager guides and oversees the Knowledge team's use of clinical data to answer the big questions in prostate cancer and help to shape our strategic direction. They have a lead role in devising and delivering our clinical data strategy. They ensure the team remains critical to developing the robust evidence base that shapes what we think and what we can say and that they use evidence to enable us to develop solutions that improve outcomes for men with or at risk of prostate cancer.
The knowledge manager will ensure we are ahead of the curve on clinical and scientific advances. They are also work with the team to combine externally credible data sources so that we can know where we target our resources to have most impact. Where we have evidence gaps, they commission or undertake research, often publishing their findings. They are also vital for drawing on a range of data sources to project the specific outcomes for men that our organisational strategy can achieve.
Sat within the Policy, Knowledge and Health Information department, the Knowledge team are regularly developing the evidence needed to support policy-led influencing activity. Equally, their intelligence of external data sources' enables them to form trajectories that are proxies for our impact. Their oversight of organisation-wide evidence use makes them integral to any teams communicating externally about prostate cancer. Their Manager leads and supports them to do this robustly and effectively.
What we want from you
You are educated to postgraduate level in health epidemiology or a biomedical science discipline and possess proven statistical skills, as well as analytical skills across qualitative and quantitative data, including clinical data.
You have extensive experience of using databases and analytical tools, can draw specific conclusions from the data you analyse and present these in an easy-to-understand format, sometimes doing so quickly for use in media. You also understand how to use existing data to shape trajectories that estimate how our work can shift this data over time.
Your experience in health epidemiology or a biomedical science will be combined with the ability to interpret clinical research findings and determine whether they deliver clinical benefit. You can also quickly search for comparable research, drawing on international Journals and conference abstracts to support the development of a clear position for use across a breadth of audiences, clinical and public. You are also skilled at conducting or commissioning independent research.
You have the confidence to challenge when you think the case being made misinterprets or misuses evidence. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills can make sure that our knowledge is used to shape our strategic direction and external change priorities, gives credibility to our communications, and underpins our policy and practice recommendations for change.
You can demonstrate management experience, setting out your approach to managing a small team especially in relation to how you encourage development and set clear objectives. You also have budget management experience. As a team player, you are flexible and comfortable working cross-organisationally and have experience of participating in multi-discipline project teams.
What we offer
Join our team and you'll be working at an award-winning charity that will support you to develop your skills and expertise. We're particularly proud of our agile working arrangements which allow (as appropriate to the role) for flexibility around where and when we carry out our work to ensure we can achieve the best results for the charity, at the same time as balancing our working lives with life's other commitments!
We also offer a competitive benefits package including generous leave entitlements, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, an enhanced contributory pension scheme, life insurance and group income protection as well as free advice and support on pretty much anything via our Employee Assistance Programme.
Our teams, supporters, partners, and those living with prostate cancer, come from all walks of life. We draw upon the difference in who we are, what we've experienced and how we think to build a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer. Not only is it the right thing to do, it makes our charity stronger and helps us reach more people. If you share our ambition we would love to hear from you.
We welcome applications from job seekers who already have the right to live and work in the UK, and those who require a Skilled Worker visa sponsorship.
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Closing date: 18th July 2021
Interview date: 29th July 2021
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number 2653887.