Worldwide Cancer Research
Worldwide Cancer Research

Charity registered in Scotland SC022918

We are Worldwide Cancer Research. We start new cancer cures. We fund visionary, pioneering researchers to develop groundbreaking treatments that will help end cancer.

Current vacancies

Trusts and Foundations Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £30,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 16th April 2024

Who are we?

At Worldwide Cancer Research, we start new cures. Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but cutting-edge science can give us hope. Discovery research seeks to uncover new knowledge that could change the way we think about cancer. It reveals new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer that can save lives.

We actively seek unconventional and imaginative ideas from scientists at all stages of their career, across the globe. In some cases, we are the only organisation that will fund a scientist’s idea. We take an unbiased approach to research funding by focusing on supporting only the best ideas for new cures. By having a diverse research portfolio, we increase our chances of finding breakthroughs.

Our vision is of a day when no life is cut short by cancer, and we believe we can achieve this by starting the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of discoveries. Anyone that helps bring forward breakthroughs – including our staff, our supporters, and the researchers we fund – is a Curestarter.

As a charity, we are committed to opportunity without barriers, and we are striving to seek, value and learn from different perspectives and experiences. We want Worldwide Cancer Research to be an inclusive organisation – where everyone can be themselves and feel valued – as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact.

We are committed to ensuring that we provide equal opportunities to every applicant regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We aim to ensure that our recruitment process is unbiased and that everyone is treated equitably. In support of this, we have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’ for our roles and we are a registered Disability Confident Committed Employer, because our team members are at the heart of everything we do.

To help start new cancer cures around the and fund discovery cancer research, we are looking for a Trusts and Foundations Officer to join our busy Philanthropy team.

About the Trusts and Foundations Officer role and why we need you

By joining our friendly, committed charity you’ll be making an impact every day. Working within the Fundraising & Philanthropy team, you will have the opportunity to shape and deliver our Trusts and Foundations Strategy by seeking out new funding opportunities, building lasting relationships and writing compelling applications. These three priorities will need you to be proactive in organising and planning your workload. You will be comfortable communicating with people at all levels, both your internal colleagues and external organisations. The role also gives you the chance to show why discovery research is vital to starting new cancer cures, and as a highly collaborative charity, your colleagues will be eager to share their expertise with you.

The charity’s values are Curious, United, Real, Entrepreneurial and Spirited, which you can readily demonstrate day to day. You will be an advocate for our vision and act as a role model for the charity when in touch with prospects.

Benefits: 10% employer pension contribution; employee assistance programme and counselling service; enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay; enhanced sick pay; 31 days’ paid holiday/year plus four paid winter public holidays; 2-weeks fully remote working/year; three paid carer days/year; death in service benefit; cycle to work and travel season ticket schemes.

To support the Team’s work-life balance, we work a nine-day fortnight where the charity is closed every second Friday.

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Development Manager (Major Donor lead)

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Central Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 12th June 2023

Who are we?

Worldwide Cancer Research is a small charity with immense ambition – to see a day where no life is cut short by cancer by starting new cancer cures worldwide. We find and fund innovative ideas at the start of the cancer research journey all over the world. Starting the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of new discoveries today. Funding brand new ideas and supporting researchers who ask big, challenging, new questions about how cancer works and how we can control it.

For 40 years our scientists have explored brand new concepts and advanced our understanding of cancer – taking the first step in the research journey that provides new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

As a charity, we are committed to opportunity without barriers, and we are striving to seek, value and learn from different perspectives and experiences, just as the best research ideas can come from anywhere. We welcome applications from all communities to help build our inclusive team, as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact. We are a team where everyone can be themselves and feel valued.

We are determined that all applicants and employees receive equitable, fair treatment regardless of gender, sex, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or ethnicity. We have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’ for our roles, we are also an accredited ‘Disability Confident Committed Employer’ because our team members are at the heart of everything we do.

To help start more cancer cures around the world and save lives, we are looking for a Development Manager (Major Donor lead), to be known internally as Philanthropy Manager, to join the ambitious Marketing and Fundraising directorate at Worldwide Cancer Research.

About the Philanthropy Manager role and why we need you

As part of our multi-million-pound funding programme for discovery cancer research, you can make an impact every day at Worldwide Cancer Research.

We are working on a strategy of income growth and diversification in the Fundraising and Philanthropy team, and your role will be central to achieving this mission. You will be willing to take an agile and creative approach to maximising income from High-Value and Major Donors, through the delivery of first-class engagement, cultivation and stewardship activities. Our Major Donor programme sits closely alongside our Trust portfolio, and you will also work closely with the team developing Trust proposals and stewardship opportunities.

An effective, intuitive and genuine relationship-builder, you will proactively develop an income pipeline of prospects and donors. The role also gives you the unique opportunity to establish and evolve ‘The Collective’, our newly launched, high-value giving club.

The charity’s values include curious, united and spirited, all of which you can readily demonstrate as you work with colleagues across Worldwide Cancer Research and among your own Fundraising & Philanthropy team. You will be an advocate for our vision when in touch with supporters and influencers, as you raise awareness of Worldwide Cancer Research and our mission in your day-to-day work.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Benefits:10% employer pension contribution; employee assistance programme and counselling service; enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay; enhanced sick pay; 33 days’ paid holiday annually plus four winter public holidays as paid leave; 2-weeks fully remote working a year; three paid carer days a year; death in service benefit; cycle to work and travel season ticket schemes are available.

To enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work-life balance, we are trialling a nine-day fortnight where every second Friday is a stand down day for the team.

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Individual Giving Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Central Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2022

We’re looking for an Individual Giving Officer to join our team

Hours: Full time and permanent. A working week of 35 hours where core working hours are 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-hour lunch break. A flexible working policy is offered. The office is open 7am – 7pm daily and we are currently testing hybrid working; all full-time, office-based staff are required to work at least two days per week in the Edinburgh office.

Benefits: 10% employer pension contribution; 33 days’ paid holiday annually, plus four public holidays as paid leave days over Christmas and New Year; a Cycle to Work scheme is available.

Who are we?

Worldwide Cancer Research is a small charity with immense ambition – to end cancer by starting new cancer cures worldwide. We find and fund innovative ideas at the start of the cancer research journey all over the world. Starting the life-saving advances of the future by sowing the seeds of new discoveries today. Funding brand new ideas and supporting researchers who ask big, challenging, new questions about how cancer works and how we can control it.

For 40 years our scientists have explored brand new concepts and advanced our understanding of cancer – taking the first step in the research journey that provides new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. As a charity, we are committed to opportunity without barriers, and we are striving to seek, value and learn from different perspectives and experiences. We want Worldwide Cancer Research to be an inclusive organisation – where everyone can be themselves and feel valued.

We are determined that all applicants and employees receive equitable, fair treatment regardless of gender, sex, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race. We have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’ for the roles we advertise - because our team members are at the heart of everything we do to start new cancer cures around the world.

We welcome applications from all communities to help build an inclusive team, as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact.

To help start more cancer cures and save lives, we are looking for an Individual Giving Officer to join the Marketing and Fundraising Team at Worldwide Cancer Research.

Key information about the role

Our Individual Giving Officer will deliver an agreed income target from supporters ensuring their on-going support for Worldwide Cancer Research and be responsible for executing the Charity’s Individual Giving strategy. The role will have a key focus on lottery and prize-led giving but also provides an opportunity to develop our work on regular and cash giving, and the chance to develop in memoriam giving at the charity. They will be joining a team with a strong history in individual giving, with the chance to develop themselves and to maximise this income stream for the charity.

Working closely with the Individual Giving Manager the post-holder will work to:

  • Generate long-term, sustainable income that allows the charity to fulfil its charitable purpose through data-driven, multi-platform campaigns that showcase our cause to the public.
  • Deliver supporter journeys that inspire long-term support and transform supporters into loyal ambassadors for Worldwide Cancer Research.
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Legacy Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Central Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st February 2022

Who are we?

Worldwide Cancer Research is the UK charity that will end cancer by starting cancer cures worldwide.

Sadly, 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. For us, that’s 1 in 2 too many.

Being a small charity with currently 44 employees allows us to be open, honest and personal with our supporters. Everyone who works for the charity plays a significant role – without them we wouldn’t exist.

Worldwide Cancer Research is a small charity with an immense ambition – to end cancer by starting new cures. We find and fund discovery research to start new cancer cures around the world, and we are committed to opportunity without barriers. All applicants will receive equitable, fair treatment, and we have pledged to ‘Show the Salary’- because our team members are at the heart of everything we do.

We welcome applications from all communities to help build an inclusive team - as diverse as the scientific community we fund and the families whose lives we impact.

Scientists across the world are ready to conquer cancer. To help start more cancer cures and save lives, we are looking for a Legacy Manager to join the Marketing and Fundraising team at Worldwide Cancer Research, to help the charity deliver their Legacy growth strategy and marketing programme.

Key information about the role

Our Legacy Manager will be responsible for the delivery of our legacy growth strategy and marketing programme as a key strand of our plans to fund £20m of cancer research annually by 2030. The role will deliver our end-to-end recruitment and retention plans, as well as administration of all legacy gifts.

*The working week will be 35 hours with core working hours between 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-hour lunch break. A flexible working policy is offered. The office is open from 7am – 7pm daily and we are currently undergoing an initial test of hybrid working. All full-time, office-based staff are required to work at least two days per week in the office.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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