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Join us in helping the people of Yorkshire avoid and survive cancer by funding world-class research into its causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Below are our current paid vacancies. For more infomation on volunteer roles please click here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please remember to visit this page regularly as we’re entering an exciting period with new positions likely to appear!

Events Officer


We are expanding our events team at Yorkshire Cancer Research. We are currently looking to recruit an Events Officer to help us meet our strategic aims of increasing the charity’s reach by building on our current portfolio of events and increasing the income we generate through our fundraising activities.

If you have proven experience within events management and share our vision and values then we would love to hear from you. For a more detailed outline of the role and the skills and experience we are looking for, please refer to our job description for Events Officer.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 November. To apply please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, People Partner (recruitment@ycr.org.uk) before the deadline. Please read our privacy notice before applying.

PR Assistant


We are currently looking for a part time PR Assistant on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

In this role, you will support the Acting PR Manager with identifying and optimising opportunities to publicise the brand, support the Acting PR Manager at media events, write press releases, case studies and other PR content as well as monitor the charity’s media coverage.

If you have a couple of years’ experience of working within PR, share our vision and values then we would love to hear from you. For a more detailed outline of the role and experience we are looking for, please refer to our job description for part time PR Assistant.
The closing date for applications is Friday 29 November 2019. To apply please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Wooldridge, People Partner (recruitment@ycr.org.uk) before the deadline. Please read our privacy notice before applying. 

Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS)


We are a provider of the PIPS scheme and welcome applications from PhD students who require a placement with us. A PIPS placement with Yorkshire Cancer Research enables PhD students to work for the UK’s largest regional medical research charity and gain an insight into the challenges and procedures that it faces.

Whether your interest lies within science administration, funding or communication we would love to hear from you. For further information please email research@ycr.org.uk. Please read our privacy notice before applying.

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