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Working for Yorkshire Cancer Research

ycr logo excerptYorkshire Cancer Research exists to help the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer by funding world-class research into its causes, diagnosis, and treatment. The people who work for Yorkshire Cancer Research help make this happen. Working for Yorkshire Cancer Research can be rewarding and fulfilling.
Please visit this page regularly as we are entering a very exciting period where various new positions are likely to appear!


Communications Officer

The Communications Officer will be responsible for producing engaging and effective communications to support the charity in achieving its strategic aims. You will act as the charity’s copywriting specialist and be responsible for creating engaging copy that delivers factual information in keeping with the charity’s brand and tone of voice.


Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Officer will act as the lead for all copywriting requirements. Responsibilities include regularly reviewing and driving improvements in the supporter communications journey, producing engaging marketing communications, creating written content for external and internal communications channels and working with our Graphic Designer and marketing agency. Our Communication Officer will have a strong ‘can do’ attitude and act as an ambassador for the Charity, role modelling our values of Be One Team, Have Integrity, Champion Expertise and Deliver Impact. The role will be based at our office in Harrogate.


To find out more, please download the role summary here.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates before midday on Friday 9th March. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Friday 16th March. To apply please send your CV and covering letter to or for more information please call 01423 501269.


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

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