Research Manager (maternity cover)

Key role information

Salary: Circa £35,000 (FTE per annum), commensurate with experience
Location: Home based with some national and international travel as required by the role (as well as attendance at quarterly in-person team meetings)
Duration: Fixed term, 12 months
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (flexible working options considered)
Start date: ASAP

We are looking for a proactive, self- motivated and solutions-focussed individual to make an impact in the role of Research Manager whilst providing maternity cover for a 12-month period. You’ll share in our vision, mission and values and have children at your heart, and use your passion for making a difference to support and accelerate the ambitious work of Solving Kids’ Cancer UK and the Research team.

Summary of role responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of international childhood cancer research projects, engaging stakeholder expertise where appropriate and providing administrative, operational, and relationship management support.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of Solving Kids’ Cancer UK’s patient-centric research programme, working closely with the Communications and Campaigns Manager to effectively communicate this to a wide range of audiences.

For more detailed information about the role, charity, and team, look at the Recruitment Pack.

If you have any specific queries related to this position or would like to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Leona Knox, Head of Research via email -

Research Manager (maternity cover) Recruitment Pack

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Recruitment pack for the Research Manager (maternity cover) position at Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

Applying for the role

If you would like to apply for the Research Manager (maternity cover) role, please complete and submit an Application Form highlighting how you meet the person specification and why you would like the role in the Supporting Statement. You can access and read our HR Privacy Notice at the bottom of the page. Please do not send your CV – we do not accept CVs by way of application.

Research Manager (maternity cover) Application Form

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Job application form for the Research Manager (maternity cover) position at Solving Kids' Cancer UK.

We would also ask you to complete and return an anonymous diversity monitoring form. The information contained in the questionnaire will be treated as confidential and will be used by us to monitor and drive work towards our diversity and inclusion commitments.

Please return your completed application form to Claire Hislop, Head of Operations, via

We actively encourage applications from those with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers. As an equal opportunity employer, we also welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Recruitment timetable

We aim to follow the schedule outlined below:

Applications open: 22 May 2024
Applications close: 17 June 2024, 11:59pm
Shortlisting: w/c 17 June 2024
Interviews: w/c 1 July 2024 (London office)

If there are any adjustments that would help you engage with the recruitment process, please let us know.

Safeguarding: As a safeguarding charity whose work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles to protect children and young people and enhance their welfare, we always work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices. All our roles require a basic criminal record check.

HR Privacy Notice

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HR Privacy Notice for Solving Kids' Cancer UK.