Deputy Director of Research

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n our 60 year history, our funding has led to major advances in blood cancer treatment. Now we are looking for a dynamic, passionate and engaging leader to drive our investment in research, delivering impact for people affected by blood cancer.

Job Description

Blood Cancer UK was founded in 1960 by the Eastwood family, who had lost their daughter Susan. Originally our research focused on finding ways to treat childhood leukaemia. Since then, we have diversified and we now fund research into all types of blood cancer.
Over the last 60 years we’ve improved survival rates and found new ways to treat blood cancer, but there’s still more to be done.
Our mission remains to beat blood cancer, and we're changing how we invest in research to make sure that the research we fund will help us reach that day as soon as possible. 
We recently published our research strategy, bringing together people affected by blood cancer and our research community to outline how we will fund research over the next 5 years. 
We’re looking for an exceptional leader, to lead this next stage of our research investment, implementing the new elements of the research strategy. You will draw on your experience of grant management to lead our research team to manage our research portfolio of 85 programmes, and future investment of at least £4m a year. You will be motivated by impact and developing ways to evaluate our research investment. You will want to spend time with our funders and supporters, identifying how we can support their priorities.