If you’re passionate about healthy living and health promotion, and want to see a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, why not consider joining us at World Cancer Research Fund?

We employ a wide range of staff, with a mix of skills and experience required – from dietitian and research assistants to copywriters, web designers and fundraisers.

If you are interested in joining our team, please see any current vacancies below.

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Current vacancies

Operations Assistant

  • Permanent
  • Salary: £13,800 to £15,600 per annum (FTE: £23,000 to £26,000), plus benefits
  • London N1
  • Part time: 3 days (22.5 hours) per week
  • This role is office-based, meaning you’re required to come into the office 3 days per week — Tuesday to Thursday

An exciting opportunity for an Operations Assistant has arisen at World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

If you’re passionate about healthy living and health promotion, and want to see a world where no one develops a preventable cancer, why not consider joining us?

WCRF champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can empower people to make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

We are seeking a confident, motivated and reliable Operations Assistant to join our Operations department based at our London Office. The post holder will be flexible, organised and able to maintain an excellent front of house service. This will include ad hoc manual tasks such as arranging and distribution of post, receiving deliveries and welcoming guests/visitors.

You will also be required to manage a range of varied tasks including telephone/switchboard duties, helping to maintain health and safety around the office, arranging repairs and general maintenance with contractors, event planning and execution, travel booking and other administrative duties as required.

The successful candidate must display excellent customer service skills and be adept at dealing with general or complex enquiries, both in person and over the phone, in a polite and professional manner.

You must be self-motivated and able to manage your own workload and prioritise multiple workstreams using your own initiative.

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to show strong attention to detail.

Experience of using the Microsoft Office Suite is essential. An understanding of GDPR and confidentiality and/or Health and Safety practices in the workplace is desirable.

Application Details

If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) to or HR, WCRF, 140 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9FW by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.

Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF and equip you for the role.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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