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Cancer Research UK Nurse

Cancer Awareness Activity

Our Cancer Awareness activity takes place across the whole of the UK

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Our Nurses

At CRUK we have lots of exciting opportunities to work as a nurse. Whether on our helpline talking to people affected by cancer or travelling to the heart of our communities, these roles play a direct part in helping people beat cancer sooner. Read on and find out more about the different areas you could join!

What is it like to be a Specialist Information Nurse on our helpline?

Nurse Helpline

"This post has given me a unique opportunity to use my cancer nursing skills and knowledge in a completely different way.  As it is a confidential anonymous service people ask me things they would never have asked me in a face to face hospital setting and I can give them all the time they need.  There are great opportunities to develop too and my cancer knowledge and communication skills are so much stronger now” - Jean Slocombe, Specialist Information Nurse

What is it like to be a cancer awareness nurse at CRUK?

“My work on the Roadshow and our Hub has provided some great opportunities to develop professionally and make a real difference in the areas of prevention and early diagnosis. Every day is different and challenging, helping our visitors to be more aware and to take small steps in improving their lifestyle. I have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people through my work. Knowing you have been able to listen and give someone your time and help is very rewarding, especially as we’re working with some of the most vulnerable groups in society. Cancer Research UK is a great organisation to work for and I’m very happy and proud to be a part of it." - Lesley Green, Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse

Benefits of being a nurse at CRUK

Being a nurse at CRUK is fantastic for personal development because as a charity, we really invest in you, to give you skills and abilities that will last forever. We provide lots of opportunities to learn from other teams and have a varied programme of HR offerings which enables you to flourish. Staff engagement surveys and regular informal feedback help us to ensure we maintain high morale in an inspiring work environment. This ensures staff get a good work life balance which is a priority for CRUK. There are always opportunities to pursue your professional interests through courses and conferences, and we help to nurture talent and get the most out of you. At CRUK, you will feel very much part of our well-supported team who are pioneering change in the community. 

Achieving our goals

To achieve our goals, we believe our three Cancer Research UK beliefs should shape everything we do:

  • Be sharp
  • Be brave
  • Be united 

We’re looking for people who can work collaboratively across the organisation, show their personal courage, and focus on what matters to enable us to get to where we want to be. Does that sound like you?

Future opportunities

Want to join our Cancer Awareness team but it's not the right time or location? No problem - to keep updated on future opportunities across the UK please contact suzie.huggan@cancer.org.uk to register your interest.

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