Data Analysis & Research Manager UK

Data Analysis & Research Manager UK

Data Analysis & Research Manager UK

At Cancer Research UK, our mission is to beat cancer. As dedicated professionals, we tackle cancer daily, but to truly make a difference, we need to accelerate our efforts. We’re seeking a skilled individual who shares our vision to join us in this crucial endeavor.

The opportunity awaits for a Data Analysis & Research Manager to become an integral part of our Cancer Intelligence team. In this role, you will oversee a team of analysts, focusing on the delivery of prevention projects.

Collaborating with other managers specializing in various aspects of cancer research, including epidemiology, early diagnosis, treatment and cross-cancer pathway work, you will play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward.


  1. Managing projects undertaken by analysts, coordinating with internal teams and other Data Analysis and Research Managers to ensure project alignment, delivery timelines and desired outcomes.
  2. Providing line management support and pastoral care for prevention Analysts.
  3. Overseeing prevention projects, including resource allocation and stakeholder engagement.
  4. Cultivating strong relationships with fellow Data Analysis and Research Managers and the Principal Statistician to ensure adequate support for projects.
  5. Contributing to the approval process for general statistics and press inquiries.
  6. Developing a project prioritization framework that addresses the needs of analysts, fellow Data and Research Managers and internal stakeholders and communicating decisions on project prioritization effectively.
  7. Managing multiple concurrent projects and adapting work plans as necessary to meet business objectives.


  1. Demonstrated experience in people management and project management.
  2. Ability to effectively manage workload and hold oneself and others accountable for project delivery.
  3. Strong problem-solving skills.
  4. Proficiency in best practice analytical techniques.
  5. Previous success in delivering analytical projects.
  6. Proven ability to establish and maintain productive relationships.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.

What’s in it for you?

At Cancer Research UK, every team member contributes to our collective progress in the fight against cancer. In return, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, a plethora of career and personal development opportunities and access to high-quality tools, policies and processes to support your success.

Our benefits package includes a robust retirement plan, generous and flexible leave allowances, discounts on various products and services, such as travel and technology, gym membership and more.

We conduct annual pay reviews, aiming to reward individual performance and accomplishments.

Recognizing that our employees have lives beyond work, we actively promote a flexible working culture.

Joining our team means being part of groundbreaking work, from funding cutting-edge research to shaping public policy. It’s an exciting journey to be a part of.

How to Apply:

We adhere to an anonymized shortlisting process as part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. While CVs are required for all applications, they will only be reviewed after you have been invited for an interview.

Instead, we request completion of the work history section in the online application form, enabling us to assess candidates quickly, fairly and objectively.


What is the salary for the Data Analysis & Research Manager position?

The salary for the Data Analysis & Research Manager position is £44,000 per annum.

Who does the Data Analysis & Research Manager report to?

The Data Analysis & Research Manager reports to the Senior Cancer Intelligence Manager (Prevent and Epidemiology).

Where is the position located?

The position is located at the Stratford Office in London, with high-flexibility, allowing for 1 – 2 days per week in the office. Further discussions regarding flexible working arrangements can be arranged for the successful candidate.

Is this a permanent position?

Yes, this is a permanent position.

What are the working hours for this position?

The working hours for the Data Analysis & Research Manager position are 35 hours per week. Compressed hours or part-time work (4 days per week) options are available.

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5 May 2024, at 23:55. However, it’s encouraged to apply early as the role may close earlier than stated.

What responsibilities does the role entail?

The responsibilities include managing projects undertaken by analysts, providing line management and pastoral care for prevention analysts, overseeing prevention projects including resource planning and stakeholder management, building relationships with other managers and statisticians, contributing to statistical and press inquiries, developing project prioritization approaches and managing multiple concurrent projects.

What qualifications or skills are you looking for in candidates?

We are seeking candidates with experience in people and project management, strong problem-solving skills, proficiency in analytical techniques, previous experience in delivering analytical projects, a track record of building effective relationships and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What benefits are offered to employees?

Employees receive a comprehensive benefits package, including a substantial retirement plan, flexible leave allowances, discounts on various products and services, gym membership and more. Annual pay reviews are conducted to recognize individual performance and a flexible working culture is actively promoted.

How can I apply for this position?

To apply for the position, please complete the work history section of the online application form. CVs are required for all applications but will only be reviewed after candidates have been invited for an interview. The closing date for applications is Sunday 5 May 2024, at 23:55. Early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

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