Director of People and Culture

Prostate Cancer UK
Hybrid working
Circa £90.000

Every day, in the UK, over 160 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 30 die of the disease. Prostate cancer has rarely been out of the news, having become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2018, and having then suffered the biggest drop off in referrals and treatments of all cancers since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. We have a bold strategic ambition that informs everything we do – we want to see a future where lives are not limited by prostate cancer. Today, Prostate Cancer UK is leading the fight against prostate cancer by funding ground-breaking research, supporting men with advice and information and influencing for change in UK policy and health services. We are also starting the conversations that need to happen across the UK so that people become more aware about prostate cancer and their personal risk.

The Role

As the Director of People and Culture you will play a critical role in shaping and building our capacity to realise our strategic ambition. It is paramount to our success that we have an engaged, diverse and effective workforce. We need to attract, nurture, and retain talent by creating and investing in an environment that gets the best out of our people. 

Like so many organisations, we are responding to the legacy left by the pandemic, and this offers an opportunity to reimagine our culture and evolve different ways of working. There is a gap between our vision and our current situation but we are determined to build a more equitable, inclusive and diverse culture and if you are successful in this role we will look to you for expertise and leadership. It is an exciting time of transformation and learning but will also require high levels of resilience and determination. 

We are looking for a strategic leader who can offer clear direction to the organisation and a team of 4 direct reports. You will collaborate with your leadership colleagues working across the organisation as an enabler and critical friend. You will be a rigorous, clear thinker who will help move the organisation forward.


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