The Advocacy and Communications directorate are responsible for telling Macmillan's story and giving people living with cancer a voice. We do this externally, speaking to the public and to decision-makers, and internally by leading work to engage all our staff and stakeholder audiences.
We are made up of the Advocacy division, including Policy, Campaigns, Public Affairs and devolved/regional Advocacy teams, as well as the Communications division, including our national and regional Media, PR and External Comms, and Strategic Communications and Engagement teams.
Our Advocacy teams work across the whole of the UK to achieve positive changes for people living with cancer through policy analysis and development, political influencing and activism with people living with cancer.
The Communications teams work across many channels both externally and internally to tell Macmillan's story, to raise awareness, inspire and inform our different audiences.
All the teams in the directorate play a key role in shaping and managing risks for Macmillan's identity and reputation.
My favourite thing about working in Advocacy is the regular, meaningful engagement with people affected by cancer. The team is always making sure that our influencing work really resonates with the people who are affected most by the issues that we are lobbying to change.
Ishani, Campaigns Adviser