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Macmillan Cancer Support

About Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

Right now, more than 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030 this figure will rise to 4 million.

We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support. We'll do whatever it takes, no matter what a person's needs are, we will listen and support them however they need us to — big or small.

Our Values

Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. And these are the Macmillan values that help us do just that.

With Heart

We are genuine. We are compassionate. We see the whole you.

With Strength

We are courageous. We are determined. We give it all we've got.

With Ambition

We are experts. We are innovators. We strive to be better.

Our equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy

We want Macmillan to be an inclusive workplace, where everyone we work with, as a colleague, a supporter, or someone we support, feels that they belong.

To make sure we are there for everyone who is diagnosed with cancer, it's essential for Macmillan to see, hear, and understand the people who need us as individuals.

We want everyone to see themselves in Macmillan and be able to relate to us – from our colleagues, professionals and volunteers, to our supporters and people living with cancer.

We’re committed to making Macmillan more equitable, diverse and inclusive. To achieve this, in 2021 we launched our new equity, diversity and inclusion strategy focusing on:

  • Developing our leadership and culture
  • Improving our services and advocacy
  • Improving how we look and communicate

We have invested in a dedicated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team to support these goals, but everybody at Macmillan is responsible for making sure our charity is an inclusive and welcoming place to work.

Staff Networks

A key element of our EDI work is making sure our colleagues feel heard and have a safe space to connect with people like them. We are proud of our employee networks, which provide this space, and an opportunity for staff to hold Macmillan to account when it needs to do more to become equitable, diverse and inclusive.

Our current employee networks are:

BAME Employee Network – for our Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority colleagues.

Disabled Employee Network – for our disabled colleagues or those with long-term health conditions (physical and/or mental health).

Employees living with cancer Employee Network – for our colleagues who have/have had a cancer diagnosis.

LGBTQ+ Employee Network – for our colleagues who are members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer plus community.

Mental Health Employee Network – for our colleagues who are interested in advancing mental health support and understanding at Macmillan.

Neurodiversity Employee Network – for our neurodivergent colleagues who have cognitive functioning different from what is seen as typical (for example autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia).

Working Families Employee Network – for our colleagues who are thinking about, about to or have gone on any family-friendly leave.

Each network is led by a Macmillan colleague and sponsored by a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Careers at Macmillan

At Macmillan you'll find talented people working together to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. Our staff have a direct impact on people's lives, so if you're ready to explore your potential, this could be the place for you.

We are one of the biggest charities and most loved brands in the UK because of the hard work of every single Macmillan employee.

Want to be inspired to do great things, develop new skills & build meaningful relationships? Let’s grow together to support more people affected by cancer.

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