Giving hope to those affected
by secondary breast cancer

Research. Support. Education.

Work with us

You can help us to Make 2nds Count!


We are a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.  It would be impossible for us to continue achieving our goals without our dedicated and passionate team of employees, board members and volunteers!

No day is the same here at Make 2nds Count, if you are forward thinking and committed to helping to raise awareness of incurable secondary breast cancer then we would love to hear from you!

We offer a variety of paid job roles and volunteer opportunities. 



Digital and Marketing Coordinator

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced marketing coordinator, to be responsible for overseeing all copywriting and lead on our digital marketing to help us to reach new audiences across the digital and marketing mix. 

You will be passionate about the power of digital and experience of working within the health sector would be advantageous. With proven experience of copywriting, managing website content, SEO, social media and PPC campaigns and an understanding of evaluation tools such as google analytics. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing all copywriting and proofreading across the various departments within the organisation.
  • Help develop brand strategy, including the monitoring of brand guidelines, brand vision and value proposition of our brands
  • Planning and execution of all communication, promotion and media actions on all channels both online and offline.
  • Digitally market and promote our programmes, events and campaigns to raise awareness of Make 2nds Count, help widen our reach, attract funds and gain further support.
  • Lead on social media engagement and act as the first point of contact for comments and direct messaging. 
  • Work with our agency partners to ensure consistent, personalised and engaging user journeys across all digital channels including offline integration to include website and CRM development, performance tracking and roadmapping, Search engine mapping, retargeting on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Where possible, assist with general marketing activities e.g., writing & editing copy, publishing & promoting content, advising on digital design direction etc
  • Support the operational team design the monthly newsletter, website updates and content creation. 
  • Actively engage with new influencers and bloggers who fit within the charity ethos of Make 2nds Count to help raise awareness of secondary breast cancer and the profile of the charity. 


Apply for the Digital and Marketing Coordinator role using the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM


Full Job description and Personal Profile can be viewed HERE


The closing date is Friday 29 April.

For more information, please contact Emma Hall on  or 0131 357 4811.

Research Manager

Working with our expanding team, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced research manager. The role is external facing working directly both with our partners, including the NHS and research institutes, as well as with SBC patients. The goal is to build the charity’s credibility externally as a specialist funder of SBC research. The successful candidate will preferably have experience in breast cancer research and clinical trials.

We will be funding at least one new major research project in 2022 and the role holder will help shape the charity’s long-term research strategy engaging with external stakeholders, and specifically the charity’s Research Committee which is made up of Trustees and medical advisors. The role holder will lead on developing the framework and processes required to support this strategy – this might include setting up a grant application process. 

Ongoing projects that the successful candidate will manage include:

  • Expanding our innovative new Patient Trials Advocate (PTA) service in partnership with the NHS.  The PTA service raises awareness of research amongst patients and helps match them to relevant clinical trials. 
  • Working with Warwick University on the first UK study investigating SBC patient experiences of clinical trials
  • Supporting research studies including
  • A PhD student at University of Edinburgh who is conducting research into ER+ secondary breast cancer
  • A survey led by Dame Lesley Fallowfield from University of Sussex researching the quality of life of SBC patients
  • University of Liverpool’s PRIMROSE study, researching gene mutations found in brain metastases

Apply for the Research Manager role by sending a cover letter & CV to


Full Job description and Personal Profile can be viewed HERE


The closing date is Tuesday 3 May.

For more information, please contact Lesley Stephen on  or 0131 357 4811.


To fund secondary breast cancer research that contributes to advancing an increased quality of life for patients.

To inform & facilitate access to patient trials.

To establish a community that supports and educates patients & families affected by secondary breast cancer.

To increase overall awareness of secondary breast cancer.