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Chinnor, Oxfordshire 17.33 miles
£31,772 - £34,313 per year pro rata
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£27,000 - £29,000 per year
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Bracknell, Bracknell Forest 10.26 miles
£12,285 per year
Contract, Part-time, 22.5 hours per week, Temporary, Contract until 31st March 2022 Contract
Job description

Involve is delighted to be looking for an extra person to join the Cancer Support Network team. The Cancer Support Network has now been established for 2 years. The aim of the project is to reach out and support our cancer community to come together, alleviating isolation and supporting emotional and mental health, reducing loneliness and solitude. When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does too.

The network is the community link between the health service, both Primary and Secondary care, cancer support groups, local authorities, and cancer patients and their carers who need support.

This new role is a key role which will help develop and grow The Cancer Support Network. The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing the project, alongside the Cancer Support Manager, across Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead.

Job details:

  • £12,285 a year (£10.50ph)
  • Part-time – 22.5 hpw
  • Flexible working from home and office
  • Fixed Term Contract to end March 2022

We’re looking for someone who knows the area, who understands the charity sector and maybe/ ideally the health and social care sector too. Having skills including relationship building, networking, event organisation as well as the ability to listen and support people affected by Cancer will be critical.

If you feel that you can make a difference to those affected by cancer and you have the experience we’re looking for we want to hear from you.

Applicants are asked to submit an up to date CV and covering letter outlining how they meet the person specification and what they bring to the role.


The Cancer Network Outreach Support Coordinator will be responsible for developing the project alongside the Cancer Support Manager throughout further unitaries within Berkshire, with an emphasis on Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead. There will also be a focus on maintaining and growing the current level of support throughout the region. The Outreach Coordinator will work alongside the Manager to recruit and manage volunteers to grow, link and develop the network into cancer services throughout Berkshire to work with and support existing models and networks.

The Cancer Champions network of volunteers (and resources/ information) will be developed, recruited, supported and managed to deliver support services across all regions alongside the Manager.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Bringing together people affected by cancer
  • Ensuring the delivery of a high quality, proactive, supportive cancer support network
  • Researching and developing relationships with the local and national offering re: cancer support, information, advice and guidance
  • Safe recruitment of volunteers and ensuring the volunteers are suitably trained, checked and supported
  • Developing and embedding the network into further Berkshire unitaries, specifically Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Research, understand and gather information on relevant local charities, groups and services across the 4 boroughs
  • Maintaining and growing the brand where possible
  • Developing, embedding and delivering monthly events to bring people together both on and off-line as appropriate alongside the Manager
  • Accurately recording all information and development of the scheme
  • Ensuring regular capturing of monitoring and reporting from the clients/ service users
  • Positively promote and seize opportunities to enhance and grow the work of involve and where appropriate, represent the organisation externally
  • Update and advise Management of progress/development and areas of particular need
  • To undertake any other tasks or duties that may reasonably be required in relation to this role
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the General Manager or Cancer Support Network Manager
  • To work with Involve staff to ensure appropriate customer care is provided at all times.

Experience, skills, qualifications and attributes

  • Knowledge of the local area including the local voluntary and community sector and health networks
  • An understanding of volunteers and volunteering and/or champions schemes and projects
  • Passionate about communities and ‘making a difference’ locally
  • Focused, organised and extremely hard working
  • Able to self-motivate, set own targets and objectives and achieve results
  • Be able to problem solve and then act accordingly
  • Proficient in IT systems, Microsoft and email
  • Confident and able to talk and present to groups of people
  • Have the ability to work as part of the team
  • Be a good ‘people person’
  • Have the ability to prioritise
  • A commitment to data protection, confidentiality and an understanding of barriers and appropriate behaviour and relationships
  • Committed to equality & diversity and equal opportunities
  • You will need a clean driving licence and access to a car to fulfil this role as some travel will be required

You will be able to:

  • Respond flexibly to a constantly changing environment
  • Deal tactfully and with empathy with a wide range of people
  • Motivate and support volunteers
  • Actively listen and motivate and encourage people
  • Show creativity, common sense and initiative
  • Work well under pressure whist managing and prioritising workload
  • Work as part of the team in order to meet the organisations aims and objectives
  • Prepare and present information in an accessible form, both electronically and in writing
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours with possible evening or weekend meetings/working

Non-essential but useful skills

  • Cancer knowledge and experience
  • Experience of counselling or similar or understanding of empathy and compassion

Role Flexibility

involve is a small, focussed organisation working in an ever-changing environment which means that staff and management have to respond to both internal and external opportunities, sometimes in a short timescale. As a result, the pace of work can be varied. Time flexibility and a 'can-do' attitude are essential as is the ability to find ways and means to undertake work when solutions may not always be initially obvious.

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involve works with and supports local charities, groups and communities across Wokingham and Bracknell Forest boroughs.

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Posted on: 13 January 2021
Closing date: 29 January 2021
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker

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