Cardiff
Liverpool, Merseyside
Preston, Lancashire
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£21,089 per year FTE (£12,650 pro rata )
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours over 3 days
Job description

Would you like to work for a charity dedicated to improving life for brain tumour patients and families? 

Brain Tumour Support are seeking two part-time Support Professionals, one for North West England and one for South East Wales . 

Our support service offers emotional and practical support, information and guidance to anyone affected in any way by a brain tumour diagnosis. 

Hours: 21 hours, over 3 days required between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening work

Salary: £21,089 pro rata, 20/35 equates to £12,653 pro rata

Role 1:  North West England   Working: From home.  Providing support to areas of the North West of England including: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Wirral, Lancashire and Cumbria.  Support to clients is currently provided via telephone, email, text, social media, zoom one-to-one sessions and zoom topical sessions and support groups.  Travel across the region will occasionally be necessary when face-to-face support resumes so a full driving license is required.

Role 2: South East Wales   Working: From home.  Providing support to people in the areas of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and Velindre Cancer Centre.  Support to Clients is currently provided via telephone, email, text, social media, zoom one to one sessions and zoom topical sessions and support groups.  Travel across the region will occasionally be necessary when face to face support resumes so a full driving license is required.

Are you: Self-motivated, emotionally resilient, well organised and able to relate positively to people?

We need: An enthusiastic, empathetic, well organised and resilient support provider.

For this position we need someone who is comfortable talking to individuals experiencing difficult times coupled with an ability to build good working relationships with families, stakeholders and professionals.

You will have experience of supporting someone with a life limiting or life threatening illness; an understanding of the impact of a brain tumour diagnosis; an understanding of general support practices coupled with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; experience of working as part of a team and on your own; experience of group facilitation and offering one to one support. You will be working with vulnerable adults so boundaries and confidentiality are important.

A degree of flexibility will be required in this role due to Covid-19 and the changes we have been forced to make to our support services.  Our face-to-face support has transitioned to digital support during this time and therefore our service provision is continually under review.

Role 1 North West England:  The original post was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, therefore Brain Tumour Support will apply for the successful applicant to be a Macmillan Professional and have access to the training, grants and support offered by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Role 2 South East Wales:  The post is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support until April 2022 so the successful applicant will be a Macmillan Professional and have access to the training, grants and support offered by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Interviews will be held on:

Role 1 North West England: Tuesday 11th May 2021 via zoom.

Role 2 South East Wales: Thursday 13th May 2021 via zoom

It is hoped that the successful candidates can start work early June 2021.

Additional documents
North West England Role 1 (.docx)
Person Spec both roles (.docx)
Supporting Info both roles (.docx)
South East Wales Role 2 (.docx)
North West England Role 1 Advert (.docx)
South East Wales Role 2 Advert (.docx)
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Brain Tumour Support

Brain Tumour Support is dedicated to providing support for patients, families and carers so that no-one feels alone facing the effects of a bra... Read more

Refreshed on: 12 April 2021
Closing date: 22 April 2021
Job ref: NWE 2021 or SEW 2021
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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