Greater Manchester
£18,000 - £21,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description


We believe that all young people should be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, and how to check themselves, so that’s what we’re here for. We aim to empower these young people to be comfortable enough with themselves and their bodies to know when something is up, and when to go and see a doctor.


A one-of-a-kind project in partnership with the NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This project will be delivered in the City of Salford through informal cancer awareness workshops to young people. These workshops will be used to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, risk factors, and incidence rates, and focus on personal empowerment so young people can understand changes to their body, and visit a GP with confidence. You’ll run the project day-to-day from developing workshops, engaging with the community, and conducting an ongoing evaluation of the project.

This project (therefore this position) is being externally funded and will commence for 12 months from the start date of employment. CATS as a charity will need to uphold our funder’s SMART targets, some of these are reflected in the following roles. A full project brief will be provided to the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing workshops to deliver to a variety of different communities in the City of Salford.
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of the workshops.
  • To ensure the workshop scheme aligns with the project’s SMART goals.
  • Researching into different communities that would benefit from our workshops.
  • To assist in the recruitment, training and support of volunteers who would assist in workshops.


The successful applicant will: 

  • Be crazy about CATS - passionate about our cause and care about the work we are doing. 
  • Be creative and innovative; offering a wide range of ideas. 
  • Have the ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • Have great written and verbal communication skills and be able to deliver information in a clear unambiguous way. 


What can CATS offer you:

  • You will work with a close team, who are incredibly passionate about what they do. 
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and understanding around income generation and small charity world.
  • You will be part of the growth and development of CATS.
  • You will have flexibility in your role to make it your own.


Things to know before you apply:

  • The team is only two strong at the moment, meaning the successful applicant will be the third/fourth person employed by CATS (as we are currently recruiting 2 roles).
  • We are a youth led organisation, so appreciate fresh and new ideas in all areas of our work.
  • The candidate must be able to drive and have their own car to use for work.
  • This is a full-time role, contracted at 37.5 hours a week.
  • This opportunity is office based (Manchester city centre/Salford) and we will not consider remote working.
  • Please read the job specifications before you apply.
More about CATTs (Cancer Awareness for Teens and Twenties)
CATTs (Cancer Awareness for Teens and Twenties)

Here at CATTs, our aim is to make sure every young person knows the common signs and symptoms of cancer. 14 young people (15-29) are ... Read more

Refreshed on: 25 January 2020
Closed date: 09 February 2020
Job ref: CEL
Tags: Vocational/Services, Operations

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