Birmingham, West Midlands
£26,000.00 - £30,000.00 (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), a small, dynamic charity committed to supporting families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma (Rb).  We are looking for an experienced and committed professional to work with families, children and individuals, providing support and information from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond.

You will do this through face-to-face contact along with email, telephone and relevant social media platforms. You will provide emotional support, practical advice, opportunities for members to meet with each other as well as signposting to additional information on finances, benefits and specialist support from partner organisations.  You will work closely and integrate professionally with the specialist team at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


You will have significant experience in supporting families and a relevant qualification in health, education or social care.  We are looking for a self-starter, with exceptional empathy and direct experience of working with families with a child with varied and serious needs.  Professional, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will also have significant experience of establishing strong working relationships with other professionals.


This is a challenging and highly rewarding role at the heart of the services provided by the charity.  It provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced and committed individual with exceptional support skills who will continue our work providing the highest levels of support for individuals and families impacted by this aggressive eye cancer.

For further details please see the Job Description and the Person Specification included in the attached Information Pack.

To apply, please, submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the role. The deadline for applications is 12th July however, interviews will be held for the most qualified candidates as soon as possible so please do not delay your application.

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Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is a UK charity dedicated to helping people affected by retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. We: Read more

Posted on: 21 June 2019
Closed date: 21 July 2019
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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