Lisburn, Co Antrim
£20000 - £22500 per annum
Contract
Job description

Summary

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund - Empowering Young People to develop and deliver the 'Our Lives, Our Voices in partnership with young people and young adults living with Type 1 diabetes. Your role will be to provide young people and young adults living with Type 1 diabetes with opportunities to develop and deliver youth-led solutions to current gaps in peer support networks, information and services and to create better relationships with Health Care Professionals across Northern Ireland.

Interviews: w/c 11th November 2019

Package

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the promotion, coordination and delivery of the Our Lives, Our Voices project to young people and young adults living with Type 1 Diabetes, their families, their carers and Health Care Professionals across Northern Ireland.
  • Increase the confidence and capacity of young people and young adults to develop their personal and social skills development.
  • Engage with young people and young adults to develop a programme of activities, services and initiatives to support their positive mental health and emotional well-being.
  • Work closely with Diabetes UK Staff, two delivery partner organisations and our evaluation contractor to assist in the ongoing evaluation of the project and its activities

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would have lead projects and worked together with young people and young adults to design approaches that will meet their needs. Educated to degree level, or equivalent standard, you will have experience of working with young people and young adults across a variety of settings. You will also have experience of project planning, organising and delivery with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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Posted on: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 29 October 2019
Job ref: diabetesuk/TP/21/359
Tags: Operations