The successful applicant will work closely with the Support Line Manager and team to deliver support for anyone affected by sarcoma. The post holder will be part of a growing Support Line team and be part of the continued expansion of the service as we grow in exciting new directions in 2022/23. This is an ideal role for someone who wants to expand their knowledge and experience in a role that can make a real impact for people affected by sarcoma and their families.
Information and support for those affected by sarcoma is at the heart of our charitable objectives. Thanks to the amazing generosity and support of the sarcoma community, Sarcoma UK’s profile and influence has grown significantly in the past four years. This has enabled us to grow our Information and Support Services.
In February 2016 we launched our nurse-led Support Line. We have answered over 13,000 queries from patients, carers, family members, friends, and health professionals. We are independent and confidential, offering time and a listening ear, and help people to find the right answers for them. We help regional and national peer support groups to run effectively across the UK. These groups offer a lifeline to people affected by sarcoma. We offer annual grants to each group, attend group meetings to give presentations, provide speakers and give support and advice to group leaders.
Sarcoma UK provides health information to those affected by sarcoma, their families and friends. Our range of patient guides cover diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and many other issues faced by those affected by sarcoma. Our information is very well received by patients and health professionals.
In March 2018 we launched the Sarcoma Clinical Trials Hub on our website. It is an accessible way for the sarcoma community to find out about sarcoma clinical trials in the UK.
Sarcoma UK aims to produce the highest quality information for the sarcoma community. We work in line with NHS England’s certification scheme, The Information Standard, to ensure the information we produce is clear and reflects the most up to date clinical guidance. We involve sarcoma experts and people with personal experience of sarcoma as reviewers of our information to ensure our information is accurate and relevant to our target audience.
Support Line Advisor
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Home based. The post holder will be required to come to the office occasionally for meetings (Angel, London EC1V).
- Flexible working
- Up to 5% matched contribution to Sarcoma UK pension scheme
- Sarcoma UK life insurance scheme
- 25 days holiday entitlement per annum plus bank holidays, the working days between Christmas and New Year and your Birthday
- Interest-free season ticket and bicycle loan
- Monthly clinical supervision and one to one therapy sessions if required
The purpose of the role is to provide expert support and information to people affected by sarcoma through the effective delivery of Sarcoma UK’s confidential Support Line service.
For further information, please click on the Application Pack where you will find the detailed job description and person specification.
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