£32,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Location: Office-based in Cardiff or home-based depending on location
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £32,000
Home Working Allowance: £390pa - if applicable
Benefits: Read more about what we offer on our website
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Frequent travel across Wales with occasional UK travel
Closing date: by 12pm on 24th February 2020

Download the job description and person specification (available on our website)


We are looking for an experienced, dynamic individual to join our Wales team as Living Well Manager. The role will develop and lead our unique Welsh Government funded project CWTCH Cymru (Communities with Touchpoints Can Help) to strengthen our community focus and ensure no one faces arthritis alone.

This exciting position is for someone who has excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills and can lead and motivate people.

You will be joining a growing team who are passionate about providing high quality services to people with arthritis across Wales. Versus Arthritis wants to involve people at scale, increase the recognition of arthritis and maximise our impact for people with arthritis. We have ambitious plans for growth in Wales and this is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic evolving charity and make a positive impact on the lives of people with arthritis across Wales

About the role

You will play a pivotal role in managing the CWTCH Cymru project which will deliver innovative local support models, empowering people with arthritis to be agents of their own health and wellbeing.

Alongside Wales and cross UK colleagues you will be working closely with healthcare professionals, key external partners and volunteers to realise our ambition - Wherever you are in the UK there is a local touchpoint with us.

As strategic and operational lead you will be responsible for setting the direction, coordinating our approach and ensuring all delivery requirements are met. As well as managing an established team you will recruit, train and support new project staff.

Due to the nature of our services, some evening and weekend working may be required. The role will also require the ability to travel widely across Wales and occasionally across the UK.

Key requirements

With the ability to think and plan strategically, our ideal candidate will have experience of managing services that cover multiple workstreams, be able to inspire and motivate others, makes things happen and will be passionate about making a difference for people with arthritis.

The role requires strong multi-project management, organisational and budget monitoring skills, along with excellent communication skills. Knowledge and application of good practice in relation to volunteer management; recruitment, training and support is essential.

As well as knowledge of working across the health and social care landscape in Wales, you’ll have experience in engaging with diverse communities and stakeholders, scoping new areas of development and have a high attention to detail.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:?

  1. Completed application form (available on our website), clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification (available on our website)?
  2. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised?

Email your completed application by 24 February. Please view our website for further details.


Interviews expected: 5th March at Cymru Versus Arthritis Office in Cardiff

About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Promoting Equality in the workplace

Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156

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Posted on: 07 February 2020
Closed date: 24 February 2020
Tags: Project Management

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