£14,400 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Location: Office-based in Cardiff or home-based depending on location
Hours: Part Time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £14,400

Home Working Allowance: £390pa - if applicable
Benefits: Read more about what we offer on our website
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Frequent travel across South Wales
Closing date: by 12pm on 24th February 2020

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


We are looking for a creative, dynamic and results focused individual to help grow our service aligned to, but independent of, University Hospital of Wales pediatric rheumatology clinical team.

Working with our Young People & Families team you will develop vital information/emotional support services to young people living with juvenile arthritis (JIA) aged 16-25 at the main treatment center in Cardiff and across satellite hospitals in south Wales.

Leading our Post Code Lottery funded service, you will be delivering and developing services to empower young people with JIA to access further education and employment; issue-based workshops, family days, friendship groups, activity weekends and secure social media groups.

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

We have ambitious plans for growth in Wales and this is an ideal 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

As a clear and engaging speaker, you will build relationships quickly face to face and over the phone.

You will have experience recruiting, training and supporting youth volunteers and have a strong understanding of the employability issues facing young people living with long term conditions or disabilities.

There are diverse stake-holders for this service and you will be equally comfortable working with disabled young people, parents, volunteers, staff and clinicians.

The working week will be varied, and you will be adept at switching between multi-disciplinary team meetings in a hospital, parents support group and co-delivering / taking part in workshops and activities.

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

Key requirements

Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a background in the health sector, voluntary sector or education.

The role requires the ability to engage and work with volunteers, particularly adolescent and young adult volunteers. Working knowledge of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures is essential.

Experience of organising and delivering events, workshops and activities (including within residential settings) and a willingness and ability to vary core hours, will be required for effective service delivery

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 24th February. Please see the website for further details.


Interviews expected: 4th 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: Volunteer Management

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