Over the Wall is a serious but fun, forward-thinking and creative UK charity that has been transforming the lives of seriously ill children, and their families, for more than 20 years.
Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, but for children living with a serious illness, it’s a very different story. Their lives can be filled with regular hospital visits with often gruelling periods of treatment and painful recovery. Children and their families tell us that friendship, fun and happiness are in short supply and being socially isolated is commonplace. The anxiety of being ill, coupled with loneliness and a sense of being different, often leads to other depressive symptoms which adversely affects both quality of life and personal development at a critical stage in childhood.
Our free-of-charge programmes are intentionally designed to redress these symptoms and we have masses of independent research and empirical evidence to know that what we do works. The most common feedback we receive from parents is that they don’t know what we have done but we’ve given them back the happy son/daughter they thought they had lost to illness.
We are very focused on delivering the highest quality service but also recognise that while work is important to us, so is our life outside of work. We work hard to ensure we are an Employer of Choice, engaging with all staff to make working for us both fulfilling and fun. As you expect from a charity such as ours, we are very family friendly.
We actively encourage applications from the broad spectrum of diversity reflected in society and our beneficiaries, both in terms of visible and non-visible characteristics. We aim to ensure that regardless of where you are in our community, any difference you have is valued.