Children & Young People
Young Person and Hospital Liaison, North
Contract type: Full-time (37.5 hours Monday-Friday - some weekend work required).
Location: Based at Largs office, with some Travel required
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that inspires young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer.
For many young people, picking up from where they left off before cancer is not possible. So, when treatment ends our work begins.
The Trust has two bases - in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and Largs on Scotland’s West Coast – and employs a team of 18. Seasonal staff are also recruited for the Trust’s main trip season (June-September).
We work closely with the leading young people’s cancer charities, in particular through our partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust and Young Lives vs Cancer, and our NHS hospital partners, to ensure every young person who needs support after treatment can get, and stay involved, with the Trust.
Reporting progress and challenges to the Operations Manager, you will play a lead role in maintaining young person relationships, working closely with partners, young people, and families to inspire attendance on Trust trips as well as coordinating other year-round processes and projects.
Furthermore, you will Identify and proactively develop new relationships with third party charity partners as well as supporting the wider Operations and Trust team when required and support and deputise for the Operations Manager North when needed throughout the year.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed team to help shape and deliver our support and services to young people living through and beyond cancer.
We would love to hear from individuals who are passionate about making a difference to young lives and who have multiple years of experience in coordinating administration processes and experience in client facing roles.
The ability to work to a high standard independently and as part of a team on simultaneous projects to deadlines are all essential. You will need to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and communication skills. A flexible and adaptable approach to working and a can-do attitude is also vital.
The Trust is a close-knit and friendly organisation, which has a wide network of committed and passionate volunteers and seasonal staff. This ‘Trust community’ extends to our dedicated suppliers, sail training partners, residential centres, and charter companies, as well as our relationships with hospital and charity partners, consolidated over many years.
From facilitating a young person’s journey from first point of contact to coming on their trip and supporting our charity partners as they inspire young people to attend a Trust trip, joining the Trust team gives you the chance to directly affect how young people are inspired to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. It isn’t simply about fulfilling a role, it’s about being a part of the whole Trust team throughout the year.
We value equality, diversity and inclusion and oppose prejudice. We strive to be more representative of all the young people we support from across the UK and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation.
If you share these values and think you are well suited to this role, but for whatever reason, feel underrepresented by anything in this advert or on our website, we strongly encourage you to apply and get in touch to help us be better.
For further information and to submit an application, please click the apply button.
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd May 2022.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake a satisfactory enhanced PVG check and annual safeguarding training. References will be required.?
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