ABC UK Recruitment
We are looking for a new member of our patient support team - ABC UK Patient Support Officer (North of England) - more details below.
ABC UK Patient Support Officer - North of England (Part time, remote working)
Action Bladder Cancer UK is looking for a dynamic, self-starter to join our team and work with us on our bladder cancer patient support programme. The role is an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and flexible individual to use their patient support knowledge, experience and organisational skills to build support networks to help those with bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer is not a rare cancer - but it does have a low profile, lack of awareness, low research investment and desperately needs new treatments. Over 20,300 people are diagnosed each year in the UK, half of those will die. There is a lack of information and support for patients. Help Action Bladder Cancer UK to change this.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be working as part of a great team and helping us to provide the support that bladder cancer patients (and the health professionals who treat them) need. Duties will include: building and maintaining regional networks and contacts; liaising with hospitals and cancer centres; setting up and sustaining bladder cancer patient support groups; attending and organising awareness and patient support events and helping create our patient information materials (and making sure they reach the right people).
You'll need to be flexible, enthusiastic, with a friendly and efficient personality and happy to work for a small, and growing, charity. You'll like getting things done, working to goals and helping to drive ABC UK's much-needed work. You will be in contact with a range of different people including volunteers, patients, health professionals and other organisations. The successful candidate will be friendly and approachable, able to work flexibly and with resilience and efficiency, be professional at all times, and work to our very high standards. You will be empathetic and understanding of the needs of cancer patients and how best to deliver this in practical terms.
You'll have the flair to have ideas about new ways to support patients and engage health professionals but be grounded in good systems and processes. You will be flexible and pro-active, be focused on delivering your own objectives and also to work closely with colleagues. You will need excellent organisational and planning skills and be very good at communicating.
For this role, you will be primarily home-based with some travel for meetings, events and networking. You will be happy to work on your own and also as part of a great team, with frequent online catch-ups and some face-to-face.
You will work across our patient support programme and will have the opportunity to develop your role within the programme whilst working collaboratively with colleagues, patient volunteers and health professionals. We are looking for someone to become an important part of our small and friendly team, who is passionate about our work and about supporting patients with bladder cancer.
Action Bladder Cancer UK is a UK charity working to make life better for bladder cancer patients and to provide a voice for those with bladder cancer, and their families. Our work has four strands:
- Raising Awareness
- Supporting Patients
- Improving outcomes
- Funding and encouraging research into bladder cancer
How to apply
Application resources: please read the full job description and the supporting background.
Job Description: ABC UK PSO Job Description 2023.pdf
Background: ABC UK BACKGROUND.pdf
How to apply:
Please apply by submitting a full CV together with a one-page covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements in the job description and person specification, and telling us what you will bring to the role to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be 2 stage - one online and one face to face. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified. No agencies.
It will not be possible to respond to every application, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Action Bladder Cancer UK.
Volunteers help us deliver many aspects of our work and are often bladder cancer patients or family members.
If you are interested in volunteering to help us with our work - whether helping with admin, events or awareness raising or delivering our programmes - please get in touch on email@example.com