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Living with Secondary Breast Cancer Group Facilitator (face-to-face services)
  • Employer: Breast Cancer Now
  • Reference: RSI/21/163983
  • Published: Tue 07/09/2021, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/09/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Varied
  • Salary: Please refer to advert
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, Aberdeen

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Living with Secondary Breast Cancer Group Facilitator (face-to-face services)

Contract: Contract for delivering services (on a self-employed basis)

Location: Aberdeen – meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month

Our services are usually held in hospitality or community venues in the town or city centre.

Pay: We offer flat fees for work undertaken delivering our services as listed below:

  • £130 for facilitating a 2-hour ‘meet up’ session
  • £150 for facilitating a quarterly 2.5-hour speaker session
  • £15 admin fee per session
  • Additional fees for attending training and meetings, or facilitating a larger annual information event.

We do not provide any fee for travel time or costs.

The role

We are currently looking for an experienced facilitator with a counselling qualification to deliver our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer (LWSBC) service in Aberdeen.

Our LWSBC groups offer support and information to anyone living with a diagnosis of secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. The groups offer a safe space where people can come to talk freely and share experiences and mutual support with others who understand, away from friends and family. They are not therapeutic support groups in the traditional sense but are delivered in accordance with Breast Cancer Now’s service model used across the UK which has been developed and tested for over 10 years. Each group meets monthly 11am – 1pm with a slightly longer meeting each quarter (11am – 1.30pm) when an expert speaker presents on a relevant topic.

You will be responsible for facilitating the meetings, drawing upon your therapeutic skills as required to ensure that all attendees are given time to share and supported to take part in discussion, including around challenging topics affecting this patient group such as end of life. You will work independently in your region, with sole responsibility for facilitating each group meeting, liaising with venue staff as required. You will act as an ambassador for Breast Cancer Now, promoting our charitable aims and building professional relationships with healthcare professionals who attend.

This is offered as a contract for services position and as such the appointed contractor would not be an employee of Breast Cancer Now but a self-employed individual. We require all contractors to adhere to and follow Breast Cancer Now applicable policies and procedures and to undertake some mandatory training in core subjects such as data protection and cyber security. A satisfactory criminal record check will be required, and we advise you to have your own Public Liability insurance in place to fully cover the work you undertake on behalf of Breast Cancer Now.

About you

You will have a counselling qualification and experience of facilitating groups, preferably ongoing support groups for people affected by cancer or a life-limiting long-term condition, or other vulnerable/sensitive group. You will have a warm and approachable manner, able to communicate sensitively with people facing difficult challenges. You should be confident using your own initiative and dealing with unforeseen challenges when working alone.

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.

How to apply

Please submit an online application form via the link provided. 

Closing date: Monday 27 September 2021 at 09:00am

Interview date: Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 October 2021 (Virtual)

Other dates: The successful Contractor will be asked to observe the current Facilitator at the group meeting on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 11:00am – 1:00pm, so applicants must be available on this date.