Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? Are you passionate about ensuring that people with breast cancer receive the emotional, social and practical support and information that they need to live well? Would you like to help us reach more people living with breast cancer in Northern Ireland through our award-winning services? If so, you could be the person we are looking for to join our team.
You will be responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of our face-to-face and online services to people with breast cancer across Northern Ireland, primarily our Moving Forward Courses and Living with Secondary Breast Cancer service. This will include coordinating and facilitating service events and recruiting, training and working alongside facilitators and volunteers. A key part of the role involves developing and maintaining relationships and productive partnerships with healthcare professionals, and other third sector organisations to promote our services and increase reach and uptake. Flexibility to travel and work outside normal office hours, with occasional overnight stays is required.
This role is offered on a fixed term contract for 24 months.
Thriving on challenge, you must be self-motivated and demonstrate a passion for supporting people with breast cancer. You must have experience of setting up, developing and delivering information, health or other support services and have knowledge of Northern Ireland’s healthcare systems.
With excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will enjoy managing relationships with a range of different stakeholders, often remotely and an ability to negotiate, influence and persuade at a variety of levels. Organised and with excellent time management skills, you must be able to use your initiative and prioritise your workload. You will be working as part of a busy established team across different geographical sites and therefore you will need to be supportive and resilient.
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the research and support charity.
We believe that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live – and be supported to live well. But to create that future, we need to act now. That’s why the brightest minds in breast cancer research are here. Making life-saving research happen in labs across the UK and Ireland. Support services, trustworthy breast cancer information and specialist nurses are here. Ready to support people, whenever they need it. And dedicated campaigners are here. Fighting for the best possible treatment, services and care, for anyone affected by breast cancer.
You can find out more at breastcancernow.org/here.
We fully recognise that our people are our greatest asset and play a role as active ambassadors for our charity. In recognition of that commitment and in support of the work that staff do, we have a portfolio of health, wellbeing and staff benefits that are available. These include (subject to eligibility):
- A variety of paid leave options including annual leave which starts at 25 days paid leave per year; increasing annually by one day to a maximum of 30 days, in addition to bank holidays. Let’s not forget that we are also closed between Christmas and New Year.
- Enhanced family friendly options (e.g. maternity, adoption, paternity)
- Enhanced sick pay, including income protection
- Health Cash Plan
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Financial assistance towards a travel season ticket or bike
- Pension plan
- Life assurance
- Annual pay award
Primary location of role and hybrid working
This role will ideally be based in a shared office space in Northern Ireland of which the location is dependent on the home location of the successful postholder. In line with our hybrid working practice, full-time staff members may choose to work up to three days per week from home.
We hope you choose to apply for this role. In support of your application, you will need to submit your anonymised CV and a supporting statement via the apply button. When doing so please ensure you refer to the essential criteria on the person specification and clearly provide as much information as possible with examples to demonstrate how and where you meet the criteria.
If you have any questions regarding this role. please email Recruitment@breastcancernow.org in the first instance.
Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.
Closing date Wednesday 12 October 2022 at 9:00am
Interview date Tuesday 18 October 2022 (face to face interviews to be held in Belfast)
Potential second interview date Tuesday 25 October 2022 (virtual)