Young Lives vs Cancer
Young Lives vs Cancer

Charity registered in Scotland SC039857

We are the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.

Current vacancies

Policy and Public Affairs Officer - Devolved Nations

  • Full time
  • £30,753
  • Home based (Remote)
  • Closing 9th June 2024

Today, 12 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer. We’ll stop at nothing to make sure they get the right care and support at the right time.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. We know what a better future could look like for children and young people with cancer. And we know what we need to do to make that future a reality. We know we need to push harder, reach further and work smarter. And we know we need the right people on our team to help us get there. People like you.

Join us and your skills will make a real difference to the lives of young cancer patients.

About the role

We want to creative positive change in the health system to achieve the change children and young people with cancer across the UK, and their families, need. This means amplifying the voices of young cancer patients and delivering evidence-based campaigns that make change happen.

This Policy and Public Affairs Officer role is responsible for supporting the Policy, Influencing and Voice Team with policy and public affairs expertise to deliver the key components of our influencing work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will help us influence the system for children and young people with cancer and their families, so we can change experiences of having cancer and ensure children and young people’s voices are heard.

This includes:

  • monitoring the policy and influencing landscape in each of the devolved nations
  • developing policy briefings, position statements, consultation responses and reviewing evidence
  • building and maintaining excellent working relationships with elected representatives, officials, external partners and your colleagues too
  • delivering our public affairs work in the devolved nations
  • supporting our exciting campaigning activities, tailoring to each nation

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.

This role is home-based and can be based anywhere in the UK, but the successful candidate will ideally be based in either Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, and will require occasional visits to Young Lives vs Cancer workplaces.

This role is subject to an Basic level Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application a Disclosure and Barring Services report will be sought.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have experience working in a policy or public affairs environment, ideally in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • Have experience or knowledge of the policy, public affairs and/or political processes and how to use them in your work
  • Have effective influencing and relationship building skills
  • Are comfortable and confident working in a diverse and changing external environment across three nations
  • Are solutions-focused, have attention to detail, and able to analyse complex information

Diversity declaration

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.

Accessibility

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual and family/ caring leave entitlements, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website:

younglivesvscancer.org.uk/careers/our-benefits

If you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Lauren Marks on lauren.marks@younglivesvscancer.org.uk.

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Fundraising Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,531
  • Home based in North and East Scotland
  • Closing 24th October 2021

Do you want to join our commitment to ensure no family faces cancer alone?

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

We are looking for a standout relationship manager to join our fantastic team of fundraisers who work tirelessly to raise funds for Young Lives vs Cancer. This is a role of variety, opportunity and innovation and we are looking for someone who embraces change and constantly strives to achieve more.

Fundraising Engagement Manager Requirements:

A great personality and team ethic are really important in this role as you will maximise income for Young Live vs Cancer by coaching our supporters to reach their goals, whilst seeking out new fundraising opportunities for your geographical area. This role sits within the ‘Supporter Experience’ team and we need someone with natural customer service skills who wants to deliver a legendary experience to all of their supporters. Your team of supporters will range from volunteers and individuals, to groups and local corporates.

North and East Scotland is a big area filled with some of our most committed supporters but there is so much opportunity to grow support across the region.

This is not your average 9-5 role and we’re not looking for an average candidate. We encourage flexibility and adaptability, and in return offer a strong flexible working arrangement to ensure a healthy work/life balance. Many of the team work condensed or flexible hours to suit individual circumstances and we would love to discuss your needs further at interview.

Experience within a similar role, or within the charity sector, would be great J but we know that a lot of the most important skills in this role are easily transferable from another sector. We want the right person and we will invest in training the right candidate. The skills we are looking for in this role are:

• Strong prioritisation skills

• Great communicator

• Self-Motivated

• Emotionally intelligent

• Master at storytelling

• Epic at relationship building

• Self-Aware

• Great at spotting opportunities

• Influencing/Negotiating

• Compassion

• Bravery

• Integrity

• Team player

The must haves:

• Have a full UK driving licence and access to a car

• Have a sufficient Broadband connection for this home based role

• Live in North and East Scotland including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Inverness Candidates who live outside of the local authority should highlight an intention to relocate to the area in their covering letter for their application to be considered.

• This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

About Young Lives vs Cancer:

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

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