Job opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working and volunteering for Children with Cancer UK. We are united by a common goal - to save and improve young lives.

We are dedicated to keeping administrative and staffing costs low, which means we can devote more of the funds we raise towards vital research and welfare projects.

Although we are a small team, we do have occasional employment and volunteering opportunities at our office on Great Ormond Street.

Current vacancies

 Finance Officer (part-time)

Employment status: Part-time (21 hours per week)
Responsible to: Financial and Management Accountant
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 pro-rated, depending on experience

Purpose of the role
The Finance Officer is responsible for supporting the finance function of the organisation. The role involves administering the finance operations within the team leading to the accurate recording of financial information for accounting purposes.

For further information about this role, please refer to the job description below.

Job description for Part-time Finance Officer

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position, please forward your CV and supporting statement to by 23:59 on Monday, 27th March 2017.

Direct Marketing Coordinator

Salary: £28,000
Benefits: 28 days annual leave and 8% non-contributory pension
Contract: Permanent
Reporting to: Senior Direct Marketing Coordinator

Key Responsibilities
Working with the Senior Direct Marketing Coordinator and Individual Giving Manager, your role is to retain and develop supporters through warm cash appeals, raffles, and telemarketing as well as managing a new legacy marketing programme. You will have excellent copy writing skills and use your 1+ years of direct marketing experience to create engaging and emotive messaging for your supporter audience.

Job description for Direct Marketing Coordinator

Applications and Deadlines
To apply for this position, please forward your CV and supporting statement to by 23:59 on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships

Salary: £55,000
Reporting to: Chief Executive
Contract: Permanent
Responsible for: Team of Four (Major Relationships Manager, Trusts and Foundations Manager, Corporate Account Manager and New Business Manager (to be recruited)

About the position
This is a pivotal role with the responsibility for implementing and managing the charity’s first major fundraising Appeal of £3million; whilst also delivering sustainable income from Corporate Partnerships, Major Donors and Trusts and Foundations to support the existing commitments of the charity.

It is an exciting time in childhood cancer research with many discoveries and breakthroughs providing enormous optimism for how we treat cancer. In our case, we are particularly excited about the role Precision Medicine can play in how we treat children’s cancers. To achieve our ambitions, we will be launching a fundraising campaign to raise £3million over three years whilst maintaining our income to support our existing commitments.

The additional income required will be driven largely by increased targeted fundraising from high net worth individuals, companies and trusts. With the new fundraising regulator in place, coupled with tighter interpretation and enforcement of current data protection laws and planned future changes, CwC UK must allocate additional resources to ensure all existing and new activity is compliant with the regulatory authorities.

Job description
For additional information and the full job description for this post, please refer to the attached job description.

Job description for Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships

To apply for this post, please send your CV and supporting statement to by midday on Monday, 13th March 2017. Shortlisting will take place on 14th March and we will hold first round interviews on Thursday, 30th March.

About the charity

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aims are to determine the causes, find the cure and provide care for children with cancer

Our work started with a promise
We were founded in 1988 following the death of 14-year old Paul O’Gorman to leukaemia and, just nine months later, his sister Jean, also to cancer. Before his death Paul’s parents promised to help other children with leukaemia and, today, we fund life-saving research into childhood leukaemia as well as all other forms of childhood cancers.

  • We fund life-saving research to improve our understanding of childhood cancer and to find safer, more effective treatments for all young patients.
  • We fund innovative welfare projects to help children and families in their fight against childhood cancer.
  • We campaign and raise awareness of childhood cancer, to protect more children and give more young cancer patients a brighter future.

Voluntary office work - administrative support

Our volunteers provide valuable administrative support to our fundraising team, allowing us to concentrate on our charitable work.

We require help with varied tasks which may involve filing and stuffing envelopes and we are always looking for extra pairs of hands.

Skills/Qualifications requirements

  • Flexible approach to working hours and tasks
  • Friendly personality
  • Enthusiastic nature
  • Able to work independently at times

Commitment Requirements

  • Flexible depending on work load
  • Monday – Friday
  • Mornings/afternoons

For more details or to apply for this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to or call 020 7404 0808.

Event day volunteers

For some of our sports events we rely on volunteers to help us provide our participants with the best experience possible. 

Volunteer roles include;

  • Event day - Cheerer
    Providing much needed encouragement on event day for our participants.
  • Event day - General volunteer
    Meeting and greeting our participants, escorting them to our post-race hospitality.
  • Event day - Masseur
    Helping to ease the aches and pains of our participants after completing their challenge.

If you'd like to help in this way, please complete our Event Day Volunteer form.

Other roles

There are many more fundraising volunteer opportunities available in your local community, from holding an event to placing collection boxes in local shops or offices.

If you've got some spare time, and would like to help our charity, why not join our volunteer team!

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