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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

Job title: Senior Direct Marketing Coordinator

Reports to: Individual Giving Manager

Contract: Full Time (Perm)

Responsible for: x1 Direct Marketing Coordinator

Salary: c£34,000 

Key Responsibilities
Working with the Head of Individual Giving & 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 2+ years of direct marketing experience to create engaging and emotive messaging for your supporter audience.

Applications & Deadlines
To apply for this position, please forward your CV and supporting statement before the deadline of Midnight, Monday, 30th January 2017 to apply@childrenwithcancer.org.uk. Interview dates to be confirmed.

Job description for Senior Direct Marketing Coordinator

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

The charity was 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 in to childhood leukaemia as well as all other forms of other childhood cancer.

  • We fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer.
  • We fund innovative welfare projects to provide better care for young cancer patients, and their families.
  • We campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer, to protect more children and to improve the lives of young cancer patients, today and for future generations.

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 info@childrenwithcancer.org.uk 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!

Read more: Volunteer fundraising opportunities

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