Thank you for your interest in job opportunities with 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. At times we do have occasional employment and volunteering opportunities at our office on Great Ormond Street.

Current vacancies

Individual Giving Officer

Salary: £24,000
Contract: Permanent
Location: 51 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JQ (Hybrid)
Reporting to: Individual Giving Manager

Role overview

Working within the Individual Giving team, your role is to manage and support the delivery of supporter-centric fundraising appeals, which may recruit, retain or develop supporters. These appeals will include utilising online and offline channels such as TV adverts, paid social advertising, SMS, email, private sites, direct mail, and telemarketing.

Main Responsibilities & duties

  1. Create, plan, deliver and evaluate multi-channel, compliant, insight-led, supporter-centric campaigns to enable us to deliver both individual appeal goals as well as/in line with wider organisational goals.

Appeals could include:

  • Acquisition through cold DM, TV, digital and privates sites etc
  • Development and retention through direct mail, email, SMS etc

Campaign asks could range from gaming, to cause-related asks for a one-off or regular gift.

  1. Deliver fundraising projects and campaigns to schedule, to budget and to a high standard
  1. Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and liaise with external agencies and suppliers to effectively deliver projects and campaigns.

This includes:

  1. Being aware and respectful of different processes, timeframes and ways of working
  2. Being proactive with timely and relevant updates or communications
  3. Being open to feedback and the use of different tools to support project progression or communications

Internal teams could include: Supporter Care, Data, Digital/Communications, Research and Finance etc.

External partners could include: Agencies providing media, creative, channel-specific fundraising services for example.

  1. Regularly review, communicate and document key performance indicators across your appeals and keep key stakeholders updated. Ensure you provide commentary to accompany results reporting, drawing on insights and the wider picture to add context and make recommendations from your learnings.
  2. Accurately record, process and reconcile expenditure to ensure value for money and account for financial resources

Other duties

  • Supporting other IG colleagues in campaign delivery (e.g. laser proofing, ideation and proof-reading) or other tasks/projects where necessary (e.g. fulfilment stock management or cross-team ways of working)
  • Shared responsibility to ensure all relevant processes and opportunities for improvement are shared
  • Help supporter-facing teams during busy periods
  • Volunteer at events when required e.g. London Marathon, Zippo’s Circus etc
  • Undertake any other duties that are relevant to the job as requested by your line manager

Download the full job description and person specification here.

Applications and deadline:

To express an interest in this role and to be considered for it, please submit the following via email to samantha.slough@childrenwithcancer.org.uk and submit the following:

  • A detailed and up-to-date CV
  • A supporting statement that addresses the essential skills and competences and outlines your motivation for applying (no longer than three pages of A4)

 Closing date: Friday 27 May 2022

Research Grants Officer

Salary: £28,000 – £32,500 (depending on experience)
Contract: Permanent
Location: 51 Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JQ
Reporting to: Research Grants Manager
Role purpose: This role is to work alongside the Research Grants Manager to further develop Children with Cancer UK’s Research and Grants programme.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate and driven individual with initiative who will be able to assist in managing the incredible research portfolio of the charity. You will have experience engaging with researchers and involvement with awarding and managing grants. You will have great communication skills and enjoy building relationships with our researchers and research partners over the phone, online or face to face.

You will have the ability to think strategically and be keen to be involved in dynamic projects aimed at achieving our research objectives. You will be well organised and have the ability to prioritise a busy workload with a keen eye for detail and spotting opportunities to improve processes.

You will be confident, articulate, well organised, with a keen eye for detail – you will enjoy a challenge and have a methodical approach to your work, with experience working on various projects of various size at the same time.

1. Main responsibilities

  • Children with Cancer UK is one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to understanding what causes children and young people to develop cancer, to develop improved treatments and survival, and to provide care for those affected and their families. The Charity’s team is dedicated to putting into practice the aims as laid down by the Charity’s Aims and Objectives under the guidance of the Trustees and members of the Scientific Advisory Panel.
  • Research within the charity is undergoing an exciting time as the investment into world class medical research has increased. The Research Grants Officer role is designed to strengthen our research grant management process and the administration of our research portfolio. The post holder will play a supporting role, helping to grow the Charity’s capacity to fund more high-quality research. They will report directly to the Charity’s Research Grants Manager, who in turn reports to the Chief Executive, who carries out the aims and objectives as determined by the Trustees/CEO.
  • The post holder is responsible for administering the grant application process, including launching funding schemes, processing application review and the routine management of existing grant awards. The post holder must also be available to represent the Charity at external meetings and conferences where appropriate.
  • The post holder will be part of the secretariat to the Charity’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), organising meetings and equipping them with the necessary information to fulfil their role. The post holder will provide support to the Research Grants Manager to ensure the Charity supports only the highest quality research, and that the programme’s outputs are continually reviewed – maximising the impact of the Charity’s research investment.

2. Grants

  • Act as the initial contact for active grant holders, dealing with routine enquiries.
  • Processing and recording of grant payments and assisting the Research Grants Manager with budget forecasts.
  • Issue and collect interim reports from grant holders and assist the Research Grants Manager to assess the impact of the research performed.
  • Assisting the Research Grants Manager to implement and update relevant best practice procedures to ensure transparent and robust assessment process. Also assist with wider funding policy issues associated with governance.
  • Assist in managing records kept on the online grants management system (Flexi Grant), and aid with the implementation of new systems for grant reporting.
  • Maintain accurate records both electronically and hard copy.
  • Respond to queries about the Charity’s funded research from the general public.

3. Other responsibilities

  • Contribute to achieving the overall objectives of the Charity and support other departments and events where required.
  • Represent the Charity at external events in a professional manner.
  • Provide support to the Research Grants Manager into any strategically relevant undertakings.
  • Assist and lead on the organisation of research related events, including conferences and specialist meetings.
  • Assist in ensuring the scientific accuracy of internal and external communications around the research programme, for example in feedback letters, fundraising campaigns, newsletters, website content and press releases.

Download the full job description and person specification here.

Applications and deadline:

To express an interest in this role and to be considered for it, please submit the following via email to christiana.ogunbote@childrenwithcancer.org.uk and submit the following:

  • A detailed and up-to-date CV
  • A supporting statement that addresses the essential skills and competences and outlines your motivation for applying (no longer than three pages of A4)

 Closing date: Monday 6 June 2022

We have no volunteering opportunities at the moment

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