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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.

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

Current vacancies

Individual Giving Coordinator x2

Job Title: Individual Giving Coordinator x2
Reporting to: Individual Giving Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, permanent
Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 (depending on experience)

Main purpose of position
Working with the Individual Giving Manager your role is to recruit, retain and develop supporters through warm cash appeals, raffles, and telemarketing, help develop the charity’s legacy marketing programme and help manage the charity’s weekly lottery scheme (warm and cold acquisition as well as stewardship and retention). You may also work on other acquisition campaigns. You will have excellent copy writing skills and 1+ year of direct marketing experience to create engaging and emotive messaging for your supporter audience.

Key priorities and relationships

  • Project managing direct marketing campaigns
  • Campaign coordination
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Supporter stewardship
  • Supplier relationships

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Individual Giving Coordinator pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to samantha.slough@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 6th March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Samantha Slough, Individual Giving Manager on 020 7404 0808.

 

Supporter Insight Officer

Job Title: Supporter Insight Officer
Reporting to: Supporter Experience Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £24,000 to £30,000 (depending on experience)

Main purpose of position
This role will be responsible for enabling an insight-led, supporter-driven and evidence-based approach to communications with both potential and existing supporters.

Key priorities

  • Maximise the potential of the organisations supporter database to create and communicate strategic insights, internal data and evidence, to generate clear and actionable insight reporting in an engaging and accessible way to teams across the organisation, to improve supporter engagement and income generation
  • Develop Supporter Insight Tools
  • Advise fundraising teams on supporter selection and targeting, proposition, and products for specific supporter campaigns and journeys

 

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Support Insight Officer Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to apply@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 3rd March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Ken Mackness on 020 7404 0808.

 

Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager

Job Title: Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000

Main purpose of position
The Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager this role will be responsible for providing a comprehensive HR service to staff, managers and volunteers at Children with Cancer UK, developing and implementing the organisations cultural values and defining and implementing organisational development (OD) and learning and development (L&D) strategies, plans and policies which are aligned with and facilitate the delivery of the organisation’s Strategic Plan.

Key priorities

  • Lead the development and implementation of a talent management strategy, cultural programme, a staff performance management system and a risk management strategy.
  • Talent Acquisition– support the building of high-performance teams across the business.
  • Learning and Development – support the career development and progression of Children with Cancer UK staff.
  • Develop Children with Cancer UK Culture and Values strategy.
  • Leading HR – providing a solid foundation of HR support for the business
  • Risk Management- Ensure that potential risks associated with the organisation’s employment of staff are identified & mitigated
  • Manage the daily workload of Children with Cancer UK’s HR staff team

 

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to apply@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 3rd March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Ken Mackness on 020 7404 0808.

 

HR Advisor

Job Title: HR Advisor
Reporting to: Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000

Main purpose of position
The HR Advisor will provide expert advice and administrative support for all managers and employees through the entire employee lifecycle. Supervised by the HR and OD Manager this role will be the first point of contact for all HR related areas and administration needs, ensuring that all documentation is up to date accurate and complies with legislative and GDPR requirements.

Key priorities

  • Maintain and provide an excellent level of customer service to all Children with Cancer UK staff in a confidential and sensitive manner.
  • Support the HR and OD Manager in reviewing and renewing company policies, procedures and other related documents to ensure the business is compliant with legislative and GDPR requirements.
  • Responsible for the end to end Recruitment Process, including placing vacancies on electronic job boards, liaising with recruitment agencies, and setting up interviews and issuing of all relevant correspondence.
  • Assist managers in the preparation and writing of job descriptions and ensure accurate version control of all job descriptions across the Charity.
  • Preparing and amending where necessary HR documents, i.e. employment offers, contracts and salary increases letters in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Facilitate the on-boarding process by conducting the new starter induction and supporting managers through the probation process.
  • Provide administration support for managers through the annual performance review process, performance management and disciplinary processes.
  • Process the leaver checklists, conduct exit interviews and raise areas of concern with the HR and OD Manager.
  • Ensure all employee documentation is appropriately recorded and stored within the employee’s personnel file to meet auditing requirements.
  • Ensure the relevant HR database is up to date, accurate and complies with legislation and GDPR.

 

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

HR Advisor Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to apply@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 3rd March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Ken Mackness on 020 7404 0808.

Head of Supporter Experience

Job Title: Head of Supporter Experience
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £60,000+

Main purpose of position
The Head of Supporter Experience at Children with Cancer UK is responsible for leading the supporter experience team and will develop and implement a strategy for delivering exceptional supporter experiences that drive engagement and lifetime value from all of Children with Cancer UK’s supporters.

This post will embed an insight-led, supporter-driven and evidence-based approach to communications with both potential and existing supporters, including in the development of new offers, products and propositions for our supporter audience.

This role with a mandate to shape and deliver an unrivalled supporter experience, and develop best practice that will leave a lasting impression with supporters as well external and internal stakeholders. It will lead a team which will create supporter journeys and experiences based on supporter insight which will drive longer term value and will inspire the organisation to have supporters top of mind, bringing the voice of the supporter into all decisions. 

Key priorities

  • Develop and implement Supporter Experience Values that underpin the Supporter Journey of Children with Cancer UK’s supporters, developing the supporter’s charter
  • Maximise the potential of the organisations supporter database to create and communicate  strategic insights, internal data and evidence, to generate clear and actionable insight reporting in an engaging and accessible way to teams across the organisation, to improve supporter engagement and income generation.
  • Advise fundraising teams on supporter selection and targeting, proposition, and products for specific supporter campaigns and journeys. Prepare, review and contribute to targeting, data and creative briefs
  • Proactively work across the Charity to help drive the development and planning of overarching donor stewardship and engagement strategies for fundraising
  • Continually review and evolve the collection of processes Children with Cancer UK use to track, oversee and organise every interaction between the customer and Children with Cancer UK throughout the lifecycle, liaise with relevant managers to champion change and lead prioritised service delivery improvement

 

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Head of Supporter Experience Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to apply@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 3rd March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Ken Mackness on 020 7404 0808.

Communications Manager

Job Title: Communications Manager
Reporting to: Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: c£30,000 to £37,000 (depending on experience)

Main Purpose of the role:
The Communications Manager manages the delivery of Children with Cancer UK’s communications plan across all channels and functions. The overall aim of their activity is raise awareness of Children with Cancer UK’s lifesaving research programmes, our welfare projects and highlight the need for support working in collaboration with the fundraising teams.

Key priorities and relationships

  • To raise and maximise awareness of Children with Cancer UK’s life-saving research programmes and welfare projects
  • To deliver the communications strategy across the mix of communications disciplines including: media and public relations, celebrity management, internal communications, brand marketing, digital and social media and production of materials
  • To utilise communications expertise to add value to fundraising activities
  • To ensure campaigns are run smoothly and deliver excellent results
  • To contribute to the Children with Cancer UK Communications strategy
  • To lead and develop the communications team including: Media Officer, Communications Officer, Digital Content Officer, Digital Marketing Communications Co-ordinator and Senior Web Development Co-ordinator (part time)

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf

Communications Manager pdf

Applications and deadline:

To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to hannah.chambers@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 25th January 2019.

Digital Marketing Officer

Job Title: Digital Marketing Officer
Reporting to: Digital Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 (depending on experience)

Main purpose of position
The role is responsible for planning and delivering digital communications campaigns to raise awareness of Children with Cancer UK’s lifesaving research programmes, welfare projects and highlight the need for support. The Digital Marketing Communications Officer will create engaging and relevant digital content analysing its success according to performance indicators, and manage Children with Cancer UK’s social media channels. They also will contribute to the creation and implementation of a digital strategy.

Key priorities and relationships

  • To raise and maximise awareness of Children with Cancer UK’s life-saving research programmes and welfare projects
  • To provide engaging and on brand content to connect with Children with Cancer UK’s digital audiences
  • To grow Children with Cancer UK’s digital audience

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Digital Marketing Officer Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to shingi.parirenyatwa@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 1st February 2019.

Major Donor Manager

Job Title: Major Donor Manager
Reporting to: Senior Philanthropy and Events Manager
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £34,000 to £40,000 (depending on experience)

Main purpose of position:
The Major Donor Manager is responsible for leading our philanthropic efforts through major donors, and to host showcase events alongside the Trust Manager in order that our philanthropic income can grow to £1.5m per annum by 2020.

Your role will be to maximise the net income of existing activities whilst developing new, complementary and sustainable opportunities for philanthropists and major donors, and to take the lead in proactively engaging these individuals to maximise our fundraising return.

Through regular meetings with the Senior Philanthropy and Events Manager, you will contribute to the overall strategy and development of the fundraising activities and feed these into the overall Charity strategy. 

Key priorities and relationships

  • Lead, manage, and develop our major donor journey
  • Develop the major donor fundraising team to be fit for purpose, feel challenged and clearly focussed to deliver business plans
  • Motivate the team to be inspired to look for new ways to deliver and improve major donor applications
  • Maximise the net income of existing activities whilst developing new, complimentary and sustainable activities
  • Ensure fundraising targets are planned, implemented and achieved, and help ensure the success of the Philanthropy and wider fundraising team, collectively and collaboratively
  • Develop strategic plans and budgets within the Philanthropy team that help Children with Cancer UK deliver supporter acquisition growth plans through effective planned investment, and prepare business cases as appropriate
  • Make recommendations for supporter development across the charity
  • Deliver regular financial supporter acquisition KPI reports and analysis on income and expenditure, and quarterly re-forecasting
  • Deliver regular non-financial supporter KPI reports and analysis such as, new supporter type, volume, profiles
  • Proactively improve campaign analysis and evaluation including benchmarking KPIs and develop income scenarios such as lifetime value, and using sector trusted modelling and attribution tools
  • Develop excellent working relationships across Children with Cancer UK teams and personnel
  • To produce regular reports and analysis on income and expenditure, and quarterly re-forecasting
  • Ensure the campaigns operate to schedule and budget and on brand
  • Deputise for the Senior Philanthropy and Events Manager when necessary.

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Major Donor Manager Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to Isabelle.Hayhoe@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 21st February 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Isabelle Hayhoe, Senior Manager, Philanthropy and Events on 020 7404 0808.

Senior Manager – Research and Impact

Job Title: Senior Manager – Research and Impact
Reporting to: Director of Fundraising & Communications
Hours: 35 hours
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 (depending on experience)

Main purpose of position
Children with Cancer UK is recruiting for a qualified and experienced Senior Research Manager.
This role coordinates both the strategy for the method of research spend, co-ordinate with Trustees to act upon their instruction for spend and manage calls for proposals on an annual basis. This consists of the launch and administration of new calls for grant applications, fellowships calls and our other funding initiatives. The person will work in close liaison with the senior Scientific and Medical Advisors of the charity.

Key priorities

• The charity now has several grant rounds/funding streams in operation at any one time and we now have a submission portal and the role shall oversee the announcement and management of the grant rounds.
• Ensure all research grants are compliant with the AMRC Rules
• Lead contact with the NCRI
• Work closely with the marketing team to build the reputation of the charity aligned to the charitable investments being made.
• Point of excellence in communication with MP’s and other government officials with regards to the work we are doing and our direction of travel.
• Communicate with Clinicians in order that our grant calls are considered by clinicians and that we are considered for primary investments.
• Be the prime link with national media with regard to relevant scientific and medical issues.

For more information about this post, please refer to the Job description pdf.

Senior Manager – Research and Impact Job Description pdf

Applications and deadline:
To apply for this position please forward your CV, plus a covering letter outlining why you think you are right for the role to jason.rigby@childrenwithcancer.org.uk by 5pm 10th March 2019. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Jason Rigby on 020 7404 0808.

 

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