Vacancies

Cancer Information Nurse


Responsible to: Lead Clinician/Coordinator
Salary: £31.2k – £35.1k FTE (dependent on experience)
Part time: 16hrs per week (hrs and days TBC – can be worked flexibly and some WFH if required)Job Type: Permanent

Benefits include:

  • 33 days holiday per annum (pro-rata)
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Charity shop discount

Location: Star Throwers Centre, 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0B

About this Role:

Following the important impact our Cancer information service has had at our charity over the past 13 years, we are now recruiting for an additional Cancer Information Nurse to support the delivery of vital information and its interpretation to our service users and their families. This is a new additional role which will work alongside our current Lead Clinician Coordinator who is responsible for delivering the information sessions.

This is an incredibly unique and valuable role where you will get the chance to support people affected by cancer and make a real positive impact on their lives and experiences with a cancer diagnosis. You will help people understand the information they have been given by their medical team and provide information on the best way forwards for them.

This is a very rewarding role where you can make a huge difference to people at any stage of a cancer diagnosis and beyond. In 2020 100% of our service users found our cancer information sessions very helpful or helpful with regards to helping them cope with their cancer or supporting someone with cancer and this is evidenced in the amazing feedback we receive:

The specialist nurse, at the beginning of my journey, explained everything & was so helpful”. – Nicola, Nov 2021.

“Tina was the first person I saw after my diagnosis at the NNUH, and I was very scared. She helped me understand that in this body of mine there is health as well as sickness”. Paolo – Nov 2021.

Essential Qualifications: NMC Adult Registered Nurse

About Star Throwers:

Star Throwers is a local cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk dedicated to supporting people with cancer and their carers, from diagnosis through to life after cancer. Star Throwers provides an individually focused support service for cancer patients and their carers.

We help people to take control of their cancer journey by helping them to become well-informed about their cancer and all of their treatment options – including clinical trials. We also support people with the effects of their cancer and cancer treatments through our holistic wellbeing support, including complementary therapies, nutrition talks and advice, lymphoedema support, gentle exercise groups, counselling, writing therapy and support groups.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting service users when they have received a cancer diagnosis providing information from sources that are trusted and credible that help our users understand their disease and it’s impacts.
  • Debriefing users following any consultation, treatment or investigation or service to ensure they have the opportunity to ask questions and gain clarity on any aspect of their diagnosis or treatment plan.
  • Communicating relevant information about appointments and tests to service users.
  • Identifying areas where service users have issues or require guidance to help them manage their disease and treatments and to alleviate their concerns.
  • Identifying activities using holistic needs assessment to help tailor care and support that Star Throwers provides to meet their needs.
  • Researching and analysing cancer data from multiple different sources such as studies and journals.
  • Reviewing medical notes and translating them to language that can be understood by our service users.

How to apply

To apply please send a CV, Covering Letter and Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form-2019 by 10am on Monday 14th February 2022 to: info@starthrowers.org.uk.

The selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview – date TBC. Please note that this role is subject to suitable references.

Location

The interview will be held at the Star Throwers Centre:

30 Melton Road

Wymondham

NR18 0DB

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Pigg, Operations & Fundraising Manager: victoria@starthrowers.org.uk or 01953 423304.

Star Throwers Job Description: Fundraising Administrator

Responsible to: Services Manager

 Salary: £20,800 FTE

 Part time: 12 hours per week (exact days and hours to be agreed with applicant – can be worked flexibly with some hours WFH)

 Job Type: 6 month fixed term from March/April – October 2022 (covering sabbatical)

Benefits include:

  • 33 days holiday per annum (FTE)
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Charity shop discount
  • Flexible working

 About Star Throwers:

 Star Throwers is a local cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk dedicated to supporting people with cancer and their carers, from diagnosis through to life after cancer. Star Throwers provides an individually focused support service for cancer patients and their carers.

We help to empower people to take control of their cancer journey by helping them to become well-informed about their cancer and all of their treatment options – including clinical trials and alternative treatments. We also support people with the effects of their cancer and cancer treatments through our wellbeing support, including complementary therapies, nutrition talks and advice, lymphoedema support, gentle exercise groups, counselling, writing therapy, and support groups.

Overall responsibility of the job:

The main responsibility of this role will be to support the fundraising activities of and in aid of the charity by providing support to individual fundraisers, community events, volunteers and other fundraising activities.

Please note: this role is to cover a 6-month sabbatical of the Operations & Fundraising Manager and would suit a candidate who could work independently – full training would be provided for all aspects.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be main point of contact for small and medium-scale community, corporate and individual events.
  • Manage admin for pre-booked Star Throwers fundraising events and initiatives.
  • Manage the social media accounts – posting regular updates and engaging with followers.
  • Manage all aspects of ‘Thank Yous’ to fundraisers and supporters.
  • Update databases and supporter information systems on a regular basis in line with Data Protection legislation and Star Thrower’s policy and procedures to ensure all records are up to date and accurate.

Person Specification (Desirable):

  • Experience in a customer service role. Ideally some of this experience would be from the not-for-profit sector
  • Awareness of Data Protection issues and the ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Understanding of basic principles of fundraising/marketing
  • Experience of using social media and web in a professional context to including using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Experience using customer/donor databases. Ideally some of this experience would be from the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience of attending and/or organising events ideally for the non for profit sector
  • Good attention to detail and high levels of accuracy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Excellent customer service skills

Key Skills

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  •  Good organisational skills
  •  IT literacy
  •  Ability to work under pressure
  •  Ability to work unsupervised
  •  Ability to work flexibly on own initiative or as part of a team

Personal Attributes

  • Positive, proactive approach to work and a good team player
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the role and the charity
  • Patience
  • Sense of humour

How to apply

To apply please send your CV, Covering Letter andEqual-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form-2019 by 10am on Monday 31st January 2022 to: victoria@starthrowers.org.uk

The selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview the week commencing 7th February. Please note that this role is subject to suitable references.

Location

The interview will be held at the Star Throwers Centre:

30 Melton Road
Wymondham
NR18 0DB

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Pigg, Operations & Fundraising Manager: victoria@starthrowers.org.uk or 01953 423304.