Qualified Social Worker (Children and Families)

Farnborough, Hampshire
circa £38,000 per annum depending on experience
18 Apr 2018
18 May 2018
QSW - May- 18
Full Time
Contract Type

We are a rapidly growing charity seeking to accelerate change for those affected by brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer.  Our five-year strategy is ambitious and sets out plans to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life.  We are looking for a passionate, smart and pioneering Children and Families Services Manager to join our talented and developing team.

Every year almost 11,000 people receive the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour, over 5,000 lose their lives to this disease each year. Nearly 600 of those diagnosed are children and young people - that's an entire primary school - and almost a quarter of these will sadly die.  As the UK's pre-eminent brain tumour charity we are committed to change this.

We are determined to drive brain tumours up the national agenda, giving a voice to everyone affected by this devastating disease and accelerating the search for more effective treatments.  We need the right people to join us to help do this. This is what one of our team has to say about working here:

"Working for The Brain Tumour Charity means more than just a job. It means an opportunity to make your role your own, to grow personally and to be a part of transforming people's lives. It means being a part of something incredibly special and incredibly rewarding."

And having watched our 'Our Culture' video to find out a little more about working at The Brain Tumour Charity (find it on our YouTube channel), is this for you?

Our exciting role

Are you a qualified Social Worker who is looking for your next step up?  This is an exciting time to join a small, national charity that is punching above its weight,  you will join a team where you are given full autonomy to make your own decisions without the worry of red tape! .  As the person responsible for our Children and Families Services, you will have a passion for improving the lives of young people and parents together with the ability and appetite to significantly scale up our services using digital platforms to improve outcomes for all families affected by this devastating disease.  In leading this service, you will have a direct impact on the lives behind the appalling statistics that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of those under forty.                                          

If you are interested in working for a national charity that punches well above its weight; has won a variety of awards for our HeadSmart campaign including the NHS Innovation Award, Third Sector Excellence Awards and Charity Times Awards amongst others - then we could be the Charity for you.

How to apply

If you thrive on challenge and a fast pace, then this could be your opportunity to work in a dynamic team and make a significant difference.  If you are educated to a high standard, articulate, personable, and ambitious then please send a supporting statement with your CV to us. Explain why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.

In return, we offer work with amazing, dedicated and inspirational people and you will see the impact of the work you do every day; a salary of circa £38,000 per annum (dependent on experience) and you will be fortunate to work just outside of London yet be close enough to keep up your social life, meet your retail needs and political interests as the job will be based in Farnborough, Hampshire.



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