We are looking for someone who can inspire, lead and manage and drive our Fundraising and Communications team to successfully deliver on the charity’s ambitious Fundraising and Communications strategy. It is a truly exciting time to be joining Solving Kids’ Cancer as we have just launched our new five-year strategy, and you will have a pivotal role to play in this.

Over the next five years, Solving Kids’ Cancer UK will remain neuroblastoma focussed, but with flexibilities to operate more broadly in support of children with cancer. We will work with existing and new partners to launch our most ambitious research funding award to-date with a focus on accelerating more effective treatments. We will aim to reach all families of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the UK, providing a broader range of practical, emotional, and financial support at any point of their journey. And we will continue to advocate for children and their families affected by childhood cancer, developing our first public affairs policy to champion the needs of all children more boldly.

Our Job Pack includes a detailed role description and specification as well as information about the charity.

Key role information

• Location: Home based with regular UK travel and presence at London office
• Hours: Full time, 35 hours / week
• Salary: Up to 60,000 commensurate with experience
• Contract type: Permanent
• Responsible to: Chief Executive
• Responsible for: Fundraising and Communication team (5 people)

What we offer

• 32 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
• 5% employer pension scheme contribution
• Access to 24/7 confidential helplines for counselling and legal and tax advice
• Wellbeing check-ins with manager and optional Wellbeing Action Plan
• Participation in staff surveys for the opportunity to anonymously feedback experiences
• Regular opportunities to meet in person as departments and the full team
• Training opportunities – we care about our staff and volunteers and encourage opportunities for professional development
• A child-centred charity with a passionate and dedicated team

How to apply

Complete our Application Form inclusive of a supporting statement and return it to claire@solvingkidscancer.org.uk. We do not accept CVs.

We also invite you to return an anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form in support of our diversity and inclusion commitments.

You can reach out to Gail, our CEO, if you’d like an informal chat about the role before applying – gail.jackson@solvingkidscancer.org.uk

Please let us know of any adjustments that would help you to engage with the recruitment process.

Recruitment timetable

We aim to keep to the timetable outlined below. Interviews will be conducted in-person at our London office, near Kings Cross / Russell Square.

Applications open: 14 October 2022
Applications close: 14 November 2022
Shortlisting: 21/22 November 2022
Interviews: 29 November 2022

We are a parent-led charity: we actively encourage applications from the parent community with lived experience of neuroblastoma and/or other childhood cancers.

We are a safeguarding charity: Our work and practice are underpinned by safeguarding principles with the aim of protecting children and young people and enhancing their welfare. Solving Kids’ Cancer always works in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance, and best safeguarding practices.

We are an equal opportunity employer: we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Posted: 12/10/2022
Home based with regular UK travel and presence at London office
Job type
£Up to £60,000 commensurate with experience
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