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Get involved: Work with us

Fight Bladder Cancer has been hugely successful in offering support, raising awareness and championing research and change.  We have ambitious plans to continue growing the charity whilst maintaining our strong ethical standards.  We need your help.

Working with us is a great opportunity to make a real difference within a small charity.  We can offer amazing flexibility, a chance to expand your skills and experience and a truly inspirational and cooperative team environment.

Here are our current opportunities:

PA/Office Manager - full or part time

Voluntary becoming Permanent.

Based Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Fight Bladder Cancer is the only UK-based bladder cancer charity founded and run by bladder cancer survivors and their families. We support all people affected by bladder cancer, help to raise awareness, support medical research and campaign to affect policy at the highest levels to bring about change in bladder cancer treatment. Our aim is to achieve better outcomes and quality of life for all those affected.

The charity, which has a small team of core staff and a group of dedicated volunteers, is undergoing a period of change and growth. Our CEO is extremely busy and requires an experienced PA/Office Manager to support him and free up his time to concentrate on the Charity’s strategic growth.  Ideally we would create a paid role from the outset but to ensure the charity is sustainable, we need to start by securing a volunteer. Once funding permits, we will turn the role into a permanent paid position.

In addition to supporting the CEO the PA will manage the small office and the group of volunteers. The key duties will include:

  • devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing;
  • arranging travel, visas and accommodation 
  • screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
  • meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority;
  • organising and maintaining diaries and making appointments;
  • dealing with incoming emails and post, often corresponding on behalf of the CEO;
  • carrying out background research and presenting findings;
  • producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
  • organising and attending meetings and ensuring the CEO is well prepared for meetings;
  • liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff.
  • taking on some of the CEO’s current responsibilities
  • overseeing the appointment and working patterns of volunteers

We are looking for someone who has a successful track record of working as a PA in roles which required initiative, tenacity and confidence. The competencies we believe are important are:

  • exceptional written and oral communication skills;
  • excellent word processing and IT skills, including knowledge of a range of software packages;
  • the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • good organisational and time management skills;
  • the ability to research, digest, analyse and present material clearly and concisely;
  • excellent interpersonal skills;
  • the ability to work on your own initiative;
  • honesty and reliability;
  • attention to detail;
  • flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks 
  • discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.

This is a brand new role and therefore you will have the opportunity to be creative and innovative in developing it. This website will give you lots more information about what we do and will hopefully give you a feel for our ethos and aspirations.

We know that looking for someone on an unpaid basis is a big ask. In return we can offer very flexible hours and the opportunity to create your ideal role.  When we are able to convert to role into a paid position, we will offer a market rate salary.

The post is based in our offices in Chinnor, Oxfordshire.  Chinnor is a village, about 5 miles from Thame. 

As a small charity we are able to be very flexible and agile - we’d like you to start pretty soon but will discuss the start date and the working pattern with you. 

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your interest in the role, to getinvolved@fightbladdercancer.co.uk by 23 April 2018.

 

Charity Project Management Internship/volunteer role - full or part time

Based Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Fight Bladder Cancer is the only UK-based bladder cancer charity founded and run by bladder cancer survivors and their families. We support all people affected by bladder cancer, help to raise awareness, support medical research and campaign to affect policy at the highest levels to bring about change in bladder cancer treatment. Our aim is to achieve better outcomes and quality of life for all those affected.

The charity, which has a small team of core staff and a group of dedicated volunteers, is undergoing a period of change. We are gradually implementing new systems and processes which require project management support. Initially we plan to recruit a volunteer/intern to establish some standard methodologies and to work on specific projects. Examples of our projects include setting up Fight Clubs (support groups) nationally, implementing a CRM system and running awareness campaigns. We’re not looking for Prince II expertise - ours will be a much less onerous methodology that allows a clear overview of projects with a fair amount of hands-on project involvement. You will be managed and mentored by our Founder and CEO (who has significant project management experience) and will be able to gain first hand experience of what it’s like to make a significant contribution within a charity.

We are looking for someone who has had some experience of project management in an organisation and who has a serious interest in working within the charity sector. The team is pretty new and we’re still working on the infrastructure so please only apply if you know you are comfortable working in an organic environment where you will have to use your initiative to help create your own role. This website will give you lots more information about what we do and will hopefully give you a feel for our ethos and aspirations. 

The type of person we have in mind is likely to be attracted by the following:

Joining a small charity which is gaining serious momentum in all of its key objectives - support, awareness, research and change - you may have seen our recent BBC coverage:)

  • Making a significant difference in a charity supporting an under-represented cancer
  • Having the rare chance to shape your own role
  • Flexible working options

The post is based in our offices in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. Chinnor is a village, about 5 miles from Thame. It isn’t easy to get here by public transport so please make sure that you could travel here before applying!

As a small charity we are able to be very flexible and agile - we’d like you to start soon but will dis- cuss the length of the internship and the working pattern with you.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your interest in the role, to getinvolved@fight- bladdercancer.co.uk by 23 April 2018. 

 

Volunteers - home based

At Fight Bladder Cancer we are always looking for people across the country who can help with our work. Whether you can spare just the odd hour or two or can commit to more time, there are many roles where your time can make a significant difference to what we can achieve.

We are currently looking for people to help us with our FIGHT clubs, which are our local support clubs across the UK, people who can be trained to be Bladder Buddies to help support people affected by bladder cancer on a 1 to 1 basis by phone or email and patients or carers who want to get involved with our research work including possibly being a patient representative on a clinical trial.

Perhaps you could become a local organiser for fundraising events near you? Or help us arrange an awareness event?

If you can spare some time to support Fight Bladder Cancer, do get in touch 

 

Volunteers - Bookshop and Cafe

Based Chinnor, Oxfordshire

Our Wee Bookshop and Cafe is our unique way of raising funds for our charity in addition to raising awareness of bladder cancer. Extra pairs of hands are always welcome in the cafe or sorting and displaying books so do join our team if you are local!

Please contact us at GetInvolved@fightbladdercancer.co.uk or call the shop directly on 01844 351174

 

 

 

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