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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:  

Research Lead 

(Part Time, Chinnor or Home-based)

Fight Bladder Cancer is looking for an engaging, enthusiastic and motivated person to lead all of our work on bladder cancer research. This role is currently 40% part-time with flexibility to agree on working hours. The Research Lead will have the option of either working from home or in the charity headquarters in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. On occasions, they will also travel to conduct field research and occasionally attend meetings/events in various locations. 

Fight Bladder Cancer is the only UK-based bladder cancer charity founded and governed by bladder cancer survivors and their families. 

The charity supports everyone affected by bladder cancer, supports medical research, raises awareness, and campaigns to affect policy to bring about change in bladder cancer treatments. Our aim is to achieve better outcomes and quality of life for all those affected.

The main role of the Research Lead is to manage all the research-associated activity for the charity. 

The Research Lead will report to the CEO, and collaborate with other Fight Bladder Cancer employees, volunteers, patients, carers, health professionals, and researchers. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct qualitative studies on the bladder patient and carer experience in the UK
  • Write documents and reports aimed at researchers, policy-makers, and the general public 
  • Compile, plan, facilitate, execute & lead all research associated activity for the charity
  • Work closely with Fight Bladder Cancer employees & wider stakeholders (NHS, academia, patients, carers, public, policy makers & other public-sector organisations) 
  • Advise and steer the long-term programme of research related work for the charity 
  • Represent the charity at conferences, symposiums & a variety of stakeholder meetings 

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience and understanding of NHS Clinical Governance, Research Ethics, Patient Confidentiality, Health Research Authority, and NHS Research and Development processes
  • Ability to travel to conduct field-based research
  • Strong understanding of patient related health research with a focus on the General Data Protection Regulation, patient data regulations, and research ethics  
  • A self-starter with the ability to work under own initiative
  • Good Clinical Practice qualification, or willingness to obtain Good Clinical Practice qualification

Desirable skills and experience

  • PhD or Master’s degree in health-related discipline, particularly service evaluation or qualitative methods
  • Experience of the charitable sector
  • Awareness of the complexity of NHS service delivery
  • Understanding of the challenges in approaching NHS health professionals, patients & carers for data collection
  • Ability to engage with academic trial teams to represent the charity
  • Interest in bladder cancer

Compensation

The job is 40% part-time - we can be flexible about how the working week is arranged as long as it fits the needs of the charity.

Location

The Research Lead will have the option of either working from home, or in the charity headquarters in Chinnor, Oxfordshire. On occasions, they will also travel to conduct field research. 

Salary

The role is part time - 0.4 FTE/15 hours a week and £34,000 per year, pro rata.

Benefits

Flexible working hours
Holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks, pro rata, which includes statutory and other public holidays
Enrolment in the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) pension scheme
Reimbursement for reasonable work-related office, travel, and phone expenses

Applications

Please send your detailed CV and motivation letter, not later than 21 December, to lydia@fightbladdercancer.co.uk.

 

Trust and Foundation Fundraising Assistant (Volunteer Role)

Fight Bladder Cancer is looking to appoint a volunteer trust fundraiser to work for 1 or 2 days a week supporting our work. The position will be supported by our Fundraising Lead who has 20+ years experience and will mentor the volunteer as they grow their knowledge, skills and experience. The work will include researching background information on suitable trusts,drafting trust applications and helping to manage our donor database. 

The position offers a lot of flexibility in working hours to fit in around your other activities.

You will need very good written skills, the creativity to be able to write engagingly and the intellectual capacity to make convincing requests for support. Being a bladder cancer patient or carer would be ideal but certainly not essential.

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

 

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 

 

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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