Organisation: Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
We want to recruit an Operations Coordinator reporting to the Centre Manager. The role is three days a week for which we offer a salary in the range £21k-£24k pro-rata, depending on experience.
About Cambridge Cancer Help Centre
Cambridge Cancer Help Centre is an established charity founded in 1986.
We are based in the David Rayner Building, purpose-built for us by the Rayner family and located within the Scotsdales Garden Centre in Shelford, Cambridge.
Currently the Centre is open three days a week although we hope to be able to extend the opening hours in the future.
What we offer
The Centre offers help and support to anyone with cancer (or other chronic or life-threatening conditions) along with their families, carers and friends. As well as individual support and the friendship of the team and other members, we also offer:
- a range of complementary therapies from qualified therapists:
- self-management courses, in particular the Macmillan HOPE course and the Expert Patient Programme
- support groups for those with specific cancers thriving interest groups including art, craft and yoga groups
- regular social activities
- a well-stocked library of books and pamphlets
Although the Centre offers a range of complementary therapies, we do not provide medical advice or treatment.
The Centre is run by a Centre Management Team supported by a team of volunteers. The team consists of a Centre Manager together with an Operations Coordinator who acts as deputy when required. Both the Centre Manager and the Operations Coordinator are paid positions.
The principal responsibilities of the Centre Management Team are:
- providing care and support for all members both new and old
- managing the team of volunteers and through them all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Centre
- promoting the Centre within the wider community
- developing the Centre's services
What is the role and what will you be doing?
As Operations Coordinator, you will be responsible for the practical running of the Centre. In particular, you will be responsible both for the management and development of the team of volunteers and for their organisation and deployment through which all practical aspects of the Centre's activity are delivered.
As a member of the management team, you will be involved in all aspects of the Centre's activity. In this role, you will also deputise for the Centre Manager when required.
What are we looking for?
The Trustees would welcome applications from individuals with good organisational skills and experience of operational management. This may have been gained, for example, in business, the public sector or other charitable or voluntary organisations. In addition, we would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone with experience of managing teams of volunteers.
The ideal candidate would:
- be enthusiastic and committed to the Centre's goals
- have good organisational skills
- be a team player
- be flexible and able to multitask
- be an effective communicator
- be approachable, sensitive and discreet
- be calm under pressure
- have a sense of humour
- An interest in or understanding of the provision of care to those affected by cancer is desirable though not essential.
What difference will you make?
The Centre is hugely valued by all who come whether they are facing cancer themselves or supporting someone with cancer. One of our members summed up their experience in this way: "The Centre has all the qualities that a loving family can offer: acceptance, unconditional love and support .. and fun!"
You will make a huge difference: firstly, by helping us to ensure that the Centre is well-run so that as much time as possible is available for the care and support of our members; and secondly, by ensuring that our team of volunteers is both well-managed & supported and is developed in line with the Centre's changing needs.
Information packs giving further details of the Centre, its governance and operation are available. Please contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07803 230507 for an informal discussion.
Written applications including a brief CV should be sent to Ted Sage, Chair of Trustees at mailto:email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 October 2019