Are you committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people with alopecia?
Are you a confident communicator, organised, with a background in support or events?

We are looking for passionate individuals with expertise in supporting young people!

Role: Sessional Support Worker - 3 positions available

£100-£200 per session plus travel expenses. (£100 children's session / £200 young person session)

Hours: Each session will require half-a-day to deliver, plus a little bit of admin time. We expect the sessions to take place on the weekends.

Contract type: Sessional/ad-hoc, pilot project

Locations available:
London (2 sessions - 1 for children up to age 12 & 1 for young people aged 13-17) - PENDING: POSITION FILLED
Manchester (2 sessions - 1 for children up to age 12 & 1 for young people aged 13-17 ) PENDING: POSITION FILLED
Cardiff (1 session for children up to age 12)

As this is a pilot project there is a possibility for further sessions following this however this is dependent on funding. 

Purpose: To oversee and deliver fun, engaging, and safe peer support events for children/teens and their families affected by alopecia across the UK.

Examples of previous sessions include a Science Party, a trip to a local Zoo, a Trampoline Park, a Circus Skills Workshop, a Drama Workshop etc.

DBS: Please note, that an enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

About Us
Alopecia UK has an exciting opportunity to welcome some fantastic paid Sessional Support Workers into our team. These new Sessional Support Workers will deliver events aimed at children/young people and their families who are affected by hair loss. We hope this will provide more consistent and fun group meeting opportunities for children and young people with alopecia.

We received a small amount of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to help us run these support events/meet-ups for children in England. We are dedicated to offering support across the UK, and as an organisation, we have decided to fund additional events in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland as well.

This is a pilot project aimed at trying to reinvigorate children's face-to-face support within the charity. 

The role and who we are looking for
We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Sessional Support Workers to engage and inspire children and young people who are experiencing alopecia. Sessional Support Workers will be confident in leading large groups of young people and parents, and in overseeing/delivering events in the community as an Alopecia UK representative. The charity HQ team will help with the organisation of these events, with one Sessional Support Worker being there on the day to facilitate and deliver the session. This involves all aspects of running and supporting the event on the day! Such as:

  • Being a welcoming and friendly face for attendees, and acting as a positive role model
  • Running, leading and facilitating the event
  • Representing Alopecia UK in the best possible way
  • Administration before/ after the event
  • Carrying out the necessary health and safety checks

How to apply
To arrange an informal chat, please contact Naomi on: [email protected]

You will find the full job description here.

To apply please send your CV with a cover letter as to why you are suitable for the role to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Ongoing for the regions listed above. Vacancies in other areas in the UK have been filled. 

This pilot project has been kindly funded by: