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 an expertise in supporting young people!

Role: Sessional Support Worker

Salary:
£100 per session plus travel expenses (a minimum of 2 sessions to be delivered if you are based in England, with the potential for more depending on your location)

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, 12-month pilot project

Location: Various, across the UK (see below)

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

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 have recently 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 12-month 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 in 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

Locations
We are looking to cover the following regions. Should a Sessional Support Worker be able to cover more than one area, that would be preferred. For example, if one person could deliver events in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds that would be ideal.

Preferred delivery areas (or within 1 hour of the locations below):

  • London and the Home Counties
  • Somerset
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Belfast

How to apply
To arrange an informal chat, please contact a member of the Support Team on: [email protected]

You will find the full job description here.

To apply please send your CV and equal opportunities form, with a full covering letter as to why you are suitable for the role to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th August 2022 with interviews being scheduled for the week commencing 15th / 22nd August 2022. Interviews will take place online.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment process early should we receive a high volume of applications. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

This pilot project has been kindly funded by: