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Young Lives Vs Cancer

Social Care Team Manager

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£43,549 a year

Posted Date

22 August 2023


Closing Date

17 September 2023

We are looking for a Team Manager to join our London team supporting children and young people diagnosed with cancer. This will include management of social care staff and volunteers who will deliver services in line with the organisation’s service specifications.

About Us

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

The Role

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality support tailored to the needs of the children and young people and their families. The work we do is rewarding but also complex and demanding. You will be part of a close-knit Young Lives vs Cancer social work team, working with an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and services in the community

This role is part home, part site-based (your contractual base will be both Home and Hospital) within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements

If this sounds appealing to you, you are excited by our cause and can see the positive impact you could have, then we want to hear from you!

About You

If you have a recognised Professional Social Work qualification and are registered with Social Work England/ Scottish Social Services Council/Social Care Wales/Northern Ireland Social Care Council, please read on.

In delivering the role, you will have knowledge of relevant legislation, National policy and guidance in health and social care and social work practice standards.

You will have experience of managing social care teams, students and/or volunteers for children and / or young people and their families. In addition, you will have experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adult procedures and legislation and of managing social care practice standards and compliance, safeguarding and complex casework.

You will have a positive attitude and be willing to embrace difference. As part of the wider Young Lives vs Cancer team you will actively engage with the work of the charity and welcome opportunities to get involved.

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

What We Offer

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced pension and employee savings scheme. To find out more about our benefits package, have a look on our website

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, sex, disability, sexual orientation - or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation. At Young Lives vs Cancer, we do not just accept difference - we value it, we celebrate it, we nurture it, and we thrive off it. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background.

We are on a journey, and if you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.

Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


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