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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type

Fixed Term


South West




Posted Date

3 May 2024


Closing Date

14 May 2024

We are looking for a Social Worker to join our South West Team supporting children and young people (0-24 years) diagnosed with cancer. The South West Team provides services within a large geographical area covering, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bath and Bristol.

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

This role is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check. In the event of a successful application a Disclosure report will be sought.

The interview date is planned for Thursday 23rd May 2024 at Young Lives vs Cancer, 4th Floor, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NT.

This is a maternity cover post and is 28 hours per week with Hybrid-variable working arrangements. You will work from home, the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Bristol Children’s Hospital. You will provide a direct social work service to children and young people aged 0 to 25 years in Bristol and aged 16 to 25 years in Derriford. Please note the advertised salary is based on a full-time equivalent of 35 hours a week.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

- A current Social Work England registration.
- Experience working with children, young people and their families/carers in a social care setting.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
- Knowledge of child and young people development.
- An understanding of the impact of serious illness for children, young people and families.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- It is desirable that you have experience working in an NHS setting.

Our work is rewarding but also complex and demanding; you will need to be resourceful and resilient. You will work closely with our supportive Young Lives vs Cancer team, established NHS multi-disciplinary teams, other cancer charities and with services in the community.

Diversity declaration

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

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

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.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Rachel Banks, South West Team Manager, on 07771 502 735 or

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