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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type



South East




Posted Date

9 March 2023


Closing Date

26 March 2023

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to join the team, working 35 hours per week. We may consider splitting the full time role into to two part time roles.

Young lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We currently use a hybrid working model. This role falls under the hybrid - variable category. This role is part home, part site based (your contractual base will be both Home and John Radcliffe Hospital). You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage.

The office-based working will be at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, to provide support to children and young people (0-24 years with a focus on under 16’s) diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia, and their families.


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, an established NHS multi-disciplinary team and with services in the community.

As well as current Social Work England registration you will have:

- Experience of 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.
- All applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of child welfare and safeguarding


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.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal chat please contact Stephanie Penman (Social Work Team Leader), on or 07469 444833.

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