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Young Lives vs Cancer

Social Worker

Job Type



East England




Posted Date

9 March 2023

Cambridge - Addenbrooke's Hospital

Closing Date

12 March 2023

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to join the team, working 28 hours per week.

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 role falls under the hybrid - variable category. This role is part home, part site based (your contractual base will be both Home and Addenbrookes Hospital). You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements.

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

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.

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.

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

For an informal chat please contact Julie Charlesworth (Social Work Team Leader), on or 07500 667650, or Andrew Whitehouse (Service Manager) on or 07825 997921.

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