Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK

Charity number 215199

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. We’re leading the fight against the UK's biggest and growing health crisis. And it's a fight that involves us all - sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.

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Engagement Manager (North)

  • Full time
  • £27,540 – £30,933
  • Home based - North Scotland
  • Closing 29th April 2019

Job Introduction

Diabetes Scotland is seeking a results driven Engagement Manager for the North of Scotland.

A key element of the Engagement manager role is to increase patient engagement so that patients are involved in shaping diabetes care in their local areas.

This role is home based role based in North Scotland.

Role Responsibility

The post-holder will seek to influence health boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, hospitals and primary care. This will involve raising awareness and understanding of the impact of diabetes on individuals and their families as well as working collaboratively with partners to improve standards of diabetes care and reduce variations and inequalities.

The role will also have a key focus on the Type 2 prevention and remission agendas.

The Ideal Candidate

Will require an in-depth, and up-to-date, knowledge of relevant policy and legislation and the health and social care landscape in Scotland.

You will have proven skills in influencing, driving positive change and experience of service improvement with the gravitas to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, senior leaders within health and social care, local politicians and people living with diabetes.

You will have demonstrable experience in strategic planning and delivering results using on outcomes focussed approach/impact practice.

You will need to be willing to travel extensively around Scotland and when required across the UK and have a clean UK driving license and access to car for work purposes.

Package Description

What we can offer you:

Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)

Early finish Friday and flexible working

Discounts on gym membership and days out

Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life

Annual season ticket loan

Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities

Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance

Cycle to work scheme

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition.

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.7 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?

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Top job! Assistant Director of Services

  • Full time
  • £54,000 – £60,000
  • London - other UK locations will be considered
  • Closing 20th February 2019

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and support needed to manage their condition well. Most people with diabetes just want to live a normal life, but the truth is that coping with the condition impacts the way they live and the choices they make, every single day.

Our desire in Services is to help people manage their diabetes and live a fulfilling life. With a determined vision to transform lives we tackle the problems and challenges that people can sometimes face through providing a range of services that offer hope and solutions. We provide practical support through our Customer Care Centre Helplines, the Online Forum, our events for children and families, and running the major diabetes professional and academic conference in the UK. We also lead on Safeguarding and Type 1 strategy, and are developing a highly innovative digital diabetes education service.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an experienced leader to play a major part in the leadership and drive of all these services, to help build operational excellence and develop external partnerships. You will have proven experience of leading high performance services, balancing the need for efficiency with sensitivity towards service users. In addition, you will have senior level strategic influencing skills to deliver complex projects to a high standard.

What we can offer you:

- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays

- Discounted gym membership

- Annual Season ticket loan

- Employee assistance programme

- Pension provision

- A Cash Healthcare Plan

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?

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Engagement Manager (North)

  • Full time
  • £27,540 – £30,933
  • Home based in North/central Scotland
  • Closing 21st March 2019

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 298,504 people living with diabetes in Scotland, and approximate 500,000 more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – why not join us?

Diabetes Scotland is seeking a results driven Regional Engagement Manager for the North of Scotland.

The post-holder will seek to influence health boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, hospitals and primary care. This will involve raising awareness and understanding of the impact of diabetes on individuals and their families as well as working collaboratively with partners to improve standards of diabetes care and reduce variations and inequalities. The role will also have a key focus on the Type 2 prevention and remission agendas.

A key element of the Regional Engagement manager role is to increase patient engagement so that patients are involved in shaping diabetes care in their local areas.

To succeed in this role you will require an in-depth, and up-to-date, knowledge of relevant policy and legislation and the health and social care landscape in Scotland. You will have proven skills in influencing and driving positive change with the gravitas to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including people living with diabetes, healthcare professionals, senior leaders within health and social care and local politicians. And you will have demonstrable experience in strategic planning and delivering results using on outcomes focussed approach/impact practice. You will need to be willing to travel extensively around Scotland and when required across the UK and have a clean UK driving license and access to car for work purposes.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual Season ticket loan
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
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