Beatson Cancer Charity
Beatson Cancer Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC044442

Beatson Cancer Charity supports and enhances the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families, in particular Beatson patients, working in partnership with the NHS, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and related facilities.

Current vacancies

PR & Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd November 2019

PR & Communications Officer

At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are currently seeking a temporary PR and Communications Officer to support the Communications and Marketing team in highlighting the work of Beatson Cancer Charity and strengthening the organisation’s brand and reputation across external and internal audiences. This role is offered on a temporary basis, approximately 12 months, to cover a period of maternity leave.

Key Responsibilities

• Write, co-ordinate and issue media and photo releases, briefing materials and features

• Organise and manage press conferences, interviews, photo calls and media visits as required

• Deliver a fast and accurate response to media enquiries

• Ensure all media work reflects the Charity’s values, strategy and core beliefs

• Supervise and be responsible for up-to-date media monitoring and archiving including external subscriptions; evaluating media coverage and PR activity for internal and external reports or for project evaluations

• Develop and maintain a strong network of media contacts and journalists, ensuring contacts are kept up-to date in a central database

• Develop and maintain good relationships with NHS communication team

• Manage relationships with suppliers for cost efficiency and deadlines adherence

• Work closely with other communications and marketing colleagues regarding online content and campaigns in order to support media activity

• Lead on and execute PR for campaigns

• Develop and maintain key relationships with NHS and Beatson staff members as well as patients to source case studies or relevant content for all marketing and communication channels

• Lead on the delivery of employee/volunteer communications in Beatson Cancer Charity – newsletters etc.

• Lead on the editorial and content aspect of external newsletters and publications

• Monitor and encourage increased internal engagement via Facebook Workplace.

Essential Candidate Criteria

• At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar role with an agency, journalism, corporate or Charity background

• A superior knowledge of the media environment and editorial procedures in Scotland

• Experience of creating and maintaining relationships with key decision makers, politicians, influencers and journalists

• An advanced writing ability and an understanding of the techniques employed in content creation

• Tested project management skills and the capability to prioritise tasks under tight deadlines

• Experience of producing internal communications that translate organisational strategy and motivate staff and/or volunteers.

What to expect from us?

• Temporary contract for at least 12 months covering a period of maternity leave

• Working 35 hours per week with flexibility to work evenings and weekends, when required

• 40 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays) per annum

• Employer pension contribution of 7% and employee pension contribution of 3%

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Podiatrist

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th August 2019

At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are seeking a qualified Podiatrist to provide podiatry services to patients within the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (BWoSCC) and Beatson related facilities within the Queen Elizabeth University, New Victoria, Royal Alexandra and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, certified by a recognised teaching organisation. It would be an advantage to have a qualification in Reflexology, Reiki or other Complementary therapies at Diploma, HND, SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide podiatry services to patients and family members within BWoSCC and at Beatson related facilities;
  • Provide advice to patients on foot care during their cancer treatment;
  • Ensure provision of treatments to the highest standards of quality and care;
  • Demonstrate compassion and understanding of the challenges facing cancer patients;
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of podiatry in relation to the care of cancer patients with active, progressive and advanced disease;
  • Ability to work within a team sharing and communicating information to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care; • Work as an integral member of the Patient and Family Support team;
  • Support the training requirements of new staff and volunteers;
  • Build relationships across the BWoSCC and related facilities with NHS staff and other partners and stakeholders to promote and develop the integration of services;
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures;
  • To identify new opportunities for Patient and Family Support to expand and develop;
  • To support and mentor students attending for placement experience.

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • BSc (Hons) in Podiatry
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Computer literate with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Person Specification
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Energetic to support transportation of patients between wards and Wellbeing Centre/treatment rooms
  • Proactive approach to challenges
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
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Philanthropy Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th September 2019

Be Part of Something Special. Be Part of Team Beatson.

Team Beatson is looking for an exceptional individual with a demonstrable track record in high-value fundraising and a deep passion and belief in the power of philanthropy to make extraordinary and otherwise impossible things happen.

Beatson Cancer Charity is dedicated to ensuring people diagnosed with cancer in the West of Scotland receive the very best care and treatment possible. The charity has soared since our launch in 2014. Our services are treasured by Beatson patients and their families while the relevance and urgency of our mission resonates strongly with donors across Scotland and the UK.

We are planning a succession of ambitious initiatives to bring world-class capabilities to the Beatson and add a margin of excellence to the already outstanding work of our clinicians.

The charity already benefits enormously from fantastic Community, Corporate, Event, and Individual Giving fundraising and is growing a skilful and passionate Philanthropy team to inspire high-value donors with our vision. Operating at the intersection of traditional charity, clinical care and academic research, this team secures investments across our five philanthropic themes: Life-saving Research, Transformational Technology, Clinical Excellence, Patient Wellbeing, and Practical Care and Comfort.

The role

Our philanthropy approach recognises the close synergies and inter-relationships between all high-value donor fundraising streams and unites traditional disciplines in a progressive and integrated manner where the major donor discipline is the overarching methodology.

The role may appeal to a Foundations or Grant-seeker specialist who wishes to take their already advanced skills to the next level by developing the ability and confidence to artfully work with major donors and senior volunteers. Equally it could appeal to a Major Donor specialist who wishes to hone their skills in working with institutional grant-makers and developing compelling funding proposals.

Minimum requirements for the post holder:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Commitment to the aims of the Beatson Cancer Charity and to meeting the needs of people affected by cancer.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in fundraising from foundations and other grantmakers and/or securing gifts from individuals.
  • The skill and confidence to artfully ask people for money.
  • A relentlessly positive, driven and professional manner.
  • Membership of the Institute of Fundraising.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Scottish and wider UK grant-making sector
  • Experience of relationship management: corporates, charitable trusts, grant-makers and high net worth individuals.
  • Flexibility with regard to own role and contribution to organisation.
  • Understanding of the Fundraising Codes of Practice as defined by the Institute of Fundraising.
  • Understanding of legislation and regulations as they apply to fundraising and associated activities eg HR, Health and Safety and Environmental Health.
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Community Fundraiser x 2 posts

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2019

At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

Role Purpose As a Community & Schools Fundraiser, you will be expected to play a key part in the delivery of our Community Fundraising strategy to deliver significant income for the charity. You will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong network of local community supporters whilst having a proactive and hands-on approach. Experience in a similar role is essential.

Key Responsibilities

• Implement effective fundraising techniques to reach agreed income targets in line with the community fundraising strategy.

• Identify and develop community fundraising activity.

• Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds that they raise.

• Proactively contact schools, community groups and clubs to develop and maximise fundraising activity.

• Liaison with our Marketing & Communications team to develop relevant promotional materials, publications and identify appropriate PR opportunities.

• Develop brand awareness and perception whilst protecting the organisations reputation.

• Deliver presentations to our community supporters whilst promoting the charity’s work and services by attending schools and partnership events.

• Ensure best practice in line with the Institute of Fundraising Code of Fundraising practice, charity law, OSCR guidelines and other legal requirements.

Essential Candidate Criteria

• Minimum two years relevant experience in fundraising or a similar role.

• Engaging and enthusiastic.

• Ability to self-organise, prioritise and meet deadlines.

• Strong presentation skills.

• Hold a current driving licence.

• A commitment to the vision, mission and ethos of the charity.

• Knowledge and experience of using relevant communications software, including contact management databases.

What to expect from us?

• x 1 Full time, permanent contract & x 1 Full time, 12 month fixed-term contract (Mat cover).

• Working hours 35 hours per week with flexibility to work regular evenings and weekends.

• You will receive 40 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays).

• Employer pension contribution of 7% and employee pension contribution 3%.

• The opportunity to work in a fun and vibrant team.

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Complementary Therapist

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th October 2019

At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.

We are seeking an experienced and qualified Complimentary Therapist to join our Wellbeing team within The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all its related facilities.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide a range of complementary therapies to patients, family members and staff within the BWoSCC and related facilities.

• Ensure provision of therapies to the highest standards of quality and care.

• Demonstrate a sound understanding of complementary therapies in relation to the care of patients with active, progressive and advanced medical conditions.

• Demonstrate compassion and understanding of the challenges facing patients with complex medical conditions.

• Ability to work within a team sharing and communicating information to ensure patients receive highest quality of care.

• Support the training requirements of new staff and volunteers.

• Build relationships across the BWoSCC and related facilities with NHS and other partners and stakeholders to promote and develop the integration of services.

Essential Candidate Criteria

• HND in Complementary Therapies or equivalent, certified by a recognised teaching organisation.

• Energetic to support transportation of patients between the wards and the Wellbeing Centre/treatment rooms.

• Sound understanding of complementary therapies in relation to the care of patients with active, progressive and advanced medical conditions.

• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

• Computer literate with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

• Experience in a similar role.

Desirable

• Hold a driving licence and have access to a car at all times for business use.

• Stress Management Qualification.

Person Specification

• Excellent organisational and time management skills.

• Excellent communication and teamwork experience.

• Proactive approach to challenges.

• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills.

• Self-motivated with a positive attitude.

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