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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/05/2021.

Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Co-Ordinator

Job Reference: 358-3052648-CHI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Children's Hospital
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

10-12 month Fixed Term Post to cover Maternity Leave

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the East Midlands Teenage and Young Adult Integrated Cancer Service. We are looking to recruit a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator for 37.5 hours per week. This post is funded by Teenage Cancer Trust, and is a fixed term position to cover maternity leave for 10-12 months.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who must enjoy working with Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA), be emotionally resilient and have compassion, sensitivity and a sense of humour. Working as part of the TYA Multidisciplinary team and linking into existing wide-ranging patient services, the successful candidate will be based on the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit on Ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The post holder will be responsible for providing both individually tailored and group support both on and off the unit. Working in partnership with other YSC colleagues they will both lead and contribute to a wide range of appropriate recreational activities, to enable and encourage patients to socialise and remain active as young people throughout the cancer trajectory, living with and beyond cancer.

The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary, caring for 13 – 24 year olds, is one of three Teenage Cancer Trust units within the East Midlands Service which provides a home from home environment for TYA undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, symptom control and palliation. The TYA team understand that this is an impressionable time in the young person’s life and aims to provide specialist care and emotional support through their treatment and prepare them for the future. It aims to do this by putting the young person first, cancer diagnosis second.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Amelia Harding

Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse


For further details / informal visits contact:

Amelia Harding Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse 07812268501

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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