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Band 6 Young Adult Worker

Job Reference: 391-6162-T-AE

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Renal Service
Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inclusive of HCAS

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

We want to appoint a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Young Adult Worker for an exciting opportunity to further develop and deliver our service which has been designed around the needs of young adults with renal disease who attend specialist services at the Royal Free and University College London Hospitals.

The Young Adult Worker will contribute to the development of busy services for young adults attending specialist Nephrology and Nephro-Urology clinics. They will deliver targeted and individualised support to young adults (18–30 years) known to both adult renal services and those transitioning to our services from children’s Hospitals, predominantly Great Ormond's Street Hospital in London. As well as individual and group work, this post offers the opportunity to raise awareness within clinical and nursing teams of the issues young adults living with kidney disease face, to provide opportunities for young adults to offer feedback about the care and support they receive.

We are looking for a qualified youth worker (or equivalent) with appropriate qualifications and extensive experience of working with young adults, ideally with those with medical issues and long term conditions. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and influence others are essential as well as an understanding of the health and social issues faced by young adults with chronic illness.

Unfortunately we will not be able to take telephone enquiries but shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to find out more and come for an informal visit prior to interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sarah Afuwape (

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By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we require you to complete your stat and Man e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

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Communication will be via our 3rd party e-recruitment system.

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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