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Young People and Families Coordinator

Location: Home based with travel across the Manchester area
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £24,500 pro rata pa (£14,700 pro rata’d) + £300 Home Working Allowance + Benefits
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: by midnight 28 October

Download the job description and person specification (Word 46.3KB)


We’re looking for a Young People and Families Coordinator to work with the paediatric rheumatology multi-disciplinary team to engage with and support young people and their families, both in a clinic environment and at activities and events.

About the role

We work with some of the country’s leading paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology clinics to transform the lives of young people diagnosed with arthritis. Our events, activities and support, work alongside the medical team to complement the care provided. This can help rebuild confidence, social networks and hope for the future that can all suffer as a result of being diagnosed with arthritis.

The service has been developing at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital since 2017, in this role you will build on what has already been established with the paediatric rheumatology team.

There are diverse stake-holders for this service and as our Young People and Families coordinator you will need to be equally comfortable working with young people (12-18), their families, volunteers, staff and clinicians. Your working week will be varied and the role will require you to switch between multi-disciplinary team meetings in the hospital, supporting young people 1:1 with practical issues, to planning and co-delivering activities and volunteer training with colleagues based in other parts of the country. You will be required to travel across the Manchester area with easy access to attending Royal Manchester Children’s hospital on a weekly basis.

We are committed to creating a safe environment for everyone who uses our services and to managing our business in a way which minimises the risk of abuse occurring and promoting the safety of people that we have contact with. Therefore, this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Key requirements

Our ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Experience of working with young people who have additional needs and their families
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of organising and delivering events
  • An understanding of Safeguarding
  • An awareness of issues facing young people with long term health conditions
  • Presentation and groupwork skills
  • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of people
  • Self- motivated, disciplined and organised to efficiently work from home
  • The ability to vary core hours to meet needs of the service, this includes some weekend work.
  • Available to work at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Tuesdays from 8.30am

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. Completed application form (Word 20.2KB), clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification (Word 46.3KB)
  2. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Sally Vincent, Young People and Families Service Manager on 07834 418453.

Email your completed application by midnight 28 October to


Interviews expected: 7 November in Manchester

About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 10 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

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