Engagement Officer

Engagement Officer

Ongoing role
J93220
At a glance

Skills

  • Campaigning
  • Event management
  • Public relations

Where

Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3nj
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? Any travel will be organised in advance and paid for by the charity once agreed

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
Benefits of working with us - Flexibility to work around your diary / 2 weeks holiday over Christmas Season Great Environment Supportive Peer Group

Deadline

31 Mar 2024

To be the ‘face’ of Northern Cancer Voices and be passionate about continuous service improvement. To identify opportunities to promote the voice of cancer patients and their carers.

What will you be doing?

You will have a very clear responsibility for ensuring that engagement with Northern Cancer Voices is meaningful and useful, and that groups/agencies are supported to engage effectively about their priorities and planning with NCV. Located in North East England

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Recruit, support and publish patient voices

  • Working with partners, advertise for and recruit new members, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to help ensure geographic, demographic and cancer type representation.
  • Maintain regular and ongoing support and contact with network members.
  • Deliver or facilitate training or other support to enable people to engage.

2. Facilitate engagement activity

  • Promote a positive image of Northern Cancer Voices in all engagement activities.
  • Develop and facilitate engagement activity through a variety of mechanisms, such as large meetings, smaller focus groups, telephone calls, conference calls, video calls, chat forums, closed social media threads, surveys, emails and letters.
  • Organise and facilitate an annual programme of meetings.
  • Manage and regularly update all social media channels.
  • Maintain accurate records and diary of all communications, meetings and provide up to date information to ensure a comprehensive record of all activities.
  • Ensure timely feedback to and from the membership.

Being able to drive and access to a car is essential if not in the immediate area.

What are we looking for?

Essential Requirements

1. An understanding of and commitment to the aims, principles and policies of Northern Cancer Voices.

2. An understanding of the issues faced by people affected by cancer.

3. The ability and experience of creating, developing and maintaining relationships across a wide variety of individuals, groups and organisations.

4. Excellent oral communication skills and the ability to communicate well with a wide cross section of people including members of the public, statutory agencies, VCSE organisations and communities through various means.

5. The ability to communicate effectively in writing with particular emphasis on preparing presentations, reports and producing engaging social media posts.

6. The ability to monitor and maintain own standards, prioritise work and meet deadlines and targets.

7. The ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively.

8. A flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a small team.

9. Excellent ICT skills and the ability to ensure the best use of IT systems and packages in the delivery of the project.

10. Current driving licence and the ability to travel across the North East & North Cumbria

What difference will you make?

You will help us reach out to the various communities to spread the word. Your networking and  contacts will help amplify the work already being done by an excellent team of volunteers and ensure that patient and carer voices are heard to make a difference,

Before you apply

  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions."
  • "Interviews will be an informal Teams chat with CEO"
Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 
    Small or unincorporated organisation

    Northern Cancer Voices. Established in September 2021, we are the voice of cancer patients in the Northeast and North Cumbria, working with anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis...