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Manchester Charity Support Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: Young Lives vs Cancer

  • 5 people are interested

Could you give 4 hours a week to make a real difference to the lives of young cancer patients and their families?

When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family. At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at university, life becomes full of fear.   

There are many small organisations that help families with a child that has a life threatening illness, by providing grants, holidays or wishes. We want our families to take advantage of this but applying for this extra support can often be overwhelming or another thing on the to do list at a stressful time in their lives.

That’s where you come in. Could you support our families to apply for grants, holidays and wishes?

What you’ll be doing     

  You’ll be working directly with our families who are known to the Young Lives vs Cancer Service in Manchester to help them apply to organisations which can offer grants, treats, wishes or holidays to make the cancer journey more manageable. Your role will be both researching and identifying organisations offering additional practical support (such as additional grants) and practical opportunities for joy (wish granting and special offers ), and then supporting families to apply to these organisations .  

This will include:  

Speaking with families and young people via email and telephone   

Liaising with organisations to find the best solution for the family’s needs, including information gathering to ensure the organisation can meet the family’s needs  

Helping our families fill in application and referral forms   

Liaising with YLvsC social work team in Manchester to ensure information needed for a referral is gathered in a timely manner .  

Reporting back to the YLvsC social work team in Manchester to ensure recording of your contact and work with families and organisations is up to date  

Record all contact with our families in order for our YLvsC social work team in Manchester to maintain the family’s records  

Research and liaise with charities and new sources of support for families with guidance from the social work team  

Liaise and contact with the different medical teams at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust for clinical admin support. There is scope and opportunity in this role for development into liaising with other charities.  

With the support of the Manchester Young Lives vs Cancer Social Work team you will make a tangible difference for children with a cancer diagnosis and their families     

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About Young Lives vs Cancer


4th Floor, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, United Kingdom BS1 2NT, GB

Mission Statement

Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them. We’ve been there before. We’ll face it all, together.


When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family.
At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.
At Young Lives vs Cancer, we get that. We are the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.
We know everyone's different, so we work hard to make sure each family has what they need to get through cancer. Children and young people with cancer deserve the same opportunities as anyone else. We’ll always have their back, because we’ve been there before.
Powered by the kindness of our supporters, we’ll face it all together .


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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week during office hours
  • You will need to complete an application form and, if successful, provide two references and complete an enhanced DBS check for this role.  

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