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Community Engagement Lead at CATS (Cancer Awareness for Teens and Twenties)

CATS believe that all young people should be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, and how to check themselves, so that’s what CATS are here for. CATS aim to empower these young people to be comfortable enough with themselves and their bodies to know when something is up, and when to go and see a doctor.

Overview of the role
A one-of-a-kind project in partnership with the NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This project will be delivered in the City of Salford through informal cancer awareness workshops to young people. These workshops will be used to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, risk factors, and incidence rates, and focus on personal empowerment so young people can understand changes to their body, and visit a GP with confidence. You’ll run the project day-to-day from developing workshops, engaging with the community, and conducting an ongoing evaluation of the project.

This project (therefore this position) is being externally funded and will commence for 12 months from the start date of employment. CATS as a charity will need to uphold the funder’s SMART targets, some of these are reflected in the following roles. A full project brief will be provided to the successful candidate.

The successful applicant will:
Be crazy about CATS – passionate about the cause and care about the work CATS are doing.
Be creative and innovative; offering a wide range of ideas.
Have the ability to work independently and use initiative.
Have great written and verbal communication skills and be able to deliver information in a clear unambiguous way.

Things to know before you apply:
The team is only two strong at the moment, meaning the successful applicant will be the third/fourth person employed by CATS (as CATS are currently recruiting 2 roles).
CATS are a youth led organisation, so appreciate fresh and new ideas in all areas of the work.
The candidate must be able to drive and have their own car to use for work.

This opportunity is office based (Manchester city centre/Salford) and CATS will not consider remote working.

For more information and to apply click here

Contract Type: 
Contract Term: 
Hours: 
37.5 hours per week
Salary: 
£18,000 - £21,000 per annum
Location: 
Manchester and Salford
Deadline: 
9 February, 2020 (All day)