Family Support Assistant – for London based children’s charity


  • Part Time
  • London

Website The Brompton Fountain

Children’s charity at Royal Brompton Hospital

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our successful charity, dedicated to supporting seriously ill children at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Family Support Assistant, to assist in providing excellent delivery of core charity support services and projects for patients aged 0 to 25, and their families. This will include working directly with children and young people to provide activities, treats and gifts, upkeep of the family kitchens (restocking amenities and tidying spaces) and preparations for parties and events.

Based in our dedicated charity office and children’s ward at Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, London (Please check the location is suitable for you before applying). Some work will be undertaken off site on occasion (special events and activities).

15 hours per week (including occasional weekend work)
12 month contract, with view to extending after review (with 13 week probationary period)

Person Specification

Must have experience of working/volunteering with children/young people/families
Good IT skills, including competence in Microsoft Office products.
Excellent written and spoken English
Excellent organisational skills
Basic knowledge of current social media networks including Facebook and Twitter
Must have good personal and communication skills
Must be able to work regular hours and be able to travel to the hospital on a regular basis
Excellent references will be required

Eligibility

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this position.

Enhanced DBS check will be completed by the charity for the successful applicant.

About Us

The Brompton Fountain is a registered charity supporting the paediatric units and patients within Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals (part of Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust). We work very closely with the other hospital teams including the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), main children’s ward, the Playroom, Paediatric outpatient departments and Hospital school.

Our aim is to help improve the quality of life for young patients and their families in hospital and at home by funding specialist equipment, improving the environment and facilities and providing vital resources that are outside the NHS remit.

As a charity we support the whole family as we understand how having a child with a serious health condition can impact on everyone.

Equal opportunities employer – Registered Charity No 1110339

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For a full job description/more information please contact: Chief Executive – Trudy Nickels at trudyn@thebromptonfountain.org.uk or 07739 017639.

You are providing your personal information to The Brompton Fountain and Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals (part of Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) for the purposes of staff administration; administration of membership records (Foundation Trust Membership); crime prevention and prosecution of offenders; National Fraud initiative and occupational health purposes and by applying for this post you hereby consent to the charity and Trust processing of your personal data as outlined above.

Closing date: 30th March 2022

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