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Jobs at the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

We are currently recruiting for two roles.

Support Worker

Salary: £26,000.00 – £30,000.00 (pro rata)
Contract: Permanent, part-time (3 days, 22.5 hours per week)
Location: Birmingham

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT), a small, dynamic charity committed to supporting families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma (Rb). We are looking for an experienced and committed professional to work with families, children and individuals, providing support and information from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond.

You will do this through face-to-face contact along with email, telephone and relevant social media platforms. You will provide emotional support, practical advice, opportunities for members to meet with each other as well as signposting to additional information on finances, benefits and specialist support from partner organisations. You will work closely and integrate professionally with the specialist team at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

You will have significant experience in supporting families and a relevant qualification in health, education or social care. We are looking for a self-starter, with exceptional empathy and direct experience of working with families with a child with varied and serious needs. Professional, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will also have significant experience of establishing strong working relationships with other professionals.

This is a challenging and highly rewarding role at the heart of the services provided by the charity. It provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced and committed individual with exceptional support skills who will continue our work providing the highest levels of support for individuals and families impacted by this aggressive eye cancer.

For further details including the full Job Description and Person Specification, please download and view the Recruitment Pack.

How to appy

Please email recruit@chect.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the role. The deadline for applications is 12th July however, interviews will be held for the most qualified candidates as soon as possible so please do not delay your application.

Office and Finance Manager (maternity cover)

Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
Contract: Maternity cover (11-13 months), full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Aldgate East, London

Job Description

This is an important and exciting role in a small, focused charity suitable for a professional office manager with finance and bookkeeping experience. We are looking for a confident, passionate individual who has strong IT skills, is experienced in financial management, well organised and able to communicate professionally and effectively at all levels.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the efficient and smooth running of the office, provide administrative support to the CEO, staff team, and board of trustees and support the work of the trust. You will become involved in everything from the services we provide to our fundraising activities and members’ events.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the day to day financial records of the charity including bookkeeping, invoicing, budget reporting, banking, reconciliations and the line management of one member of staff.

Main responsibilities:

1. Office and Information management
• Managing the day-to-day efficient running of the office
• Line Management of the administrative assistant
• Ensuring efficient systems are in place for the management of information and communication within the trust.
• Updating the database and running queries and reports as necessary
• Supporting any office volunteers.
• Acting as the first point of contact in the office, answering calls, email enquiries, fulfilling information requests and directing enquiries to the most appropriate source of help.
• Nominated health and safety representative.

2. Finance and Bookkeeping
• Monitoring income, including banking donations, coding and accurate record keeping.
• Managing expenditure, including raising cheques and arranging bank transfers for paying invoices. Processing all invoices and requests for payment and resolving all supplier enquiries.
• Keeping track of bank balances, checking interest rates of accounts and updating bank account mandates and signatories.
• Recording financial transactions on both CRM and financial systems.
• Working alongside external finance person to ensure timely and accurate management accounts and financial reporting.
• Ensuring financial policies and procedures are accurate and up to date.

3. Trustee and staff support
• With CEO, manage the administration of the recruitment and induction of new staff and trustees.
• Preparing, printing and circulating papers for the board meetings and support for the sub committees as required.
• Supporting the recruitment and induction of the trustee board.
• Supporting the staff team and managing the administration for the team meetings.

4. Events
• Taking the lead in organising our highly successful biannual Members Weekend
• Organising internal meetings and events.
• Providing admin support for all member and national events.

For further details please also download and read the Person Specification:

How to appy

Please email recruit@chect.org.uk with your CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the role. The deadline for applications is 5th August however we will be calling the best candidates for interview as soon as possible so don’t delay your application.