Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating and incurable disease, which affects 70,00 people in the UK. We support people affected by pulmonary fibrosis and invest in research to find a cure.
We are a young, energetic and ambitious charity.
Do you have the skills and passion we need? If so we want to hear from you.
Peer Support and Advisory Service Lead
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about enabling patients and carers to drive change? We are looking for an exceptional candidate to develop and deliver our Peer Support & Advisory Service, so that many more people find the reassurance, advice and information which helps them to manage the challenges that life with PF brings.
In the UK, 70,000 people live with pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive life-changing condition which limits a person’s breathing, mobility and daily life. There is no known cure and little support for families who can feel very alone and anxious. We are determined to change that, by funding research to find a cure, campaigning for access to treatments,and providing information and peer support so that no-one has to face PF alone.
Building on the success of our support line and telephone befriender pilot scheme, our new our service will develop a network of volunteers, including telephone befrienders and first responders and research champions.
Are you the person that can help us develop and deliver this service? You are likely to be a relevant health professional and/or have significant experience of running and promoting a helpline, volunteer programme or similar service in a health or charity context. If that sounds like you we would love to hear from you.
Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, travel across the UK will be a feature of the role, so you’ll need to be comfortable working both digitally and in person, building relationships with existing volunteers and developing new ones.
Location will be home-based and flexible, but you will need good accessibility by road and rail to travel throughout your region to meet with volunteers, support groups and health teams. Regular travel to the Peterborough office will also be required.
If you have any questions about the appointment and would find it helpful to have an informal conversation, please contact the National Support Manager, Debra Chand at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a call.
To make an application please provide the following by email to email@example.com with ‘Peer Support and Advisory Service Lead’ in the subject title by Tuesday 4 May - 10am:
· Your CV (no more than three sides)
· A supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4, minimum font size 11) that sets out why this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria (in part one of the person specification)
· Details of two referees: your last or current employer plus a personal referee who has known you for at least two years. Both will be contacted only after an informal offer has been made. Please include their phone and email as well as a brief description of how they know you.
· We would be grateful if you disclosed your current salary details, but this is at your discretion.
Applications without a supporting statement will not be shortlisted.