Together for Short Lives
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Community Outreach Worker – fixed term contract

ENEI Disability Confident
Post date
20 July 2022
Closing date
1 August 2022
Office based in Birmingham
Circa £33 000 dependent on experience
up to 35 hours per week
Contact email

Together for Short Lives is the UK charity to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Together for Short Lives team as a Community Outreach Worker on our three-year charity partnership with Morrisons. Your role as a Community Outreach Worker is to engage with families of children with life limiting conditions, in particular families in black and minority ethnic communities and from cultural and social backgrounds who are harder to reach and may find it more challenging to uptake palliative care services. You will help to link families with children’s palliative care services in the region as well as other regional services and national services provided through the Together for Short Lives Family Support Hub. You will work directly with these communities to understand what support is needed, developing links with professionals and services and creating opportunities for joint working.

Based at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak Birmingham within the family service team, you will be employed by Together for Short Lives but work closely with the hospice team. You will link in with community champions in local Morrisons stores, organising and facilitating opportunities for families to engage in memory making/fun activities, and share their story.

About you

We are seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic and inspiring individual who has the ability to communicate and engage confidently and professionally with families, colleagues and professionals. You will be committed to collaboration and partnership working, demonstrating excellent people and engagement skills to forge new relationships with a range of organisations and services. Working for a national charity in a new and unique role, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in children’s palliative care and help to improve the quality of lives for children with palliative care needs, and their families.

Please note that the role will be based at Acorns Children’s Hospice with travel in the region. There will also be some national travel to our office in Bristol. The post holder must hold a full, clean driver’s license.

What we offer

We offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and a staff assistance programme.

Together for Short Lives are open to discuss flexible working arrangements including job shares.

We are always looking for talented people, and welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief and sexual orientation. We particularly encourage applications from those with disabilities or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the charity sector.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please email to arrange a convenient time.

To apply

Please complete the forms below and email them to by 9am on the 1 August 2022:

Together for Short Lives is a Disability Confident Employer. We also offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you qualify do complete this form and return with your application. Guaranteed Interview Scheme form

Interviews will be held on 18th August at Acorns Hospice in Birmingham

No agencies or media sales enquiries please.


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