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Head of Care

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Right across the UK we campaign to fight diabetes, and support the NHS, people living with diabetes and health professionals to work together to help improve diabetes care and outcomes for people living with and at risk of diabetes. As Head of Care you’ll lead a talented team to support the charity in bringing about positive change so that diabetes can do no harm. 

We have a brilliant and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our ‘Connected Working’ framework which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role of course.  We do not dictate the number of days you have to attend the office.

Interview Date: 19 August 2022

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.  You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@diabetes.org.uk


Role Responsibility

You will be a central part of the Diabetes UK leadership community, providing direction and leading work to develop knowledge and understanding about diabetes care and prevention across the charity. You will be responsible for ensuring that Diabetes UK remains a credible and trusted organisation, providing expert diabetes advice and support to the wider organisation to achieve our strategic outcomes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes. 
This is a busy and varied role, working with a diverse range of leaders, teams and partners to influence, spread good practice and drive change that benefits people affected by diabetes. You will be a key ambassador, leading a talented and diverse team to translate good practice into other team plans. A key part of the role will be building strong relationships with colleagues and healthcare professionals to assure accurate messaging which has the voice of those affected by diabetes at its heart.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be an exceptional and inspirational leader, with a passion for diabetes knowledge and using it to connect with others to improve diabetes care.  The successful candidate will be a registered healthcare professional, with experience of working in diabetes care. You will have experience of working across multiple teams, supporting and supervising team members. You will be organised, pay close attention to detail and have the ability to work under your own initiative. Your strong communication skills will enable you to collaborate with others to inform, advise and enable others to improve care standards.  

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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