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National Care Advisor – Northern Ireland

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join the Diabetes UK NI team and make a difference for people living with diabetes. You will play an integral role in this small, dynamic team ensuring people living with diabetes have a voice in all we do, supporting healthcare professionals, and working closely with the Diabetes Network to ensure the delivery of better diabetes services. 

Interviews: w/c 7 September 2020

Role Responsibility

As the National Care Advisor you will be responsible for promoting improvements in diabetes-related health care delivery. You will work across Northern Ireland building strong links in all Trusts and will work in partnership with people living with diabetes to ensure all our work and messages are informed directly by their lived experience. As the National Care Advisor you will work closely with healthcare professionals ensuring they have timely access to resources and promoting evidence-based best practice. You will be responsible for leading on the meaningful engagement of people living with diabetes in the Diabetes Network ensuring that their experience is embedded in service design and delivery processes. You will also provide clinical advice for events for children and adults with Type 1 across the UK.    

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, a Registered Nurse or Dietitian with experience in diabetes care (preferably at specialist level) and will have proven experience of working in a healthcare environment. 

You should be highly motivated to work collaboratively with colleagues, both internally and externally, to ensure the best outcomes for people living with diabetes. You will have a high level of personal credibility and will be highly skilled in communicating with a range of audiences. You will be experienced in networking with proven negotiating and influencing skills, and in supporting people to influence systems and processes using a range of engagement skills.

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)
  • 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

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

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

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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