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Project Coordinator

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting time to join Diabetes UK. We have an ambitious new strategy and the demand for engaging with communities at increased risk of developing diabetes is a priority for us.

We are currently delivering ambitious plans to reach more people through our Community Champions programmes. Community Champions are volunteers who provide information and support on diabetes management and risk. The programmes are delivered in partnership with local NHS and local authorities.

The successful candidate will help us deliver a Community Champions programme across Surrey Heartlands to tackle the diabetes crisis whilst making a real and meaningful difference to the lives of people with diabetes or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders including providers, GP practices, and established community and faith groups.
  • Map key community locations within the identified areas to recruit a pool of committed Community Champions who can undertake engagement activities on prevention and management of diabetes.              
  • Recruit twenty high-calibre Community Champions (volunteers) from diverse backgrounds to undertake Diabetes UK Community Champions training, prior to supporting engagement within communities.
  • Organise and help deliver two-day training sessions for Community Champions provided by Diabetes UK.
  • Plan monitoring and evaluation with Projects Officer and provide support to Community Champions to comply with all requirements.
  • Produce performance reports and provide administrative support to the Advisory Group.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about tackling inequalities in diabetes care.
  • An excellent communicator.
  • Creative and confident in putting forward new ideas and ways of working
  • Confident in analysing a range of health data to highlight priority areas for change within local health economies.

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 £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance 

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. 

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? 

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