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Working for us
The Sick Children's Trust's team are passionate about making a difference to the lives of families with seriously ill children in hospital. We work together to provide emotional and practical support to families through our network of 'Homes from Home' at leading children's hospitals across the UK.

If you have a query about any of our current vacancies, or just wish to talk about job opportunities and internships, please contact us at info@sickchildrenstrust.org or call 020 7638 4066.

Job vacancies 

PR & Marketing Officer

Location: Head Office, London
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Job description

Working with the Head of Communications and the Senior PR and Marketing Officers, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a successful communications programme to increase public awareness and understanding of the charity. You will also use your initiative to grow campaigns and fundraising activity through social media, publicity and marketing, working closely with teams at Head Office and in the ‘Homes from Home’.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Managing the charity's social media channels, developing engaging content to inspire supporters
  • Working with our Community Fundraisers on press releases to secure maximum publicity for fundraising activities 
  • Designing marketing materials for use within our 'Homes from Home' and by our fundraisers
  • Managing our merchandise and promotional items, working with agencies
  • Supporting our Special Events and Corporate teams with celebrity liaison 
  • Reporting on press activity to measure impact

The candidate
You will have experience of working in a marketing, PR or communications role within a relevant organisation, such as a charity or agency. Keen to take on new responsibility and some project management in your role, you must be confident managing your own time and prioritising tasks and activities to meet deadlines. You must be a team player who is able to work collaboratively across teams, sharing ideas. 

You are also a pro-active individual who has a flexible approach to work and has excellent writing skills, attention to detail and organisational skills. This role will have direct contact with service users, so being able to work with sensitivity and empathy is essential, as is the ability to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

To apply: please send your CV alongside a short cover letter detailing why you are suitable to the role to Lizzie D'Angelo, Head of Communications. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing date: 9am Monday 20 November
Interviews: 16th – 17th November, 22nd – 23rd November

House Manager - Rainbow House
Location: Rainbow House, London
Hours: 30 hours
Job description and specification

We are looking for a House Manager who is friendly, hard-working and open-minded to join our team in our ‘Home from Home’ based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The House Manager has full accountability for the management of the house and key responsibilities include: welcoming new families to the house, liaising with ward personnel to prioritise families in need of accommodation, being supportive and understanding to families at all times and being alert to the security of the house whilst ensuring families understand the need for this. You will also be required to carry out some light domestic duties. The House Manager will work to The Sick Children’s Trust’s high standards to achieve consistent, excellent delivery of our duty of care and emotional support for the families that we accommodate. 

We need a special individual who is motivated, sensitive and will be supportive to families staying in the house. The role requires an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate excellent organisational, operational, leadership and motivational skills.

To apply: please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Sandra Peckham, House Operations Manager. For further information, please call 07885 909 736.
Closing date: 5pm, 20 November
Interviews will be held on 23 November
 
Volunteering vacancies
Guilford Street House volunteer - London
We’re looking for a volunteer to help support Tina, our House Manager at Guilford Street House. If you can spare a couple of hours a week, preferably on set days, Tina would love to hear from you. The role will include assisting Tina with all house duties, as well as participating in any fundraising events the house may be holding.

If this is something you would be interested in, and you can spare some time or would like more information, please contact tina@sickchildrenstrust.org.

Work experience
The Sick Children's Trust often provides work experience opportunities for individuals looking to gain experience in the charity sector, perhaps after study or a change in career. We host placement students from anything from one week to several months, and provide hands-on experience across different charity functions. For example, we have previously partnered with universities to host students on funded placements during their summer breaks. 

All our opportunities are bespoke and developed in discussion with the university, college or individual. We do not pay placement or work experience students, but we do contribute to travel and lunch expenses. For more information, please email info@sickchildrenstrust.org.  

My experience

Caroline Land volunteered with our Special Events team for three months: “Working for The Sick Children's Trust was such a great experience. I'm keen to carve a career in events so this voluntary role gave me a great insight into the process of event planning from start to finish. 

“I worked on the charity's Supper Club event and was fully involved in its development - meeting with the venue, ironing out details, organising schedules and seeing everything come together. Being present on the night of the Supper Club was an honour and it was wonderful to see first-hand how my hard work had helped the charity host such a successful fundraising event.

“The team in head office were very welcoming and made my time at The Sick Children's Trust really enjoyable. Volunteering at the charity helped to broaden my experience within the events arena and I am proud that my work in the Special Events team will go some way towards supporting many more families with seriously ill children.”

 
Intern Caroline Land and our Supper Club event
 
Christmas Carol Service support
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