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Work for The Grand Appeal and you’ll do more than just a job. The work we do really makes a difference and together, we have the power to change lives.

As one of Bristol’s most loved charities with significant local and international impact, The Grand Appeal is now at an exciting stage. Having generated over £50 million to support the hospital, and dedicated to continuous growth, we are diversifying to create three exceptional opportunities to join our award-winning team. Candidates will share our vision of making life the very best it can be for sick children. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. We have ambitious goals, and the good news is we are helping more children than ever. Work with us and you’ll do more than you ever thought possible.

Grand Appeal Family Support Practitioner

Up to 35 hours per week

£27,052 per annum (pro rata if part time)

As part of our expansion of our Family Support Service, we are hiring a proactive, pragmatic, and energetic individual for the new role of Family Support Practitioner.

Based in Bristol Children’s Hospital and in St Michael’s Hospital, the successful applicant will work alongside clinical teams, allied health professionals and third sector partners to offer a high level of emotional, practical and financial support to parents and carers of children being treated in the hospital.

Working alongside the Family Support team and The Grand Appeal’s family support service, the successful applicant will help to pilot a new service model to expand and progress the level of support currently available to families.

Bristol Children’s Hospital covers the largest geographic area of any children’s hospital in England, treating more than 100,000 young patients each year. For over 20 years, The Grand Appeal has worked in partnership with the hospital to support the amazing patients and their families, and the staff that care for them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Family Support Practitioner will be a registered professional with experience in health or social care with families (e.g. nursing, allied health professions or social work), together with a good understanding of the statutory entitlements for both parents and patients in relation to health related benefits and support. Clinical supervision is also provided through the hospital psychology service.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and, above all hold a commitment to supporting families’ short and long-term needs.

For more information, please contact Lisa Smith on 0117 342 8065 or Anna Shepherd on 0117 927 3888.

Please apply here.

Closing Date: 28th January

Interview Date: 7th February

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Finance Assistant

We are looking for a conscientious and dedicated finance professional with two years’ experience in a financial role and an individual with the ability to work alongside and communicate with all teams throughout the organisation. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

You will be responsible for maintaining and establishing new finance processes, working alongside the Finance Business Manager to implement new reporting and financial analysis. You will also provide confident and innovative finance solutions across the organisation which will support our organisation and help generate additional funds for the charity.

If you’d like to apply, click here to download the job specification and cover letter. Simply fill this out and return with your CV to [email protected] Please note that any applications received without a covering letter will not be considered.

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Grand Appeal Finance Assistant