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Join our team and make a big difference for children with IBD, and their families.

Thanks to Global’s Make Some Noise, we are excited to be recruiting for this important new role at the heart of our work supporting children with IBD and their families.

family support worker

salary: £32,000 per annum
location: Home-based with UK-wide travel including regular visits to CICRA office in Surrey
type: Temporary for one year with possibility of becoming permanent, subject to funding
hours: Full-time, 35 hrs per week, usually Mon-Fri office hours with some evenings & weekends.

about the role
Thanks to Global’s Make Some Noise, we are excited to be recruiting for this important new role at the heart of our work supporting children with IBD and their families.

This role has initially been funded for one year and extension beyond the 12 month period will be subject to securing funding, but the charity sees this role as critical to the future growth and development of our support for children with IBD and their families.

This role delivers a step change in CICRA’s support services, in response to feedback from children and families. Using a variety of methods from face to face, group sessions, digital and telephone, this role and the wider project will provide essential emotional and practical support for children with crohns and colitis, and their families. It will help them come to terms with the diagnosis of a lifelong condition, and how to lead as normal a life as possible. The support will provide children, parents and siblings with ways to deal with the emotional and practical difficulties that come from inflammatory bowel disease, and help them develop resilience and confidence to overcome any negative social attitudes in education and their community.

CICRA provides a supportive network for families with a child with IBD. Whilst we do not offer direct professional support, we currently offer a listening ear service. On a daily basis, we respond to parent or carer requests for support, which normally take the form of providing requested information, putting them in touch with someone who has had a similar experience, or signposting to professional support services.

You will be a self-motivated individual, an excellent communicator and team player. You will have the ability to deal with sensitive and emotive conversations in a calm, compassionate and respectful manner. We are particularly interested in candidates that have previous experience in a family support, healthcare, education or social work setting, or experience in a related area.

This is a great opportunity to make a significant impact for children and young people with IBD and their families, helping to make their lives better.

how to apply

If you would like an informal chat about the role, our organisation or our future plans, please email our CEO on to arrange a time.

To apply, download and read the recruitment pack, which has the full job description and person specification. Please submit a copy of your CV with a two page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the opportunity and how you meet the person specification, by 25th February 2019, to

Closing date: Monday 25th February 2019, 12 noon

first round interviews: week commencing 11th March 2019
second round interviews: week commencing 18th March 2019

Please be aware, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified

CICRA FSW Recruitment Pack - Jan 2019

no agencies please