Salary: £22,733

Contract: Fixed term until 31 May 2022

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Closing Date: 13 May 2021

Interview Dates: 24 & 27 May 2021

(Please note that due to Covid-19 all our interviews are taking place virtually for the foreseeable future).

 Are you looking for a role where your skills can directly benefit tens of thousands of families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people?  Would you like to join a team that is determined to continue to provide vital services to those in need during these unprecedented times?


The role

As Referrer Engagement Officer (Children in Need) you will support the Partnership Manager (Children in Need) in the successful recruitment, engagement and administration of the network of professional referrers across the region who complete applications to the Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (EEP).

Main duties include:

  • Supporting the recruitment and induction of referrers for Children in Need EEP Fund.
  • Conducting referrer induction activity with a range of external stakeholders and organisations.
  • You will also maintain and continually improve induction and engagement materials for referrers and arrange and conduct face to face referrer engagement activities both virtually and in person, creating and developing content and materials to achieve the outcomes of the Engagement Plan.

About you

To be considered for this role you must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent social and influencing skills including the ability to build positive relationships externally and internally.  You must be able to work to deadlines and have proven time management skills and being to manage multiple priorities effectively.  For this role you need to be willing to travel regularly (including regular overnight stays).  You must be resilient with a willingness to work independently and flexibly.


How to apply

If you are interested please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification to [email protected]

For more information, please download the Referrer Engagement Officer job description.


About us

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.  Last year, we provided 150,000 grants or services to families across the UK.  We are continuing to adapt to the impact of Covid-19 and are doing everything we can to ensure we provide this essential grant support when it is needed the most.


Our commitment to inclusion, equality and diversity

Family Fund are committed to staff development whilst offering excellent benefits, including flexi-time, competitive annual leave entitlement, a contributory pension scheme and above all a professional, fun working environment where a positive work-life balance is encouraged.

Family Fund is a Disability Confident Employer and all disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the role will be asked to attend an interview.  If you have a disability and are happy to inform us, please highlight this in your covering letter (please note that you are under no obligation to inform us).