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It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a huge gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated free Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives.

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

From time to time we look for people to join our team at Allergy UK as we continue to develop the services we provide for people living with allergy. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Allergy UK. Charity No: 1094231. Company No: 4509293. Registered in Scotland - Charity No: SC039257

Please note, as we’re a charity, we try hard to keep costs down and that includes in administration. If you apply for a job and don’t hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time and we thank you for your interest in Allergy UK.

Please find current vacancies below:

Communications Manager

Salary: £35,700 per annum

Location: Sidcup (Office based)

Position: Permanent

Are you looking for a new communications challenge at a leading national patient charity?

We have ambitious plans for the future with our next five-year strategic plan for the charity looking to increase our fundraising activities, focusing on diversifying income streams whilst still fostering commercial awareness through our trading subsidiary. This is an exciting time to join Allergy UK and we are looking for a Communications Manager with experience in the Charity Sector to join us and be a part of our success story.

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be an integral part of the management team. The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification and experience in all areas of communications including; media relations, web development, social media management and internal communications. This role requires a proactive and adaptable approach to handle the day to day activities, where delivery of high quality information is key, whilst leading a small team of communications and web and digital employees.

We offer a competitive salary, 3% employer and 5% employee contribution to a pension scheme, free car parking, 28 days’ annual leave and access to an on-line portal with discounts including high street stores and restaurants. 

Further information

For a complete job description and further details about the role and Allergy UK please follow the link Communications Manager.

To apply, please send your CV, with a brief covering letter outlining what you would bring to our organisation to contribute to its future success, to recruitment@allergyuk.org 

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday, 1st July 2019, however we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist/interview before the deadline, otherwise interviews to take place w/c 8th July 2019. 

If you would like more detailed information about the role and what we are looking for, please e-mail recruitment@allergyuk.org 

We request no contact from agencies.

Please note, as we are a charity, we try hard to keep costs down and that includes in administration. If you apply for a job and do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time and we thank you for your interest in Allergy UK.

Bank Nurse Advisors

(Can be either office based in Sidcup, Kent, or home based - subject to prior agreement)

This role will offer a highly competitive hourly rate, for the right candidates.

What the job involves

A rare and exciting opportunity has become available to join the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy.

This role involves joining a bank of Nurse Advisors, where working hours will be pre-booked in advance and on an ad-hoc basis, dependent upon the charity’s current requirements for specialist clinical input.

The work is exciting and varied. You will be working with a small team of non-clinical Helpline colleagues and will receive professional clinical support from the Head of Clinical Services.

What we want from you

To apply for this role, you must be a NMC registered Nurse in the UK, with at least two years’ post-graduate clinical experience in the field of allergy. It would be beneficial if you have experience of working with both adults and children in this field, however applicants with experience in either area will also be considered. You will have registered nursing experience at NHS Band 6 (or above).

You will be a strong team player who works well with both clinical and non-clinical colleagues, able to commit to the ad-hoc nature of bank work and have high professional clinical standards with good planning and communications skills.

You will possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You will also be flexible and adaptable in meeting the complex demands of this varied role.

You will also be committed, enthusiastic and compassionate - keen to apply your existing clinical experience and knowledge to provide information and support to those affected by allergy and have the desire to develop new skills.

What we’ll provide

We offer a competitive hourly rate.

So, if you’re looking for a developmental opportunity that would help you to further develop your skills in supporting people living with allergy, this could be the career opportunity that you’ve been looking for. We are a small but progressive charity with a big vision. Be part of our journey and apply now. 

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to - recruitment@allergyuk.org

For more information please download the candidate pack.

Scientific Advisor - Product Testing

The Role

Allergy UK is looking for a Scientific Advisor with scientific expertise in microbiology and aerobiology, validating test data on products that may be efficient at reducing allergens from the indoor environment.  This is a contract position for eight hours per week.

You will be reviewing test data provided by a third party testing facility and writing a report to advise whether the results of that test data are valid, or otherwise, against our relevant testing protocols.

You will have as a minimum a Master’s degree in microbiology, knowledge of testing procedures and how to assess product performance and allergen thresholds, including understanding reduction of allergens and other aspects, knowledge of laboratory good working practice (ISO 17025 standards) and containment of hazardous substances, knowledge of how to appraise protocols for testing the range of appliances/products in the endorsement programme, and the ability to design and write test protocols to international standards, e.g. IEC, AHAM.

For the full Role Profile please download here

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment@allergyuk.org expressing your interest in this role.