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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:

Nurse Advisor/Helpline Manager

(Fixed term contract for 12 months providing maternity leave cover)

Combined role is full-time (35hrs/wk) – preferred £39,000 pa

  • Nurse Advisor role only (20hrs/wk), £23,500 pa
  • Helpline Manager role only (15hrs/wk) – £15,500 pa

Based at Allergy UK’s Head Office, Planwell House, Sidcup, Kent DA15 5BH

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 is a full time role, where there is no shift work or regular unsocial hours. The Helpline’s core hours are between 9am-5pm, with only the occasional request to do pieces of work outside these hours (i.e. attendance at meetings, or conferences etc.)

The work is exciting and varied. You will be leading a small team of non-clinical Helpline colleagues and will receive professional clinical support from the Head of Clinical Services. This post reports to the Operations Director, who will work closely with the post-holder in developing our Helpline service.

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) and demonstrable leadership and management experience appropriate to this role.

You will be a strong team player who works well with both clinical and non-clinical colleagues, able to commit to a busy full time role, have high professional clinical standards with good leadership, organisation, 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 provide a competitive benefits package and contributory pension scheme.

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 move 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

Closing date for applications: Friday, 17th May 2019

Interviews: planned for Wednesday, 29th May 2019

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.