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Lead Myeloma Information Specialist

Myeloma UK

Location: Edinburgh, Work from home
Salary: £36,565 to £39,525
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 31st January 2022

(permanent, full – time 35 hours week)

Currently flexible working from home with hub-based office days

(The post holder is preferred to be within reasonable travelling distance of the Edinburgh office.)

About us

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with the blood cancer myeloma and related conditions. We are committed to bringing together the best and brightest people to help us ensure that every patient has an empowered present and a hopeful future. We are now looking to appoint a Lead Myeloma Information Specialist to join our Healthcare Advocacy Services Team.

To realise our long-term ambition to make myeloma history, we relentlessly pursue better outcomes for myeloma patients and patients with related conditions through a comprehensive early diagnosis programme, a unique research portfolio, our treatment access strategy, information and support services, and healthcare improvement services.

About the role

The role of Lead Myeloma Information Specialist is to provide a range of information and support to patients, carers and healthcare professionals on myeloma and related conditions including AL amyloidosis, smouldering myeloma and MGUS. You will lead the Myeloma Information Specialist team in delivery and monitoring of the Myeloma Infoline, Ask the Nurse and Peer Programme services.  The post holder will work with colleagues to ensure close communication and sharing of information across the organisation and report progress regularly to their line manager. You will require to develop an awareness of research and clinical developments and other initiatives in the field of myeloma and related conditions. 

About you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for this role. You will have experience of delivering information in a tailored, sensitive and appropriate manner, as well as the ability to convey complex information in clear, understandable terms. This will be done through a variety of communication channels, including telephone. You will have management experience with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.  We are looking for a dedicated self–starter committed to making a difference. Experience of working in haematology or oncology nursing to RGN level, a clinical research or healthcare background would be an advantage for this role

If you think you would be a great fit for this role, please send your CV and supporting statement to jobs@myeloma.org.uk.  

For further information please find the Recruitment pack on our website: - https://www.myeloma.org.uk/documents/lead-myeloma-information-specialist-permanent-full-time-35-hours-week/

Applications close on 31 January 2022 and interviews will be held on 17 February 2022

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