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Vacancy Details

Living with Secondary Breast Cancer group facilitators (face-to-face services)

Breast Cancer Now
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Taunton, Harrogate
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/05/2024 at 12:00
Breast Cancer Now


  • Harrogate
  • Taunton 


  • The Harrogate group meets every month on a Thursday, usually the fourth Thursday.
  • The Taunton group meets every month on a Wednesday, usually the third Wednesday.

Our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer groups meet 11am to 1pm, with a slightly longer meeting each quarter (11am to 1.30pm) when an expert speaker presents on a relevant topic.

Our groups are usually held in hospitality or community venues in the town or city centre. 

Pay: We offer flat fees for work undertaken delivering our services as listed below: 

  • £130 for facilitating a 2 hour group session
  • £150 for facilitating a quarterly 2.5 hour speaker session
  • £15 admin fee per session
  • Additional fees for attending training and meetings or facilitating a larger annual information event.

We do not provide expenses or any fee for travel time or costs. However, we do reimburse car parking costs, if applicable, at the venue the group is held. 

The role

We are currently looking for two experienced facilitators with a counselling qualification (minimum Level 4 diploma) to deliver our Living with Secondary Breast Cancer (LWSBC) groups in Harrogate and in Taunton.    

Our LWSBC groups offer support and information to anyone living with a diagnosis of secondary (metastatic) breast cancer. The groups offer a safe space where people can come to talk freely and share experiences and mutual support with others who understand, away from friends and family. They are not therapeutic support groups in the traditional sense but are delivered in accordance with our UK-Wide service model, developed and tested for over 10 years.

The group will meet monthly at 11am – 1pm with a slightly longer group each quarter (11am – 1.30pm) when an expert speaker presents on a relevant topic.

You’ll be responsible for facilitating the groups, drawing upon your therapeutic skills as required. Ensuring all attendees are given time to share and supported to take part in discussion, including around challenging topics affecting this patient group such as end of life. You’ll work independently in your region, with sole responsibility for facilitating each group, liaising with venue staff as required. You’ll act as an ambassador for Breast Cancer Now, promoting our charitable aims and building professional relationships with healthcare professionals who attend.

This is offered as a contract for services position and as such the appointed contractor would not be an employee of Breast Cancer Now but a self-employed individual. We require all contractors to adhere to and follow Breast Cancer Now applicable policies and procedures and to undertake some mandatory training in core subjects such as data protection and cyber security. A satisfactory criminal record check will be required.

About you

You’ll have a counselling qualification and experience of facilitating groups, preferably ongoing support groups for people affected by cancer or a life-limiting long-term condition, or other vulnerable/sensitive group. You’ll have a warm and approachable manner, able to communicate sensitively with people facing difficult challenges. You’ll be confident using your own initiative and dealing with unforeseen challenges when working alone and be able to travel to facilitate the group in person from your home address.

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.

How to apply

Please submit an online application form via the link provided. When doing so, please ensure you confirm the location you are applying for.

Closing date: Friday 17 May 2024 at 12.00pm

Interview date:

  • Interview for Harrogate will be held on Wednesday 29 May 2024, online
  • Interview for Taunton will be held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2024, online

Observation date (successful candidate):

The successful candidate will be invited to observe one of the existing LWSBC groups as part of the induction process.

  • Leeds - 7 June 2024 (successful candidate for Harrogate)
  • Taunton – 19 June 2024 (successful candidate for Taunton)

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed