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We are looking for Macmillan Senior Social Work Practitioner Cancer & Mental Health at our Head Office (2 Positions Available)


Location Base:  Blended home and office-based working; based at MindWise’s Head Office with travel throughout NI and occasionally ROI and UK.

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week.

Posts available: 2 x 37.5 hour posts

Salary Range: £43,806 to £47,672 (Macmillan Band 7)          

Starting Salary:  £43,806

Duration: Fixed Term for 3 years.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 3rd June 2024


All our roles make a positive impact on the lives of others, the purpose of this role is to:

As a Macmillan funded Professional, employed by MindWise, the post holder will work closely with the Macmillan Regional Social Work Programme Manager (NI) to develop and implement the Cancer and Mental Health Psychosocial Service in N Ireland. The post holder will work closely with GP practice and Health and Social Care Trusts, developing partnerships across cancer and mental health voluntary sector charities, for people with lived experience of cancer and mental health issues, and carer organisations. The post holder will also develop a scoping exercise across the GP practice areas of the volume of people living with cancer and mental health issues; provide line management support and supervision to a small team of Cancer & Mental Health Social Workers, consultation, advice, and guidance, alongside delivering clinical interventions to a number of people living with cancer and mental health issues and their families, who require specialist intensive support. The postholder will also be responsible for leading on the regional training and support programmes and be responsible for the working with the independent evaluation company. 

What we ask for from you:

  • A university degree in Social Work

A professional qualification in Social Work

  • Be fully registered with, or eligible to register with, NISCC as a Social Worker
  • Three years previous experience of managing staff performance to achieve high standards of service delivery.
  • Three years’ experience (in the last 5 years) of working in mental health services, and /or cancer services
  • Experience of leading on quality improvement initiatives.
  • Experience of managing stakeholder relationships, both internal and external to the organisation, to achieve successful outcomes for clients.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the issues affecting those with cancer and mental health issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate alignment with the core values of MindWise and Macmillan: Passion, Respect, Empathy, Togetherness, Openness and transparency. With Heart, With Strength, With Ambition.
  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criterion will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
  • Secondment Candidates only: This role is open to secondments from other organisations e.g. Trust, Public sector, however you must confirm that you have the approval of your line manager before submitting your application for this post.

What you get in return:

  • A competitive salary
  • A minimum employer pension contribution of 6%
  • Enhanced holiday leave entitlement of 35 days (FTE)
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Medical cash plan
  • Death in service benefit
  • Access to family friendly policies and flexible working options
  • Business mileage paid at HMRC max
  • Commitment to learning and development
  • Able to volunteer 1 day per year with MindWise Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
  • Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award holders, reflecting excellent working practices
  • Able to join Staff Working Groups and have your voice heard! e.g. People working group; Health & Wellbeing; Leadership and Management; Human Rights; Trauma Informed group etc


Supplementary information

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced check via the Access (NI) Service.

The post holder may be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland and on occasions, within the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and elsewhere.


MindWise are an equal opportunities employer



CV's are not accepted. Online Application only.



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