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Role: Family Entrepreneur (x 2)

Project: Macmillan Families and Cancer project

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £17,394 per annum (fte) from 1st April 2018


Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018




Family Gateway is an established and award-winning charity working in North Tyneside, South Tyneside and South-East Northumberland with a clear focus on improving life chances for the most vulnerable families and children in disadvantaged communities. We do this using our evidence-based ‘barefoot professional’ model to engage, support and progress families who have barriers to accessing and working with other services.

Our company’s mission is to be at the forefront of improving life chances for children and families through the development of community-led solutions.

We are delighted that we have been granted an expansion to our existing Macmillan Families and Cancer project, an exciting and innovative new 2-year action research project which is currently operational in North and South Tyneside and will now be extended to south-east Northumberland.

The Macmillan Families and Cancer project was launched in September 2017 and has engaged and supported whole families in disadvantaged communities who are struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis on top of their other underlying difficulties. It works closely with Macmillan Cancer Support professionals, other health professionals and services, and the wider community sector to ensure that we can more fully understand the issues and barriers that impact children in those families.

The roles

We are seeking to appoint 2 Family Entrepreneurs; the successful candidates will work alongside the existing Family Entrepreneurs, our part time administrator and the job-shared Programme Manager post. The Family Entrepreneurs will deliver support to families in disadvantaged communities who are living with cancer and whose children’s life chances are likely to be impacted through cancer.

In order to apply you will have preferably completed the Family Gateway Community Awareness training or be prepared to do so soon after recruitment. You will have experienced the difficulties that cancer can bring to a family living with disadvantage and other complex issues and you will be experienced in working to support whole families with children. You will be empathetic and challenging and will have a natural passion for supporting others and developing new approaches to complex situations. You must have a current enhanced DBS and meet the person specification on the job description below.

To receive an application form and a job description / person specification please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Operations and Research Manager Nicola Sugden by 16th March 2018 on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a call. Please note Nicola works part time.

Applicants will be issued with a standard application form to complete; please note that the closing date for this job is Friday 23rd March 2018.

To find out more about Family Gateway and our work please visit our website