Vacancies 2018-09-14T14:41:43+00:00


Join team gaddum

Our team are our best asset and we are looking for colleagues who have the drive, ambition and innovation to help our charity flourish. As a responsible employer, we are part of the national living wage scheme, offer development training opportunities, have a cycle to work scheme, company pension and generous annual leave allowance (above national legal requirement)

If you think you could make a difference to people’s lives in greater Manchester, gaddum could be the next career move for you

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


gaddum are recruiting new trustees for its Board, which offers Governance and Strategic Leadership to our organisation.

This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and forward looking Board of Trustees, governing one of Greater Manchester’s fastest growing and progressive Charities, which provides support in some of the most vital areas of Health and Social Care.

One of Greater Manchester’s oldest established Charities, gaddum, currently delivers services in five Local Authority areas including statutory advocacy, mental health & therapy plus bereavement & palliative care and support for unwaged carers of all ages.

We are seeking people from diverse backgrounds and communities to be more reflective of our service users and the wider Greater Manchester population. These are voluntary positions and we are looking for people with experience and knowledge at a strategic or senior level. Key attributes will be leadership, accountability, integrity, and commitment.

To strengthen our Board we are particularly keen to recruit new Trustee members with skills and experience in the following:-

• Greater Manchester political awareness and understanding
• Strategic Development
• Income generation & fundraising
• PR & Communications and Marketing
• Health and social care, in particular commissioning
• Public Health
• VCSE sector
• Finance / Accounting

The Board meets every 6 weeks in the evening.

Please contact – Will Barnes, gaddum Executive Assistant on 0161 834 6069 to arrange an informal discussion with either Chair Trustee Board or Chief Executive.

If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to outlining why you would like to be considered as a Trustee for gaddum.

Closing date: – noon on Monday 1st October 2018
Interviews: – Wednesday 3 October 2018

Clinical Supervisor (Sessional)

Job Title: Clinical Supervisor (Sessional)

Accountable to: Deputy Chief Executive

Responsible to: Head of Therapy and Advocacy Services

Reporting to: Therapy Services Manager

Location: Supervision is provided primarily at gaddum’s offices in Manchester and Salford, but may include provision at sites across Greater Manchester as required.

Salary: £40 per hour

Hour & Contract Type: Sessional       

Job Summary:

Clinical Supervisor providing supervision (both clinical and non-clinical) to all staffing groups across gaddum’s services, as necessary.

Provision of supervision includes regular group clinical supervision to gaddum’s Therapy Services staff (including therapists working in IAPT); and provision of non-clinical supervision, case reviews, and de-briefs across gaddum’s range of services (including carer’s centres, advocacy hub and administration).

Job Purpose:

• To provide clinical supervision to staff working across Therapy Services, including IAPT, Palliative Care, Adult Counselling and our BAME specific Roby service.
• To provide supervision as needed to gaddum staff, across our range of service delivery, including our Carer’s centres, Advocacy Hub and Administration Hub.
• To aid in ensuring the safe practice of gaddum staff, clinical and non-clinical, including record-keeping, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and working to organisational policies and procedures
• To ensure clinical supervision is purposeful and aids in the professional development of our therapeutic staff
• To ensure that supervision, both clinical and non-clinical, meets the needs of the staffing group in line with their client contact
• To provide debriefs as required (which may also include debriefs of palliative care nursing teams), following a serious incident or death.
• To ensure the practice of all Therapy Services staff is in line with their professional bodies’ ethics codes
• To work at all times within the ethical framework of own professional body
• To ensure appropriate supervision record keeping and storage, in line with organisational policy
• To ensure that any serious concerns about the ethical practice of supervisees are raised with gaddum management and the relevant professional ethics bodies where appropriate
• To ensure the continued development of own clinical practice, including training, relevant memberships and supervision (for work as a supervisor)
• To ensure that any concerns related to the safeguarding of gaddum service users, staff or volunteers is reported in line with the organisational safeguarding policy

Qualifications and Experience

The clinical supervisor must hold a professional qualification in the field of mental health, and hold a current registration/accreditation with a professional ethics body (as relevant to their qualification).

It is essential that the clinical supervisor has experience of providing supervision to clinical staff, both individually and in groups, and that they have significant experience in working with complex mental health issues in a professional capacity. A supervision qualification, and experience of working as a supervisor or therapist within an IAPT setting, are preferential.

It is essential that the clinical supervisor maintains their professional registration throughout their work with gaddum, and that they adhere to the ethical codes outlined by their professional body (including clinical supervision arrangements for their supervision).

To apply please send  a copy of your CV and Cover Letter  or by post to gaddum, 6 Great Jackson St Manchester M15 4AX.

For informal discussion about the role please contact: 0161 834 6069

Closing date: Sunday 30 September 2018, 5pm

Interview date: TBC

Full Job Description:  Clinical Supervisor (sessional) JD

Person Specification:  Clinical supervisor (sessional) PS

Independent Mental Capacity and Care Act Advocate

Job Title:  Independent Mental Capacity and Care Act Advocate

Responsible to:  Advocacy Hub Manager

Accountable to:  Head of Therapy and Advocacy Services

Reporting to:  Care Act Team Leader

Salary:  £20,661-£24,964

Working hours:  35 hours a week with expectation to provide shared duty cover.

Location:  gaddum, hospital and community settings

 Job Summary 

The Independent Mental Capacity and Care Act Advocate is responsible to the Advocacy Manager and is responsible for responding to advocacy referrals under the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act as necessary.

Job Purpose

• To provide independent advocacy support to people who lack capacity in line with the MCA Code of Practice.
• To support and represent adults who lack capacity in matters relating to or connected with their deprivation of liberty in line with the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice.
• To provide independent Care Act advocacy support to people who have substantial difficulty being involved in Care Act processes in line with the Care Act Independent Advocacy Statutory Guidance.

To apply please send  a copy of your CV and Cover Letter or by post to gaddum, 6 Great Jackson St Manchester M15 4AX.

For informal discussion about the role please contact: 0161 834 6069

Closing date:  Wednesday 10th October 2018, 5pm

Interview date: Friday 19th October 2018

Full Job Description:    IMCA CAA – JD

Person Specification:   IMCA CAA – PS

Family Therapeutic Support Worker 

Rochdale Palliative Care

Job Title: Family Therapeutic Support Worker

Accountable to: Head of Therapy and Advocacy Services

Responsible to: Therapy Services Manager

Reporting to: Therapy Services Team Leader

Location: Callaghan House, Heywood, OL10 1PR. This role will involve working across Rochdale, as well as travel to central Manchester

Salary: £20,661- £24,964 per annum – pro rata

Hours: 16 hours per week

Job Summary

Working with community nursing team in Rochdale to improve access to support for families where there is a child with a life limiting or terminal condition. Working with the family to offer a holistic package of support tailored to their needs, improving wellbeing, building resilience and to develop coping strategies.

Job Purpose:

• To take and manage referrals from Specialist Community Nursing Teams; then in partnership with the families assess needs and find appropriate ways to work towards meeting them and increase family resilience.

• To raise the profile of the Children and Families Paediatric Palliative Care Service in Rochdale with relevant stakeholders.

• To work in partnership with other organisations providing services to families on our case load.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and Cover letter to or by post to gaddum, 6 Great Jackson street, Manchester, M15 4AX.

For informal discussion about the role please contact 0161 834 6069.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018

Interview Date: TBC

Full Job Description :Family Support Worker – Job Description

Person Specification:  Family Support Worker – Person Specification

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