Helpline Leader

With 20 new people in the UK diagnosed with kidney disease every day, the need for information and advice from a trusted, understanding source is bigger than ever. The Kidney Care UK Helpline is a new national service to support people online, on the phone and by email at the point they need support.

Job Title: Helpline Leader

Reporting to: Director of Patient Support Services

Responsible for: Helpline Officers (1.2FTE)

Location: Hybrid, remote or office in Alton, Hampshire

Hours: 37.5 hours Monday to Friday. Must be sufficiently flexible to work irregular hours as required by the requirements of the post

Salary: £35,000

This role would be ideal for someone with lived experience either as a patient, carer or health and social care professional, but primarily we’re seeking the skills to develop the processes, support knowledge development and lead a team to provide information, advice and non-medical guidance in a friendly, timely and efficient manner. 

You’ll lead from the front; answering incoming enquiries is your priority. You’ll need to be able to speak to a wide range of people and respond to them with compassion and understanding.  

Building and leading a small team, you will support them to develop knowledge and adopt best working practices. Listening to difficult conversations, their wellbeing is key and you’ll be experienced at identifying and implementing the training and support needed to thrive in a challenging but rewarding role.  

You’ll champion and promote equal opportunities and diversity both in your area of work and the wider organisation.   

Keeping accurate records of interactions using our database is essential. Reporting the outputs generated and providing insights to is also a key part of your role. Your insight and regular contact on the front line of services will help to inform other ways we can support patients and their families.  

Implementing new systems and processes will be an important part of the role, particularly in the early months. You will need to be confident using IT to communicate and deliver the service and have a good understanding of how IT supports effective working practices. 

You’ll identify with maintaining the high standards of Kidney Care UK services and play an active part in joint working, safeguarding and risk management. You’ll be responsible for your team’s compliance with corporate policies including safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety and data protection.


Please apply via Charity Job with your CV and a covering letter.

Applications are invited until Tuesday 7 May 2024, 5pm.

Download the full Kidney Care UK Helpline Leader job description.