Administrative assistant

Salary: £17,699 - £22,000 per annum depending on experience (pro rata 17.5 hours per week)

3.5 hours per day Monday - Friday

We Hear You is a vibrant, local cancer charity providing emotional support through free professional counselling for children, young people and adults affected or bereaved by cancer or other life threatening conditions in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated individual with an eye for detail to join our busy team.

As our Administrative Assistant, reporting to the Office Manager, you will be the first point of contact for our clients and will work with our clinical team to make client appointments, record client data using our client database in accordance with Data Protection and client wishes. You will generate meaningful reports to support the clinical, fundraising and communications teams. You will also be responsible for processing funds received by the charity and our trading subsidiary, The WHY Gallery Ltd; processing and payment of invoices using our accounting database and other varied administrative tasks.

For more information please review the job description below and if your skills match please use our application form to apply.

Please send your application to

Closing date: 30th November 2018 5pm

Interview date: 11th December 2018


Trustees (voluntary role)

WHY is a vibrant, dynamic and growing cancer charity working across Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. 2019 marks WHY’s 25th anniversary and in the last four years the charity has experienced dramatic growth. Income has increased by over 110% and our team has expanded by 160% to enable us to deliver more emotional support to people affected by cancer. 

As WHY enters its 25th year we are looking to develop a bold strategy that will enable us to diversify the service we offer so that we can provide the therapeutic support that our community needs in a variety of ways.  

We are looking for new members of our Board of Trustees who can offer us their experience and passion and help shape the next 25 years of the charity, support our continued growth and enable WHY to reach everyone who needs our support.

We are particularly looking for people with the following backgrounds and skills: 

  • Fundraising
  • Healthcare professional (from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, doctors and allied health professionals)
  • Legal
  • Psychologist / psychotherapist
  • Service user

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Melissa Hillier, Director.

A more detailed job description can be downloaded below.

Please feel free to contact Melissa for more information or an informal chat about becoming a trustee for WHY.

Closing date: 4th November 2018

Counselling Internships

Please note, all counselling is provided by professionally trained and experienced counsellors. We do not offer counselling internships.

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