Regional Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Closing date: 15 January 2024

Interview date: From 22 January 2023

Location: Sheffield and Wakefield Region

Salary: From £24,500 to £28,750 (pro rata) per annum dependent on experience.

Regional Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Sheffield and Wakefield Region; 12 Months Fixed Term, 7 hours a week



From home and able to travel to the Spinal Cord Injury Centres’ in Sheffield and Wakefield around the wider area if required.

Occasional visits to Back Up office in Wandsworth, London and the surrounding area.


From £24,500 to £28,750 (pro rata) per annum dependent on experience.

Do you have lived experience of spinal cord injury? Are you passionate about making sure people get the support they need to transform their lives?

If so, Back Up could offer you an inspiring and fulfilling role making a significant difference to the lives of people affected by spinal cord injuries.

About the role:

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury, it is a life changing experience.

Back Up’s Regional Outreach and Engagement team are the very face of the organisation and are based across the UK, working directly with spinal cord injury centres’, hospitals – or indeed anywhere that people affected by spinal cord injury may be.

As a Regional Coordinator, you will build relationships and take ownership for what happens in your geographical area. Whether it be providing peer support to newly injured people in a clinical setting, facilitating wheelchair skills sessions, making referrals for ongoing support or supporting volunteers and fundraisers – you will be passionate about being able to demonstrate the impact of what we do, and will see for yourself how Back Up quite literally transforms lives.

About us:

At Back Up, we have big ambitions. Over the next few years, we’re going to be transforming the lives of even more people affected by spinal cord injury.

Together we’ll be working hard to make sure everyone affected by spinal cord injury has access to the support they deserve; and we are the only spinal cord injury charity in the UK providing specific services to children and young people.

Back Up has been voted one of the top ten charities to work for (Third Sector Best Charities 2020). The enthusiastic, inclusive and supportive spirit of our very skilled staff ensure excellence in the services we deliver.

How to apply

Please apply by emailing by 5pm on 15 January 2024 with:

  • A CV with salary information for your most recent post and two referees, one of whom should be your present or most recent employer. We will contact them after interview.
  • A (maximum) two side A4 supporting statement (saying why you want the job and explaining how you fit the person specification). This statement is crucial; CVs alone will not be accepted. See overleaf for guidance to help you make the most of your application.
  • A completed equal opportunities form (this is optional)

We will acknowledge receipt of your application, and then let you know if you are to be invited to interview.  Interviews will be held from 2nd January.  If you cannot make any of those dates, please indicate this when you apply.