Regional officer - Northern Ireland (north-west)

Location: Homeworker – Northern Ireland
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,000 per annum
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Frequent travel within North West/Western Trust region. Occasional travel across Northern Ireland and to our offices in Belfast, Chesterfield and London
Closing date: 9.00am, 27 June 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Regional officer - Northern Ireland (north west) role (PDF, 181 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.


We are recruiting for a Regional Officer to help us develop and shape the work Versus Arthritis does in local communities across Northern Ireland.  Through the ‘Together Versus Arthritis’ project we aim to build partnerships with local communities to reach and support more people with arthritis; including creating new peer-support groups, raising awareness of arthritis as a condition and improving the support and opportunities available to people with arthritis in local areas.

About the role

You will be responsible for creating and supporting a local network of people, professionals and organisations - building strong, lasting relationships within the community.  You will bring together people, professionals and organisations to volunteer as Local Touchpoints and help us connect people with arthritis to advice, support and opportunities.

Key requirements

To be successful in the role, you will be committed to Versus Arthritis values and behaviours as well as having:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of excellent relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with volunteers including identifying, recruiting and supporting volunteers as well as knowledge of best practice in volunteer management. 
  • Experience of community development approaches.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a completed application form (Word, 44 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Regional officer - northern Ireland (north-west) role (PDF, 181 KB)
  2. a completed equal opportunity monitoring form (Word, 99 MB).
  3. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by 9.00am, 27 June 2022 to


Interview dates to be confirmed, and to be held in our Belfast Office or via Microsoft Teams.

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.