01709 210151 / 07716 135940 kerry.leeson@alstrom.org.uk

Would you like to join the Breaking Down Barriers team?

Are you compassionate and determined to make a positive impact on people’s lives?

If yes, then we would encourage you to download the application pack for the new role of 

Breaking Down Barriers Outreach & Engagement Coordinator.


What is the Breaking Down Barriers (BDB) project?

Breaking Down Barriers is a network of over 30 organisations working together to improve the lives of people from marginalised communities, so they have equal access to health services. Addressing health inequalities is at the centre of what we do: finding ways that health services can be shaped to become inclusive and accessible, and working with families to encourage and support them to access those services. The Breaking Down Barriers network of organisations, working at a grass roots level, is sharing good practice and exploring new ideas to help educate, empower, and provide an evidence base to promote equity of access to mainstream health services.

Exciting opportunity

This exciting new role reflects our ambition to further develop the support that we offer to patient organisations, support groups and community networks; individuals and families affected by genetic disorders and those who love and care for them. This project is made possible through the commitment, funding and support that we receive from The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust.

We recognise that individuals and families can become isolated and may not always receive the support and the treatment they require. The BDB project works with people from ethnic minority communities to improve access, support and understanding. We are supporting organisations to develop resources and promote access to services to enable families to make informed choices about their treatment, care and future.

Experience, knowledge and understanding of the barriers experienced by people from ethnic minority communities will be a distinctive advantage. A willingness to work flexibly and to travel will be essential. Experience of providing support to families affected by genetic conditions will be an advantage, as will experience of interpreting and translating information.

Most importantly, if you can demonstrate cultural sensitivity, are compassionate and determined and want to make a positive impact on people’s lives we would encourage you to apply.

Please download the application pack below:

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. About the BDB project
  3. Job Description and Person Specification
  4. Application Form
  5. Equality and Diversity Form

Closing date
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th May 2021 by 12pm.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 10th May 2021 and due to the pandemic, interviews will take place via Zoom. 

Contact information
Please complete the necessary documents and email them to Catherine Lewis, catherine.lewis@alstrom.org.uk
Alternatively, these can be posted to Alström Syndrome UK, 4 St. Kitts Close, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7GD
Please feel free to get in touch, if you would like any of the documents in an alternative format.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact BDB Project Lead, Kerry Leeson-Beevers on 07716 135940


Thank you for your interest in ASUK and the BDB project.