MS Society
MS Society

Charity number 1139257

At the MS Society we put people affected by MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK. Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure, but until then, we will do all that we can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone. We have recently launched our new five year organisational strategy which is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them, and it gives us a clear and determined focus. We have big aspirations and we need to attract brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

Current vacancies

Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,885 – £39,276
  • Scotland Office, Ratho (currently remote working)
  • Closing 4th December 2020

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual with experience of shaping policy and ability to communicate the position of the MS Society in Scotland to a wide range of audiences and develop its profile.

As a member of the management community, you will influence and implement the MS Society’s direction of travel in Scotland.

You will mobilise the Scottish MS Community to make a powerful case for continued improvement in the treatment, care and support of people living with MS.

Working with the wider Scotland team you will be outcome focused and deliver tangible results.

This is a fantastic role for someone who understands the political and policy environment in Scotland and enjoys taking a strategic and operational lead.

We offer 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

A Job Description is available for download below.

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Coordinators x 2 (inc Lead), My MS My Way: Tayside

  • Part time
  • £30,010 – £34,577 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular travel across Tayside
  • Closing 13th November 2020

Positions

  • Lead Service/Peer Support Co-ordinator : My MS My Way: Tayside
  • Service Co-ordinator Peer Support : My MS My Way: Tayside

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership with the MS Therapy Centre (Tayside). The project is now moving into its second year aims to support people with multiple sclerosis living or working across Tayside; to improve their emotional wellbeing, resilience and ability to live well with MS. The service will provide support at NHS MS clinics, a counselling service, self-management support, information and a bespoke one-to-one peer support programme. We have 2 roles available: The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator and the Service Coordinator for Peer Support.

The Lead Service/Peer Support Coordinator will lead the development of the service and manage the day to day operational work of the project, maintaining positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals from the third sector. Substantial experience of successfully designing, developing and delivering a time limited support services is essential.

The Service Coordinator for Peer Support will lead the day to day operational work of the bespoke 1:1 Peer Support Programme. Individuals accessing the services will be supported by you and local volunteers. You will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing a cohort of volunteers. Experience of designing and delivering training to volunteers as well as managing volunteers to deliver a local services is essential.

For these roles you will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and be exceptionally organised in your approach. In addition, you will have excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Office and the use of databases.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity. It is essential that the post holder has a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

We offer 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

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