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.

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Community Development Officer, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £33,273 – £35,881
  • Home-based, Scotland
  • Closing 21st September 2021

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

The role of Community Development Officer Scotland is one of two Community Development Officers within Scotland which are part of our UK Community Networks team. As part of our Community Development team your role will be to develop our local community presence in Scotland and developing awareness of and engagement with the MS community by the wider community.

As a Community Development Officer you’ll support our local volunteer groups to develop new partnerships, share good practice, respond to local need and engage with the wider community. This includes the development of events and services, with MS professionals and local groups where appropriate, to engage the community in our work.

You’ll play an important role working in partnership with our local groups and the MS Community to incorporate their needs and views into our work and will provide guidance and support to our local volunteers when developing local services.

The role also focuses on developing our connections with communities we currently under-engage with and to support the development of informal groups within the MS community, and our relationship with them.

The post-holder will have experience of working alongside end-users in the coproduction of services or activities, and a commitment to the principles of coproduction; experience of managing the delivery of activity plans in partnership with volunteers, as well as experience of partnership working and stakeholder engagement to improve local services and outcomes for the MS Community.

As this role covers large geographical areas you’ll need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

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 Every MS Story strategy.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,010 – £34,577
  • Scotland Office, Ratho (currently home-based)
  • Closing 7th May 2021

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’re looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual with experience of contributing to policy and the ability to communicate our position in Scotland to a wide range of audiences and develop our profile.

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

This is a fantastic role for someone who understands the political and policy environment in Scotland, who is outcome-focused and delivers tangible results.

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.

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Press and PR Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,010 – £34,577
  • Office-based in Ratho, Scotland with flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 24th August 2021

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’re recruiting a Press and PR Officer to help us make a real difference to the lives of people affected by MS. The successful candidate will be a motivated and ambitious individual with experience of the media landscape in Scotland and the UK.

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity and ideal for a confident self-starter. You’ll be responsible for promoting the work of the MS Society with a particular emphasis on supporting an awareness raising campaign and fundraising activity.

You’ll also be responsible for managing media enquiries and upholding the reputation of the charity. Other tasks will include helping to develop the MS Society’s First Person Voice programme, maintaining and developing media contacts, creating, monitoring and delivering social media content, pitching real life stories to consumer media, and monitoring and distributing media coverage relating to our work.

As an experienced PR Officer you’ll have a strong contacts book and lots of creative ideas to keep us in the media. You’ll be joining us at an exciting stage of our development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, dynamic and friendly team.

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 Every MS Story strategy.

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Project Assistant

  • Full time
  • £26,526 – £30,395
  • Office-based in Ratho, Scotland with flexibility to work from home
  • Closing 24th August 2021

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

Our Scotland team have recently secured funding from the Scottish Government to continue and expand the MS wellbeing hub in Scotland to keep people living well with MS and connected.

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity to support our Wellbeing hub team in the delivery of key projects and day to day operations.

You’ll be proactive and highly motivated. Attention to detail is essential as is the ability to plan and manage a busy and varied workload to provide support on various projects.

Our Wellbeing hub offers a suite of hundreds of free online and telephone sessions for people living with MS to access, including access to one-to-one calls, counselling, as well as many other activities designed to ensure people’s physical and mental wellbeing are supported.

The hub aims to improve emotional wellbeing by reducing levels of anxiety, stress, isolation and loneliness as well as physical wellbeing with increased physical activity levels, improved strength, stamina, balance, mobility and reduced fatigue.

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 Every MS Story strategy.

Department: Wellbeing team

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