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

Campaigns Coordinator (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £25,572 pro-rata
  • Ratho
  • Closing 26th November 2018

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

An important part of our strategy is to fight for better treatment and care for people affected by MS. We have an ambitious campaigns programme – from well-established national campaigns on treatments and welfare, to new ways of empowering people affected by MS to make change happen where they live.

We’re recruiting a Campaigns Coordinator 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 effective campaigns.

You will work with people affected by MS to develop local campaigns and support our national campaigning.

You will support our case study and campaigner recruitment and stewardship and work across the organisation to develop e-actions and monitor digital aspects of campaigning; you will write inspiring campaigning content; and provide support to cross-organisational campaigns.

You will play a central role in coordinating a diverse range of campaigning activities, as well as growing and nurturing our campaigns community.

You will be joining the MS Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, dynamic and friendly team.

We offer 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) – pro-rata for part-timers, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

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Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser Scotland

  • Part time
  • £28,929 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2018

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.

About this job

This is an exciting time to join the MS Society as we move forward with our 5 year organisational strategy (2015 – 2020). We have big aspirations and we need to attract brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

This is an exciting opportunity and is ideal for someone with strong research skills, an eye for detail, clear communication skills and a desire to assist people affected by multiple sclerosis through raising money from Trusts and Statutory funders.

The Trusts and Statutory Fundraiser Scotland post will raise restricted and unrestricted income from Scottish funders by creating inspiring proposals and applications. As the key contact in Scotland they will build and maintain relationships with new and existing donors. They will work closely with colleagues throughout the project and be responsible for reporting and updating donors on progress.

The post holder will have attention to detail with the ability to write compelling proposals. They will be a skilled relationship builder who can work alongside internal and external stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity.

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

The post is based at our Ratho Station office in Edinburgh.

For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Nicola Sinclair, Head of Fundraising Scotland on 0131 335 4057.

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Living Well Programme Co-ordinator (Digital)

  • Part time
  • £25,572 – £29,301 pro-rata
  • Home or office based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st August 2018

This is an exciting time to join the MS Society as we move forward with our 5 year organisational strategy (2015 – 2020). We have big aspirations and we need to attract brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

About this job

This post will use technological innovation to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of people who are newly diagnosed with MS, living in rural and remote areas of Scotland.

You will coordinate the day to day delivery of our online Living Well with MS sessions across Scotland. This is a varied role which involves planning and promoting online sessions through to their delivery and evaluation. You will also facilitate and co-ordinate new and existing online peer networks.

You will have excellent communication skills, be proactive, highly motivated and have an ability to engage our teams of volunteers, who are responsible for co-delivering sessions alongside you. You will lead on the online recruitment and training of our Living Well Volunteer Facilitators and provide them with ongoing support to ensure the quality of the online sessions.

You will have experience of group work with people with long term conditions; have a good understanding of self management models and knowledge of working with people in a way that is person centred and outcome focused.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity.

We offer 25 days annual leave, pro rata (excluding bank holidays), a 17.5 hour working week, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities. The post can be home-based or based at our Ratho Station office in Edinburgh. Please note a flexible working- pattern will be required as some service delivery will be during evenings and weekends.

We are delighted to have received funding from the RS MacDonald Charitable trust to fund this post.

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Press and PR Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £28,929 – £33,332
  • Scotland Office, Ratho Station near Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th September 2018

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.

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 will be responsible for promoting the work of the MS Society with a particular emphasis on supporting an awareness raising campaign and fundraising activity. You will 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 the charity’s work.

As PR officer you’ll be armed with a good contacts book and lots of creative ideas to keep the MS Society in the media. You will be joining the MS Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, dynamic and friendly team.

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Communications & Campaigns Assistant (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £23,920
  • Scotland Office, Ratho Station (near Edinburgh)
  • Closing 29th October 2018

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 is an exciting, challenging opportunity and ideal for someone looking to build their career in the fast-paced world of charity communications. Reporting to the Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager (Scotland), you will bring some experience in a communications environment but more importantly will be able to demonstrate a passion for working with the media and campaigning to further the charity’s cause.

As Communications & Campaigns Assistant you will need to be motivated, efficient and well organised. You will play a key role in supporting the day-to-day activities of the Policy and Communications team in a range of areas, in particular sourcing and supporting local and regional press, building media relations, developing social media output, supporting campaigns locally and nationally. You will also assist with general admin for the team and support press and communications work across the Scotland directorate

You will be joining the Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, energetic and friendly team.

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

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Campaigns Coordinator (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £25,572 pro-rata
  • Scotland Office, Ratho Station (near Edinburgh)
  • Closing 29th October 2018

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

An important part of our strategy is to fight for better treatment and care for people affected by MS. We have an ambitious campaigns programme – from well-established national campaigns on treatments and welfare, to new ways of empowering people affected by MS to make change happen where they live.

We’re recruiting a Campaigns Coordinator 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 effective campaigns.

You will work with people affected by MS to develop local campaigns and support our national campaigning.

You will support our case study and campaigner recruitment and stewardship and work across the organisation to develop e-actions and monitor digital aspects of campaigning; you will write inspiring campaigning content; and provide support to cross-organisational campaigns.

You will play a central role in coordinating a diverse range of campaigning activities, as well as growing and nurturing our campaigns community.

You will be joining the MS Society at an exciting stage of its development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive, dynamic and friendly team.

We offer 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) – pro-rata for part-timers, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

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This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising and Events Administrator (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £21,211 pro-rata
  • Scotland office, Ratho
  • Closing 9th November 2018

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our busy fundraising team to join us as our Fundraising and Events Administrator.

You will be the first point of contact for all of our #MSSuperstar fundraisers and as such are responsible for generating support and providing excellent stewardship. As first point of contact for our supporters you will need to be a confident communicator with the ability to build personable and effective relationships. You are key to motivating and inspiring people to help stop MS.

You will be a great team player, armed with excellent organisational and administration skills and a positive, can-do attitude.

The community and events portfolio is growing and includes running, cycling, swimming and challenges as well as an abundance of supporter led activity including head shaves, mass walks, balls and charity days.

As the Fundraising and Events Administrator, you will be responsible for stewarding and supporting the delivery of this exciting range of fundraising events and supporters in this busy role so we are looking for someone with strong organisational skills who can prioritise and build support.

You will be joining us at an exciting stage of our development and this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team.

A Job Description is available for download below.

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Project Assistant

  • Part time
  • £25,572 pro-rata
  • Ratho
  • Closing 19th November 2018

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 will support the continued development and improvement of the services and support delivered by our local groups and staff teams. You will support Local Network officers, and where appropriate lead on key projects and within the team on our approach to communicating with our Local Network volunteers and wider MS community.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team supporting vital work to help increase the reach and impact of our local groups across Scotland.

Ideally you will be someone with experience in both project management and communications, looking to further develop your skills. You will be self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity.

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