Epilepsy Connections
Epilepsy Connections

Charity registered in Scotland SC030677

Epilepsy Connections provides information, education and support services for people living with epilepsy in the Greater Glasgow and Forth Valley areas.

Current vacancies

Admin Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,715 – £20,050
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Epilepsy Connections supports people with epilepsy and their families and friends in Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire.

We’re looking for the right person to fill the busy and diverse frontline role of Admin Assistant, a key member of Epilepsy Connections’ team and essential to the smooth running of the organisation.

The successful candidate will be reliable, able to prioritise and handle a challenging workload, and sensitive to the needs of people who use our services and our volunteers as well as our staff and Directors. We need someone who has excellent communication skills, knows their way around technology and the web, has experience of reception duties, and is able to design flyers, leaflets and other documents. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking for a responsible role in a vibrant charity, we want to hear from you.

This post has been home-based during the pandemic, but as restrictions ease and we start to offer face-to-face services once again this post will work full-time from our Head Office in Glasgow.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Epilepsy Fieldworker

  • Part time
  • £23,105 – £24,995 pro-rata
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Closing 16th April 2021

Epilepsy Connections wants everyone with epilepsy to have the support, resilience and respect they need to live life to the full.

Every year our Epilepsy Fieldwork Team supports hundreds of people to learn more about their epilepsy and how to manage it, and to live safely and well with what can be a challenging condition. The team works in a person-centred way to support people to identify their epilepsy information and support needs and to develop their self-management skills. We provide:

  • practical information about understanding and managing epilepsy, seizures and treatment; identifying seizure triggers; lifestyle issues; balancing risk and safety.
  • help to manage epilepsy at home, school or work.
  • support for people to deal with their feelings about living with epilepsy.
  • help with benefits and housing issues.
  • liaison with epilepsy specialist clinics.
  • signposting to appropriate resources and services.

We need an enthusiastic, experienced self-starter to join our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Fieldwork Team. You will work in an advisory capacity with adults and children with epilepsy, including people who have difficult-to-control epilepsy and those who have additional long term and/or disabling conditions, and people who are socially isolated because of epilepsy. This busy, varied and rewarding role also involves providing information and support to families and carers, employers, and health, social care and housing providers.

Applicants must have experience of providing information and support in a health or other welfare setting, excellent people skills, and be able to demonstrate understanding of the impact of living with a long term condition. Knowledge of epilepsy would be an advantage but we provide full training.

To help us reach out to all sections of the community we serve, we particularly welcome applications from speakers of community languages who meet the essential criteria for the post.